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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.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]

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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
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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
»Deerhunter
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
Ashtray Babyhead
Radio
Glue Factory Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
First of all, this band has a really stupid name. But you really didn't need me to tell you that, did you? You probably also don't need me to tell you that a band with such a stupid name is probably going to write some equally stupid lyrics that employ rudimentary rhyme schemes and trite little attempts at cleverness. This band sounds an awful lot like Weezer, but misses the point entirely. It's got all the hooks, but none of the charm. The CD has got some decent cover art, though, I'll give it that. The production is clean and up-front and, technically speaking, it's a good sounding album. What all this amounts to, however, is little more than a finely-polished piece of crap.

Reviewed by Sarah Peters
A former music editor and staff writer for LAS, Sarah Peters recently disappeared. Perhaps one day she will surface again, who knows.

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