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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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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
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
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum
Come On Die Young
Matador Records

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
The London Daily Observer reported this week that suspicious cells of progressive indie rock hermits had been forming and issuing statements they called "News Bulletins". The following is one of the most recent statements, published in disguise as an obituary for Simon SlowcoreindierockgeniusbandMogwai.

There are many musical and spiritual purists who believe in reincarnation. A man named Kermish, who I met at a kiosk outside the subway station at the great Prater Wheel in Vienna, is among those who belong to the crossover sect of "musical spirualists" called Mogwai Posse. Kermish, who is actually the fellow pictured on the cover of Come On Die Young, explained to me the importance of this album's significance. Essentially, Kermish was asking us "How significant is this band's significance, musically?" And, smartly, at the same time he was answering the question. By serving as a bit of a glory session of the Glasgowian quartet, CODY retains all of the savvy dynamics and vitality of the acclaimed Young Team, but it also sucks up a great breath of post-Slint prodding. It's the great parts of Ten Rapid coupled with the glory of the ebb and flow. Kermish, and the rest of his clan, understand this, and see the significance in its unassuming assuredness. He is a bright man, that Kermish. A bright man indeed.

Reviewed by Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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