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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
»The Walkmen
Lisbon
Fat Possum
Sergio Vega
The Ray Martin Sessions
GrapeOS Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Uh....what is this? This dude was in Mohinder? I think they have to stop putting that in the one sheet for this disc. This is pretty M.O.R. pop music, some of it's power pop some of it sounds like it belongs in Disney's "The Jungle Book" (See track #3 "So Over You") I can just imagine that big bear wiggling his butt to this song. So what's up with this disc? Shit, I don't know. If you like power pop in that Elvis Costello type vein you might want to check this out. The stand out track is definitely "Old School Beatdown" an acoustic guitar, knee slap percussion driven track in which Sergio croons "We all recognize the sound of an (falsetto) old school beat down." If you ask me that just rules. This disc has a lot of Elvis Costello in it so if you like Elvis pick it up, or else pick up that Elvis disc you never bought. But all in all why just 5 tracks? Doesn't it seem like nobody can wait to blow their load these days? Everybody likes to spray their seed early with an EP. I want to hear what Sergio Vega can do when he can rock a body all night long and not lose the load on the sheets. Word.

Reviewed by Christopher Ashworth
A native of Geneva (the one outside of Chicago, not the one on the lake in the corner of Switzerland) and former contributor to LAS, Christopher Ashworth enjoys listening to Mt. St. Helens albums and reading Cat Fancy magazine.

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