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    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2010
    Black Keys- Brothers

    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2010
    Best Coast - The full length album won't be released until July, but it's on my list of music so good I'll actually pay for it.
    It's a short list.

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    Looking at the recently bought CDs :

    The new 65DaysOfStatic (We were exploding anyway) is excellent. Much better than the previous one in my opinion.
    In the same vein, Holy Fuck's second album (Latin) is very very good too.
    I quite like Owen Pallett's solo album (Heartland), I haven't listened to it enough though.
    And the new Gogol Bordello (Trans-continental hustle) is good too. Produced by Rick Rubin.
    I also just got a very interesting 2 CDs Alva Noto compilation (For 1+2) but this particular edition might only have been released here in Japan though...

    And it's from last year so it doesn't count but I discovered this band by accident a few weeks ago and really, really like their stuff : Amaailman Vasarat - Huuro Kolkko. They call themselves the finnish prophets of fictional world music, or kebab-kosher-jazz-film-traffic-punk-music with a unique scandinavian acoustic touch. And it's even better than that.
    • CommentAuthorBoga_
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2010
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2010
    DEVO - Something for Everybody
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    Besides everything already mentioned, the new Titus Andronicus (The Monitor) and a remix put out by Astronautilus and DJ Fishr Price (DANCEHALLHORNSOUND!!!!) are both liable to melt the way I've been playing them on my ipod. The new LCD Soundsystem (This Is Happening) was, unfortunately, a disappointment and not on par with Sound of Silver whatsoever. What a shame. Although what I have been listening to (although this might be biased fan-wank) is the Homestuck soundtrack, particularly volume 4. That's right, a webcomic with a soundtrack. You can check it all out streaming at
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2010 edited
    Cosmogramma and I'm New Here for sure. Also Butter by Hudson Mohawke, Crush Depth by Chrome Hoof, Music From The Tannhauser Gate by Mr Loop, Summer Knows... A Darker Shade of Grey by Loki, and although it's a 6-tracker, Bite Marks by Eaters gets played on a daily basis (not just a plug for my label - they were one of my favourite bands before we signed them!!)
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    I'm going to go with Swim, by Caribou.

    Mostly because one of my friends in the female lead in the video of Odessa.
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    crap, keep forgetting there is a new DEP!

    and also, isnt a youtube video of one song from a forthcoming record really getting ahead of ourselves? or is it just me??
    • CommentAuthorBoga_
    • CommentTimeJun 28th 2010
    The Dream - Love King
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    Big Echo- Morning Benders

    Plastic Beach - Gorillaz

    and for some reason I'm really enjoying Teen Dream by Beach House, though I could not tell you why.
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010 edited
    Like Doc Sizer, I'm down with Janelle Monae - fantastic rekkid, and just found an amazing video of her on Letterman:

    I also really like the album Sports by the Japanese band Tokyo Jihen:

    • CommentAuthorKidAnarchy
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010 edited
    So far so good...

    Albums released this year I like...a lot !

    Gonjasufi - A Sufi And A Killer
    Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
    Lorn - Nothing Else
    Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers

    For those who don't know Lorn this is my fave tune of his at the moment.

    Lorn - Automaton

    Anyone checked any decent american hip-hop releases that are worth a listen ? I'm cool for uk ish.
    • CommentAuthorRobson
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
    Have tried to stay more on top of current releases this year. My favourites so far:

    Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave
    John Zorn - In Search of the Miraculous
    John Zorn - Dictee/Liber Novus
    Autechre - Oversteps
    Flying Lotus - Cosmagramma
    The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter

    I really wish I liked Peter Gabriel's Scratch My Back, but many of the string arrangements simply don't work. Some of the reciprocal versions have been interesting - I liked David Byrne's cover of "I Don't Remember", and am keen on hearing Eno's take on "Don't Break This Rhythm".
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    uhhh theres TWO new john zorn records????? holy crap i gotta go
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
    Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
    Triclops! - Helpers on the Other Side
    • CommentAuthorepalicki
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
    The only new albums I've bought this year have been Jakob Dylan's WOMEN & HORSES, Butch Walker's I LIKED YOU BETTER WHEN YOU HAD NO HEART and Johnny Cash's AMERICAN VI. All three are great, although largely not to the taste of the Whitechapel crowd, I suspect.
    • CommentAuthorRobson
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2010
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    To my surprise, I'm finding it difficult to love the new Los Campesinos! record. Laura Marling's second album also didn't really work for me.

    As it stands, Crystal Castles (II) and There Is Love In You by Four Tet are the only records that wowed me this year. I've yet to listen to and digest the new Broken Social Scene and Hold Steady efforts, however...

    If we're including EPs: Ramadanman's self-titled, James Blake's CMYK and Stridulum by Zola Jesus.
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    @Finn Very unfortunately true on the new LC!... And Hold Steady has some good tracks on it, but is all in all not a "Best Album"