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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
Pan American
360 Business/360 Bypass
Kranky Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Oozy oozy all over. This album will hardly grab you by the seat of your pants, but talk about swallowing you up slowly... let me tell you! All synthesized and all ambient until the jazz and dub make an appearance in the whole techno mix-up which subtly transforms it into a multi-layered kind of a thing. Two members of Low make an appearance on vocals providing an additional slow poke of goodness. Throughout the album, many little twists and turns like jazzy saxophone solos and psuedo Latin rhythms pop up.

Overall, the music is of a repetitive nature, but there is enough division in the sets of repetition and slight changes in instrumentation that it stays interesting. The hum of it all does almost make for a call to bed, but that says a lot for its totally calm and easy approach to so many different styles of music. I hear whispers of Tortoise and, I almost hate to say it, Big Hat on the vocals tracks from Low. Smooth and chill but you can pick it all apart. Much skill; appreciation flows.

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