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new favorite album // Destroyer : “Kaputt”

Destroyer // “Kaputt” : 2011.01.25 : Merge
soft glam pop
sounds like ice skating at night. sipping vodka under a streetlight. Tonal rainbows in the mists of Avalon. Shafts of sunrise dragging across the interior of a Concord.
notes an evolution of the tones and textures and songs on his beloved Your Blues.
verdict possibly best Destroyer album; potentially the album of 2011.


listen party // Destroyer : “Kaputt”

Peter doesn’t just like Destroyer.  Peter reveres him.  This album has taken that reverance to a stratospheric new height.

Destroyer // Kaputt : 2011.01.25 : Merge Records : stream in its entirety here.

live video // Destroyer : “Painter in Your Pocket”

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Destroyer playing one of the songs Peter likes most from the Destroyer album Peter likes best.

new favorite video // Destroyer : “Kaputt”

Destroyer // Kaputt : Kaputt : 2010.01.25 : Merge

Don’t get fooled by the first 45 seconds.  Or the next 90 seconds.  In fact, just don’t get fooled by anything.


new song // Destroyer : “Chinatown”

Destroyer // “Kaputt” : 2011.01.25 : Merge : Chinatown :

favorite albums of the decade.

Terrorism, war, recession . . . whatever.  This was a terrific decade for music.  These were the albums that gripped me and never let go and remain head-and-shoulders above the rest.


25 favorite albums

These are albums I love listening to from beginning to end and have a magical appeal no matter the time, place or mood. These are not necessarily the albums I respect the most. In other words: this is a list of what I consider to be my favorite albums—but not, in all cases, what I consider to be the best albums. I’ve listed them in chronological order of discovery (I guess I didn’t discover anything good during college years: 1995-1998.)

01 beatles_abbey-road abbey road the beatles [part of my earliest musical memories—thank you Mom]
All time favorite. The second side of the album is my favorite 22 minutes of popular music recorded.

02 thriller-michael-jackson thriller michael jackson [Dixon 1982, age 5]
Do I need to explain anything? Even if the only song on the album was Wanna Be Startin’ Something, this would be one of my five favorite albums.