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new favorite album // Morning Benders : “Big Echo”

The Morning Benders // “Big Echo” : 2010.03.09 : Rough Trade
genre power baroque
sounds like wall of Roccoco.  air conditioning and soft carpet.  calling for the captain ashore.  tea kettle whistles, water glass percussion and kitchen sink acoustics. a platter of ripe fruit.
notes I don’t feel I’m being over the top when I say it reminds me of a good Beatles album.  it’s quite obvious this was produced by Chris Taylor.
verdict best album of the year?

“Cold War” :

see also : this incredible video


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.


favorite music of 2009.

I don’t feel complete unless I’ve compiled a list ranking my favorite music of the year (too many NYEs spent up late listening to the top 100 countdown on the headphones.)  So, here goes:

favorite 30 albums
top 5 albums
favorite 20 songs
favorite 10 videos


from the headphones: grizzly bear “veckatimest”


grizzly bear veckatimest
genre folk space pop
sounds like gossamar architecture. prog rock angels. a massive mountain at sunset. playing in the church lawn.
notes best album cover I’ve seen in a long time.
verdict absolutely stunning masterpiece.

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