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Top 10 records of 2010
2010 was full of riches: plenty of terrific albums came down the pike. There are more pop and rock discs I want to make note of, and maybe I'll do so next week if there's room after listing the year's Top 10 jazz titles.
From button-down brainiacs to primal chic
| December 24, 2010
The Fall | Your Future Our Clutter
If you didn’t know any better, you might think that Your Future Our Clutter is a recording of a raving old lunatic heckling a very solid instrumental band.
MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY
| April 30, 2010
Band of outsiders
The Beatings got back from their eighth US tour the day before, but they’re already reconvening over at frontman Eldridge Rodriguez’s misplaced little two-story beach house in Lower Allston. I do a double take on the way through the cute picket fence.
The Beatings are at home under the radar
| September 11, 2009
The Intelligence | Fake Surfers
With more and more blasted lo-fi nerd bait polluting the record bins and stolen-music blogs these days, it's gotten increasingly difficult to sort out the real deal from the hangers-on.
In the Red (2009)
| May 22, 2009
Feel the music
I personally find it comforting that the current number-one single in the country has a chorus that goes "I'll gas up the jet for you tonight, and baby we can go wherever you like."
We may be the last generation to give tangible tunes for Christmas
| December 08, 2008
Conversations about music can easily turn into conversations about geography.
The depunking of Darker My Love
| November 24, 2008
Bo Diddley was a gunslinger
Grab a stack of albums at random and scan the liner notes. Ten bucks says you’ll find the name “E. McDaniel” listed among the song credits on at least one of them.
| June 04, 2008
At last! Honey Clouds, an indie-rock four-piece full of familiar faces, emerged from their year-long gestation to play their first show.
Music seen at Empire Dine and Dance, January 25, 2008
| January 30, 2008
Although crunk partisans probably won’t care for the comparison, LA rapper Busdriver might be thought of as the indie hip-hop analogue to Lil’ Wayne.
The indie rap of Busdriver and Von Südenfed
| November 06, 2007
On the face of it, Mark E. Smith and Mouse on Mars’ Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma are an unlikely match.
Tromatic Reflexxions | Domino
| June 19, 2007
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