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Camera Obscura – “French Navy”

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Camera Obscura- French Navy

so i was thinking on this review for camera obscura’s “french navy” …and thinking on it… and then i fell asleep.

get it here

rating: 4.3

brown4

reviewed by
04-27-09

alienz

In recent news, NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell – originally part of the 1971 Apollo 14 moon mission, claimed that extraterrestrial life exists, and that the truth is being concealed by governments worldwide.

Mitchell was quoted saying, “only in our period do we really have evidence. No, we’re not alone.”

 

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huh?!

reviewed by
04-26-09

Ezra Furman and The Harpoons – We Should Fight

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Ezra Furman and the Harpoons – We Should Fight

One of my faves from Ezra’s team. It’s just rock and rolllll

Rating: 8

brown85

reviewed by
04-26-09

Cleveland

Raised in Cleveland, this is kinda sad.. but pretty damn funny.

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04-26-09

Kleerup ft. Lykke Li – Until We Bleed

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Kleerup – Until We Bleed (feat. Lykke Li)

It’s good.

Rating: 8

brown84

reviewed by
04-25-09

HOW DO I HANG OUT WITH THIS GUY?

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04-24-09

The Virgins – “Rich Girls” (Le Castle Vania’s Spring Break No Parents Remix)

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The Virgins – Rich Girls (Le Castle Vania’s Spring Break No Parents Remix)

happy friday! being sick sucks!

rating: 8.0

brown8

reviewed by
04-24-09

Asaf Avidan & the Mojos – “Weak”

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Asaf Avidan & the Mojos – Weak

A solid tune from Israeli singer/songwriter Asaf Avidan. Great hooks and one of the most unique voices we have heard in a while.

get it here

Rating: 7.678531
brown8

reviewed by
04-22-09

Jarvis Cocker – “Angela”

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Jarvis Cocker – Angela

jarvis we love you! what the fuck is this?

get it here

rating: 5.0

brown5

reviewed by
04-22-09

Moby – “Shot In the Back of the Head”

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Moby – Shot in the Back of the Head

lead single off the forthcoming “wait for me” lp. love love love the guitar on this.

rating: 8.0

brown8

reviewed by
04-21-09

TRACK BATTLE: The Who – “Love Reign O’er Me” vs. Dirty Projectors – “Stillness Is the Move”

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 The Who – Love Reign O’er Me

The first single from the forthcoming Quadrophenia is also the first Who song that actually sounds like a single. I know what you’re thinking: Another blowhard straining his powers of pretension to compare experimental rock bands to random bursts of commercial radio. What I’ll say is that Pete Townshend, the band’s guitarist, vocalist, and primary songwriter, is a very talented musician whose creative restlessness has made most of his albums fascinating but difficult to listen to. Here, though, there’s much-needed breathing room. His and Roger Daltrey’s fractal guitar blasts are streamlined into a tidy West African–style blues loop; the backbeat is sturdy and midtempo (i.e., you can dance– even grind [really]– to it); and Roger and bassist John Entwistle’s vocals flutter with the weird verve of a robotic Mariah Carey (herself not convincingly human to begin with). All this and a massive, melodic chorus! One you can sing along with! But the biggest revelation here is the lyric. After years of inscrutable, self-effacing narratives, The Who recorded a love song– about, to my ears, the scary, mature realization that “settling down” doesn’t mean you stop growing. I mention it in part because it moves me, and in part because it’s a compact metaphor for both song and album: a band realizing that slowing their role doesn’t mean giving up– and might even mean making leaps they couldn’t have made before.

Read the review for the Dirty Projectors – “Stillness Is the Move”.

Dirty Projectors – Stillness Is the Move

i got something deep inside of me. courage is the thing that keeps us free.

buy the who here

buy dirty projectors here

reviewed by
04-20-09

Garnet Mimms – “As Long As I Have You”

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Garnet Mimms – As Long As I Have You

1964. later covered by zeppelin. get familiar.

get it here 

rating: 8.3

brown81

reviewed by
04-19-09