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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]
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
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Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
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Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Lisbon
Fat Possum
Burgundy Romance
Burgundy Romance
Boxcar Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
The Burgundy Romance is essentially one person - Justin Shanerinner. Justin used to be in the crappy band Roosevelt but the Burgundy Romance definetly has nothing to do with crappiness. Think soft, a bit mathy, almost instrumental rock and you are quite near the Burgundy Romance. The music ranges from soft, laid back and monotonous (in a good sense) to crashing and complex rock. On this recording Justin gets some help from Tim O'Donnell (ex Yusefs Well) on bass and Dave Le Bleu (the Mercury Program) on drums. All parties involved are really talented instrumentalists and on top of that I have to say that Justin's songwriting is very impressive. I have a feeling that whatever this guy records in the future is going to be even better.

Reviewed by Gabriel Hermansson
A former contributor to LAS, Gabriel Hermansson lives in Stockhom, Sweden and formerly operated the now-defunct online \'zine Truckfighter.

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