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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!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

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
»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
Crème Blush
Basket of Bets
Industrial Strength Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Electroclash is dead. In fact, it was never really living as a worthy form of music. Performance art, maybe, but surely not music. For the past few years, electroclash has been the easiest way for hipsters without talent wearing only yellow electrical tape and expensive haircuts to call themselves musicians.

That said, I have to admit one thing about Crème Blush concerning talent. The only thing about Crème Blush that doesn't fit the electroclash stereotype is that both Nicole Pinto and Satski Ohtaké have some musical talent, Pinto as a singer and Ohtaké as a pianist. Other than that, however, this duo is electroclash to the core: they have a hot band member, they have very Williamsburg-esque haircuts complete with asymmetrical bangs, they talk about sex constantly in interviews, they use the synth (a lot), they're in love with the eighties, and they even performed at the now infamous Larry Tee's Electro Clash show with Fischerspooner, Peaches, and Adult. Not to mention their borderline primitive lyrics are about sex/seduction, dancing, DJs and "the scene."

Everyone outside of Brooklyn and pockets of the Lower East Side know electroclash isn't all its cracked up to be, but everyone has his or her guilty pleasures. If the electroclash scene is yours (I have to admit, even a jaded rock critic like myself enjoys dancing around in legwarmers and miniskirts from time to time) and you're in the mood to go to Williamsburg and dance at Luxx dance with a guy with a fauxhawk or a mullet or a girl with assless pants but you're just one too many subway stops from Bedford Avenue, you might as well throw on some Crème Blush and dance around in fishnets in your bedroom. And maybe do a few lines of coke off your hot roommate's ass for good measure…

Reviewed by Jeanette Samyn
A contributing writer for LAS and a former music director WBAR at Barnard College.

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