Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What I'm Listening To August 6 - 12, 2010

Man, have I ever been bad. I've got all these top tens lying around and I better get them up or lose my credibility. I'll post them a day at a time. I'm counting on these to help me tally up my end of the year lists, so I've got to cover every week. Here goes:

1. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Merge Records)

2. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me (Drag City)

3. Everest - On Approach (Vapor Records)

4. Lost In The Trees - All Alone In an Empty House (Anti)

5. Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void (Sub Pop)

6. Everest - Ghost Notes (Vapor Records)

7. Menomena - Mines (Barsuk)

8. The Prids - Chronosynclastic (Velvet Blue Music)

9. The New Pornographers - Together (Matador)

10. Broken Bells - Broken Bells (Columbia Records)

I reviewed this album at Radio Free Silver Lake, and I stand by that review. I keep finding new songs to love and I'm not going to get tired of Arcade Fire 's The Suburbs for a while. This was my first full week with the album and I sometimes listened to it twice a day. Still reeling from the Newsom show.

Saw Lost In The Trees at Amoeba and really dug their symphonic chamber rock, so I picked up the album which has some beautiful chamber pieces on it, scattered between more traditional folk rock. Both Everest albums made the list this week as I keep seeing them... four times over the past few months. And The Prids album is really good.

I'm going to keep this short so I can get it posted.


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