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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2010
    One more convert for Janelle Monae, eh, Tacopunch? : )
    It is on all of my playlists this summer. It is massive.
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    I've been enjoying the Monae disc for a while. I first saw her w/ Saul Williams a few years back and was blown away. In my boring day job capacity we crossed paths and she's super rad/nice/amazing.
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    I nominate Miles Kurosky - The Desert of Shallow Effects.
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    New Good Shit
    The Arcade Fire's The Suburbs
    Big Boi's Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty
    I haven't listened to it yet, but I have high hopes for Wale's new tape, More About Nothing, the follow-up to a mixtape about Seinfeld. Yeah.
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    Surprised that no-one's mentioned it yet - Joanna Newsom's 'Have One On Me'.

    Extensive coverage at
    • CommentAuthorthe_Critic
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2010 edited
    I also nominate the new Menomena record "Mines".

    didn't know there was a new Arcade Fire record until i saw it listed here. Thanks.
    Didn't particularly like Neon Bible but Funeral was great.
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2010
    The new 65daysofstatic album is fantastic. Also, I literally cannot stop listening to the Biffy Clyro album, "Only Revolutions," and every time I listen to it, I'm hearing new things in the dynamics of it. I realize it came out last year in England, but we here in the states are backwards and slow and can only apologize that we cannot get your music sooner. There's also a new Boom Boom Satellites CD I have on order from, who are charging me more in the shipping than the price of the actual CD, meaning that I may soon only possess one kidney.
    • CommentAuthorJiveKitty
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2010 edited
    @joe.distort: Sorry. Yes, Scissorfight are/were such a band. I think their vocalist, Ironlung (as opposed to Iron Lung, which is where I got my confusion, I guess), is releasing an album this year as well.

    Yay, new Arcade Fire! Hopefully it's better than Neon Bible, which was a bit of a letdown (or have I just not let it grow enough?).
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    I kep thinking of ablbums that turn out to be from 2009 ( Ben Frost's By the Throat), or from even earlier. That's age for you.

    Fout Tet's There is Love in You is definitely my most listened to album of the year. It's on again right now. Beautiful.
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    I only know of good local records by friends that have come out this year:

    Apollo Ghosts Mount Benson [they're on the short list for the Polaris Prize this year!]
    Collapsing Opposites In Time
    Bad Fate Olympic City
    Johnnie Ninety-Nine & The Hornets No Home Like Nowhere
    Unreliable Narrator Forgetting
    Gross Placentas Wise Fur/Playful Teeth [double cd]
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    @ Kernowdrunk - yes but that Ben Frost album is terrific isn't it?
    • CommentTimeAug 6th 2010
    I may be biased, but the new Dax Riggs album, Say Goodnight To The World, is incredibly good. Engagingly different, but comfortingly familiar.
    • CommentTimeAug 6th 2010
    The Roots-How I Got Over
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    @ Ben Gwalchmai - yes! i totally forgot about it and missed yer post even after i typed my own. that album's great! how could i forget??
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeAug 6th 2010
    Another entry from me, but DAMN, the new LCD SOUNDSYSTEM album, This Is Happening, is solid, solid, solid. My least favorite track is "Drunk Girls", only because it sounds like it was made for people who only know "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House".
    • CommentAuthortoby
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2010
    Gotta echo the the same selection many have chosen: FLYING LOTUS: Cosmogramma. So good.
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2010
    I'm really liking the new M.I.A. album "Maya"
    I had the feeling while listening to certain tracks that I was listening to "the future"...or rather I became aware of the strangeness of the present--an astounding syncretism of seemingly disparate cultures and sensibilities.
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2010
    @Jivekitty - no, you are right. I thought that about Neon Bible as well, needing to sink in and all - Funeral, as an album, really took a while to 'stew' in order for me to appreciate the entire thing. Neon Bible just seems... boring.

    @Kernowdrunk & MagicSword!That Ben Frost album is freakin' amazing!!!

    @celan - very curious about that MIA. I keep hearing it's terrible but that's what people said about Arular as well, and really, because at the time it was primitive in terms of its layout, but it was the future. So your statement about Maya occurring to you as the future, that's a good sign in my book. She's not my favorite artist, but even disaffected and bored some people just have their finger on a pulse, so to speak. Look at Jim Morrison, for a bit of a perpendicular example. Prophet to the bitter, bored and battered end.
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2010
    Well said. It's not my usual fare, so I come to it askew perhaps. I hadn't heard it was bad. I guess I was somehow primed to like it.
    • CommentAuthorJiveKitty
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2010
    Dax Riggs. Fuck yeah! Thank you for informing me of this, infomancer.