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Old 06-22-2011, 01:50 AM   #46
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Album of the Year: PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (not likely to change)
Song of the Year so far: Tyler - Yonkers (shame nothing else on Goblin is as good)

Other stuff I liked:
Okkervil River - I am very far
TV on the Radio - 9 types of light
The Kills - Blood Pressures
The Lonely Island - Turtleneck & Chain
Explosions in the Sky - Take Care X 3
Mogwai - long ass title

Pleasantly surprised:
Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Cmte.

Disappointed:
Radiohead - King of Limbs

Looking forward to:
new Curren$y
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:56 AM   #47
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Ahh! I blame the late night for forgetting Mogwai, gorgeous and engaging album from them!!
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I feel Suck it and See may end up in the upper reaches of the list.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:59 AM   #49
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Mogwai - long ass title
Haha, that "long ass title" is probably my favorite album title I've heard this year. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. That's a fucking cool album title. Haven't heard the album, though. But I enjoyed the track that they performed on Fallon a couple weeks back.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:31 AM   #50
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It's definitely an enjoyable album. Nothing shockingly different from them, but a solid effort. And they've got a way with memorable titles. Some of my faves from their last album: 'I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead' & 'I Love You, I'm going to blow up your school'
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5,000 Candles in the Wind would be my song of the year so far.

Is the Lonely Island album funny bollox?
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:37 AM   #52
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Not even The Cure cover?
Lovesong really should be retired from covers. I don't think that I have heard a version that comes close to doing justice to the original.

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I've been saying it since their first album and EP released. Particularly after the first Atlas Sound album.
I need to disagree respectively with this assessment. Deerhunter albums to me are highly consistent. I suppose I don't see how something like Cryptograms would fit into the "two good songs and a lot of filler" category, as it is really more of an extended sound collage than it is a collection of songs.
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It's definitely an enjoyable album. Nothing shockingly different from them, but a solid effort. And they've got a way with memorable titles. Some of my faves from their last album: 'I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead' & 'I Love You, I'm going to blow up your school'
I would say the one shocker is that an album with the title Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (especially from a band known for it's hard guitar sounds) it was surprisingly mellow, But in a good way.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:36 AM   #54
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Favorite albums so far:

Arctic Monkeys
Cut Copy
Danger Mouse
Death Cab
Fleet Foxes
Okkervil River
Radiohead
TV on The Radio

Album I thought I really liked at first, but have hardly gone back to: R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now.
...this coming from a huge R.E.M. fan.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:57 AM   #55
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1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
2. Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
3. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
4. The Kills - Blood Pressures
5. Iron and Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
6. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
7. The Unthanks - Last
8. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
9. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome
10. Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys!

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Elbow - I do like their latest and it's got enough good stuff to be on my list, but after their last two albums I can't help feeling underwhelmed.
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Okkervil River - I Am Very Far
Cut Copy - Zonoscape
TV On the Radio - Nine Types of Light
The Antlers - Burst Apart
Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
Destroyer - Kaputt
Casa del Mirto - 1979

disappoint

Fleet Foxes - Helplessnesslessness Blues
Radiohead - King of Lazyeyes
Panda Bear - Tomcunt
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I thought James Blake's album was incredibly terrible. Limit to Your Love is great, and the rest ranges from tolerable to painful.

And it's not even my worst album from the first half of 2011.
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I thought James Blake's album was incredibly terrible. Limit to Your Love is great, and the rest ranges from tolerable to painful.

And it's not even my worst album from the first half of 2011.
Would have listed it as a disappointment as well, but that track of his that Pitchfork listed as one of the best of 2010 instantly killed any expectations I had for the album.

Limit to Your Love is indeed really good...just a shame he didn't write it.

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Fleet Foxes - Helplessnesslessness Blues
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Let England Shake is easily my most-played record this year. I don't think anything else has come close.
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