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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
Nanang Tatang
Muki
Tiger Style Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Dan Littleton and Elizabeth Mitchell of lauded NYC band Ida celebrate the joys of parenthood with a lovely album of intimate, quiet songs. Ranging from uncomfortable dissonances that echo the lyrics - on "Wake Up Call," the words "yesterday things just fell apart" are sung by Mitchell over a gentle acoustic guitar and contrasted with plaintive piano - to bossanova rhythms underlying the same delicate vocals, to tambourine-shaken harmonies, to dripping-shower angst, this album will remind you of the last time you fell in love, the last time your heart was broken. While there is little departure from the overall tone of the album, each track offers enough variety to be pleasurable on its own. Standouts are the lamentably short "R U Ready," a folksy, harmonium-flavored challenge; "The Fullness of Time," the closest to up-tempo track which asks, "will you come around?" with Everything But The Girl-esque pensiveness. Put this album on, pour yourself a tall drink, take a deep breath and think about the one that got away. Or be happy about the one who stayed.

Reviewed by Larissa Parson


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