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Old 12-23-2011, 02:12 PM   #46
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...but Zach Condon still shows his remarkable ability to write beautiful tunes. A Candle’s Fire and East Harlem are my favourite ones here, both musically and lyrically. I really like the imagery of “Another rose wilts in East Harlem, And uptown downtown a thousand miles between us”
East Harlem was my favorite on first listen as well. I liked Rip Tide enough that I immediately picked up Gulag Orkestar as well.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:03 PM   #47
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I thought AIA as a whole was good, but Alien Observer stomps all over Dream Loss.
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2. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming [12]

Best double album of the decade? And Midnight City, that’s all I need to say.
Eight years to go my friend
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:07 PM   #49
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I think GAF made that same post after seeing one of Dakota Fanning's first films.
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I think GAF made that same post after seeing one of Dakota Fanning's first films.
Thanks for reminding me. Only a few more months and I can yank it without shame.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:25 PM   #51
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00. The Beach Boys - Smile
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1) We'd been waiting years for this. Some others, decades.

2) The Brian Wilson solo rendition was marred by his godawful decaying vocals and a bit too much cheese from the backing band. Listening to that, it never really felt to me that this lost album (or at least what was finished for it) could ever live up to Pet Sounds.

3) But, lo and behold, they put together a rendition of the record that's pretty much complete, and with the excellent remastering, it really does hold its own up against Pet Sounds (or Sunflower or whatever), finally earning its place as one of the greatest albums of the 60's.
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03. Lindsey Buckingham - Seeds We Sow (11)
Whoa! Hello, only other person on earth who heard this album.
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any Buckingham album makes my top 10 list
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This week I've acquired El Camino, Suck It and See, Bon Iver, and a couple other big releases I've missed.

Not sure if I'm even going to do a list, but I'll feel as ready as I'm ever going to.
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Future Islands' On the Water is making a late push for my best-of list. Getting accustomed to the vocals is taking some time, though.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:50 AM   #56
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I saw that WU LYF album high on a few lists but man, I can't get past the horrid vocals.
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Pssst... you should all take a listen to Airborne Toxic Event - All at Once.
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I saw that WU LYF album high on a few lists but man, I can't get past the horrid vocals.
I can
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I finally managed to listen to Strange Mercy all the way through. That's going in my top 15.

I picked up David Comes To Life, The Whole Love, and Slave Ambient while I was out today. I'm going to try to get through all of those and a couple more before the year is out.

Hooray for Christmas gift cards.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:23 AM   #60
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I don't think I'm gonna do a top albums this year. I don't feel like I've listened to enough and what I have listened to hasn't hit me nearly as hard as in previous years. 2008 has made every year since look bad. I think I'll still do a top songs list though
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