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 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]

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 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
»Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
»Robyn
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Lisbon
Fat Possum
Darker My Love
Darker My Love
Dangerbird

Rating: 7/10 ?


August 16, 2006
With a name like Darker My Love, I was expecting to hear something a little more mopey and little more brooding. I was picturing pale faces, blacked out eyes, and way more candles. Instead, I'm guessing these guys don't wear anything that isn't made of leather or jean and have a lot of flowing hair.

While not a straight up rock and roll band, Darker My Love definitely has one foot in the past with the other firmly entrenched in a contemporary sound that features distorted guitars and hazy vocals that float about like the smoke of a particularly large bong rip. In fact, while I hesitate to label this stoner music, it would definitely not be out of place as background music to a few joints or tabs of acid.

While there is not a lot of variety on this record, the music instead creates a mood that lasts the entirety of the album's forty minutes. Taking cues from their psych-rock peers, Darker My Love blissfully trip out over the course of twelve songs. While not breaking new ground, the band has made an album that is just as good as anything produced in their genre.

Reviewed by Kevin Alfoldy
An aspiring global adventurer who cut his teeth on the sandy beaches and dirty bitches of Southern California, Kevin Alfoldy now spends his non-vacation days in Brooklyn, New York, where he occasionally finds the time to rub the crust out of his eyes long enough to contribute reviews and feature articles for LAS. A longtime staff member, Kevin also captains the tattered, often half-sunk raft of EPmd, our irregular column of EP reviews.

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