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(365) Days of Favorites//3.23.22

Louder, lips speak louder
Better, back together
Still it’s a shock, shock to your soft side
Summer moon
Catch your shut eyes in my room
In your room
In my room
In your room

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Soft Shock (Acoustic Version) [from It’s Blitz! (Deluxe Version)]

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[anticipation] Karen O//Crush Songs

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I’m still obsessed with Karen O and the Kid’s 2009 soundtrack for Where the Wild Things Are and her single for Her (“The Moon Song”) should’ve won the academy award last year. Needless to say, I’m am very excited for Karen’s debut solo record. Crush Songs is due out Sep 9 via Cult Records. Stay tuned for more.

 

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(31) Days of Good: 12.2.13

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Porcelain Raft followed up his 2012 debut with another fantastic record. Permanent Signal was one of my favorite records of the year, which usually makes selecting a favorite track even more daunting. But after my very first listen, I this track was my favorite. The way the looping piano blends simplicity and beauty is mesmerizing and the lyrics are gorgeous. I can’t really think of a better way to close out an album.

♩ Porcelain Raft – Echo [from Permanent Signal]
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Picking one track from CHVRCHES’ debut LP was one of my most difficult tasks for this year’s 31 days. The Scotland trio definitely lived up to the hype. The synth pop production, along with the excellent vocals of Lauren Mayberry, combined for yet another of my favorite records of 2013. But as I said earlier, it was super hard to pick just one of many standout tracks, which include “The Mother We Share”, “Gun”, “Recover”, and “We Sink”. So to make things a bit easier, i’m going with my favorite at this moment in time.

♩ CHVRCHES – We Sink [from The Bones of What You Believe]
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Karen O and company have one of the coolest sounds around and though I love it when they “rock out”, I’m quite the sucker for their ballads. Yeah Yeah Yeahs newest LP, Mosquito, was a departure from the “dancier” tunes of 2009’s Blitz and a return to the “grittier” tunes of Fever to Tell. With that said, Mosquito definitely has a sound of it’s own and that’s why i’ll always be excited for new Yeah Yeah Yeahs. With every release, I know i’ll hear something i’ve never heard before.

♩ Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Wedding Song [from Mosquito]
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Favorite Albums of 2013 (so far)

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We’re halfway through 2013 and it’s shaping up to be quite the year in music.

Highlights definitely include the return of My Bloody Valentine, Daft Punk, and David Bowie, along with some really fantastic debuts from Disclosure, Ex Cops, Little Green Cars, On An On, and Rhye.  But with high comes the low, and though I was super excited for new albums from The Knife and Phoenix, they were quite the letdown in my opinion.

These are simply in alphabetical order.  It’s hard enough to rank my top 10, i don’t want to do it more than once a year.  Enjoy all of these on Spotify, which i’ll continue to update throughout the rest of 2013.  And with some highly anticipated releases still on the horizon, including new albums from Porcelain Raft, Smith Westerns, and Elton John, i’m sure this list will evolve.

But enough babbling, enjoy my favorite albums of 2013 (so far) and please check back in December to see which (if any) make the cut for my top 10 of the year.

 

Autre Ne Veut//Anxiety

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Baths//Obsidian

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Buke & Gase//General Dome

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Camera Obscura//Desire Lines

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Christopher Owens//Lysandre

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CHVRCHES//Recover EP

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The City and Horses//Strange Range

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Daft Punk//Random Access Memories

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David Bowie//The Next Day

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Disclosure//Settle

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Eleanor Friedberger//Personal Record

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Evenings//Yore

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Ex Cops//True Hallucinations

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Gliss//Langsom Dans

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Guards//In Guards We Trust

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The Joy Formidable//Wolf’s Law

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Lady Lamb the Beekeeeper//Ripely Pine

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Little Green Cars//Absolute Zero

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Local Natives//Hummingbird

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The Mary Onettes//Hit the Waves

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The Men//New Moon

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My Bloody Valentine//m b v

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The National//Trouble Will Find Me

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Oberhofer//Notalgia EP

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On An On//Give In

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Rhye//Woman

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Saturday Looks Good To Me//One Kiss Ends It All

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Sigur Rós//Kveikur
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Surfer Blood//Pythons

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Surrogate//Post-Heroic

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Telekinesis//Dormarion

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TRAILS AND WAYS//Trilingual EP

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Vampire Weekend//Modern Vampires of the City

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs//Mosquito

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Yo La Tengo//Fade

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Youth Lagoon//Wondrous Bughouse

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