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    • CommentAuthormiccas75
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2009 edited
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    Mastodon's Crack the Skye is on repeat. Along with Dan Auerbach and M. Ward. What about yours?
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    I'll jump in with Merriweather Post Pavilion before someone else does, or someone comes in and says "Merriweather Post Pavilion is shit." It's still getting regular plays and I'm still moved by it. Haters can kiss it.

    Neko Case's Middle Cyclone gets better with every listen. Maybe not as good as Fox Confessor Brings The Flood, but still very interesting.
    • CommentAuthormiccas75
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2009
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    @ Admiral Neck - The idea of a tornado falling in love w/ someone is by far the best idea for an album I've heard in a long while. Maybe ever
    • CommentAuthorAnanzitusq
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2009
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    Metric's Fantasies
    The Thermals Now We Can See
    Cursive Mama, I'm swollen
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    I second, Mastodon's Crack the Skye.
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      CommentAuthorJeff Owens
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2009 edited
     (5645.6)
    I second Mastodon's Crack the Skye, but I'm much more into Kylesa's Static Tensions.

    Also:

    Propagandhi
    's Supporting Caste is probably my #1 of the year, so far. They really pushed the prog aspect this time around.

    EDIT: I guess I'm thirding Crack the Skye.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2009
     (5645.7)
    Two Fingers - Two Fingers (Big Dada)

    It's Amon Tobin and Doubleclick doing a bit of ragga / hip-hop / dubstep bizness.... top hole
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    Bomb the Music Industry's Scrambles is my favourite album so far.

    Get it here

    The Thermals album was really good too.
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      CommentAuthorTacoHugsPHD
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2009 edited
     (5645.9)
    Fever Ray - s/t
    A++ dark and bubbling electro from Karin (of the Knife)


    Venetian Snares - Filth
    Energetic and fun Snares action. The most I've enjoyed a Snares album since Cavalcade of Glee


    Kid606 - Shout at the Doner
    Kidders is back w/ the sass and strut. Awesome, fun, wobbly bass 606 w/ two fingers in the air. (And makes me forget Pretty Girls Make Raves)


    Swan Lake - Beast Moans
    Still working my way through the 2nd half but the first is epic glam/prog fun.



    Eps
    Mountain Goats - Moon Colony Bloodbath (w/ John Vanderslice)
    A++ showing from JD and Vanderslice is even bearable.

    Boredoms - Super Roots 10
    Psych drum jams and remixes from the boredoms w/ a super grooving disco remix by Lindstorm

    Mount Kimble - Maybes
    Dubstep + post rock? Works like a charm

    Sr. Click - Vestiges
    Sassy and fun minimal techno w/ excellent clicks and cuts sound design
    (Free netlabel release at http://www.archive.org/compress/inoquo049_srclick )

    DJ Mixes
    Starkey - Starkbass
    Joker - Purple Wow
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    Fever Ray has received the kind of annoying overpraise that often happens with UK music journalism, which instantly made me suspicious (as it's so often unearned), but the vid @Tacopunch linked to was great. I might have to check it out after all.
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    MPLSound by Prince is great, especially during the parts where Prince starts mocking younger musicians. And it comes pack with a good album (LOTUSFLOW3R) and an album by his latest female protege that, as far as I can tell, nobody has actually bothered to listen to.
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      CommentAuthorhmobius
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
     (5645.12)
    Kashiwa Daisuke has a new album out called "Dec 5". There's a sample track called Requiem on his myspace site. Wonderful fractured electronica.

    Reso - Otacon. Malevolent piece of dubstep.

    And I'm listening to Who Killed Amanda Palmer constantly in the car. it just gets better.
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      CommentAuthorseekes
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
     (5645.13)
    I'll agree with Meriweather Post Pavilion - and add "Welcome to Mali" by Amadou and Mariam
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KhFv1qJcao
    (I have no idea how to embed the video)
    • CommentAuthorMathias B
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
     (5645.14)
    With Mastodon and Fever Ray already mentioned, I'll add "Two Suns"" by BAT FOR LASHES and "The Empyrean" by JOHN FRUSCIANTE. Good stuff.
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    The new Dan Deacon, BROMST, is remarkable.

    I don't think MERRIWEATHER will survive top ten lists at the end of the year, personally.

    Was very disappointed by BEAST MOANS and the new M Ward, and MOON COLONY BLOODBATH is, let's face it, a novelty record.
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    Dead Fish - Contra Todos. My favourite Brazilian hardcore band. Myspace with stream of the album here.

    Surprisingly the new album from Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! I couldn't stand Karen O at first when they released Fever to Tell back in 2003, she always sounded like she had a carrot shoved far up her ass, but she really improved in the subsequent records.

    The Thermals - Now We Can See is pretty good to.
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    I never dug the first Bat For Lashes (despite the novelty vocal credit of Sikth's Mikee Goodman), and the new one isn't doing anything for me either. Surprisingly I love the Fever Ray album, mostly because it's not really very much like The Knife.

    I think Animal Collective are done now. The new one is so average.

    My favourites for the first quarter are Memory by Animal Hospital, When Planets Explode by Dorian Concept and Clangour by Sin Fang Bous. Also the Yeah Yeah Yeahs album is fuckin' brilliant, and the new DOOM is finally starting to grow on me.
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      CommentAuthorAgitpunkt
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2009
     (5645.18)
    To second and third:

    I'm still enjoying Animal Collective more than I thought I would, The Thermals may be the best Indie Rock/Pop record I've heard in a while, the Neko Case is growing on me, and Dan Deacon blew me away.

    Things I'm returning to quite often:

    Babyland
    Death
    Franz Nicolay (Keyboardist for the Hold Steady, World/Inferno, etc)
    Fucked Up (Year of the Rat)
    William Elliot Whitmore
    Shrag

    The new Yeah Yeah Yeahs seems pretty strong as well, as does the new Juan MacLaen but I need to give them some more time.
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    Internet Jesus is correct about Dan Deacon's BROMST, with Baltihorse being on my "to blip" list for a bit now.

    Metric's Fantasies sees Emily and Co try to expand their bag of trips a bit.

    And Filth by Venetian Snares...

    Hmm. I hate coming to these threads when I usually do. Most of my picks are already up here.
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    I found the Sin Fang Bous and Yeah Yeah Yeahs incredibly uneven. The high points were superb, but there weren't enough of them -- after repeated plays, I'd only save two tracks off the Yeahs and one off the Bous.

    Does Year Of The Rat count as this year?

    I think MERRIWEATHER might have been a great album but for the production. It's all treble and glare.

    I need to replay Pocahaunted's PASSAGE a few times.