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new favorite album // Of Montreal : “False Priest”

Of Montreal // “False Priest” : 2010.09.14
psych pop glam
sounds like the album’s cover art.  Saturday morning cartoon funk. Prince and Bowie on a date at a graffiti-covered soda fountain.
notes higher production values does the band good.
verdict if albums were rated on likelihood that Peter would sing along at top volume with the windows of the car rolled down then this album would get an 11 out of 10.

Godly Intersex :


keats + yeats // Of Montreal : Cemetery Gates

Of Montreal (with some help from her lady Solange Knowles) rock the gates out of this cemetery on I particularly enjoyed the reworked version of “Heimdalsgate like a Promethean Curse.”

listen party // Blonde Redhead + Of Montreal

NPR is streaming two highly-anticipated albums in their entirety before they’re released:

Blonde Redhead // “Penny Sparkle” : 4AD : 2010.09.14 : streaming here

Of Montreal // “False Priest” : Polyvinyl : 2010.09.14 : streaming here

Solange Knowles

Of Montreal + Solange

Solange x Dirty Projecters

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.


the year in music: 2008


I need to rate and sort and organize and, apparently, report back. I can’t help it. after the jump, I’ve listed my favorite albums of 2008 along with some other musical tidbits:

favorite albums of 2008
top five albums of 2008

favorite songs of 2008

favorite live shows of 2008

favorite 2008 discoveries of old music