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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.
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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!
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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
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Lisbon
Fat Possum
North Sea Story
Working For Wellness


Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
The first couple of songs kicked out some dancing grooves with catchy guitar and bouncy bass lines, but by the end of the CD, I grew bored and didn't even feel the urge to tap my foot. Kind of like watching a band you dig at first, but play too long and you are just waiting for the set to be over. Variety is essential if you're making music that's in an all too familiar vein. North Sea Story seems to be a solid band that needs to erase the rerun episodes of Emo playing in their heads and journey off into a land of their own personal expression. How much longer can all this go on? This rerun, recycled, reused Emo business needs a good checking. Something new has got to come. It's got to at least evolve. Ok, i'll stop preaching. It just hurts to see so many bands with helluv musical potential waste their time with the same old shit. Please fix it for me.

Reviewed by Kiki


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