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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
Cadillac Blindside
Read the Book, Seen the Movie
Soda Jerk Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
This is a basically a typical pop-punk record. I say basically because it does have it's idiosyncrasies. The vocal melodies are the standard poppy, punky, catchy but predictable babble that you would expect. The harmonies are excellent and make the rest tolerable. Sometimes the music hops out of the punchy rhythms to say hello to a softer and more elegant emo sound but always returns to the familiar churnings that could be Blink182 songs.

Read the Book, Seen the Movie should, and probably already does, enjoy some commercial success, due to the seemingly endless demand for candied punk-n-roll bands. The tunes are definitely catchy, which goes without saying.

Not to leave the impression that Cadillac Blindside is a bad band, they just aren't terribly original. Then again, how could they be? This is a perfectly fine pop-punk record with a twist or two scattered sparsely throughout.

Reviewed by Ryan Guffey


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