blog 2009/11/18 - quick n dirty styles, music needs love and love needs music.
Another super quick dump on you all.
DJ Cam Quartet - Inside My Love (For Minnie): Colour me shocked, but after all of the recent blasé albums from downtempo superstars of past... this album does it. It's refined, smooth, and exactly the sexiness you were hoping for.
DJ Cam Quartet - Quincy: "Diggin'" is the 2009 LP and is a must for sexy evenings, and musty mornings after. A bit more on the adult contemporary front, but so distilled and chilled. Recommended.
DJ Madd - Better With You (Akira Kiteshi Remix): This is notable for dubstep since you can hear the break-core influenced snares programming seeping in from the background. That is a good thing. I am excited. Bring on the Drill n Step! Bring in the Break Step! PLEASE!
Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (A1 Bassline Remix): The wobbly A1 Bassline sound is amazing in small doses. I couldn't imagine a full set of that sea-sick wonkiness, but used appropriately, it's devastatingly awesome.
Jamie Vexd - Saturn's Reply: From the In System Travel EP, Vexd has been on some next level pulsing shit for a while.
Karen O and the Kids - Animal (Where the Wild Things Are OST): I haven't even seen the movie, but the Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack is just such a squeal-inducing delight.
Karen O and the Kids - Capsize (Where the Wild Things Are OST): I suppose I should go see the movie... I will eventually, I promise! If you're a fan of the film, get this soundtrack. If you haven't seen the film, but love chaotic and exuberant folk bombs like Tune-yards or Wildbirds and Peacedrum, get this as well.
Los Campensinos! - There Are Listed Buildings: The new single is out, and it has me excited for the album. The noisey cantankerous shambles are minimized, and the melancholy of the last EP are subdued. They've added some party groove that reminds me of Architecture In Helsinki, and these are all good things.
Modest Mouse - I've Got It All (Most): No One's First And You're Next isn't new ish, but unless you've been following all of the EPs and side releases fervently, this is just as good as a new Modest Mouse for any casual fan. There are tonnes of goodies in here.
Modest Mouse - Satellite Skin: It could even act as a great jump-in point for someone new to the band, as it showcases many of their most accessible traits. Recommended for fans and newbies alike.
Pantyraid - Crunkalicious: Like eDIT's Pirate Air Raid Material from 2007, Pantyraid's "The Sauce" does the unthinkable: A full length electronic album that is wholly engaging and consistently awesome. None of this Flying Lotus or Bibio over-hyped stuff that really doesn't stand the test of the LP format, let alone a year of perspective.
Pantyraid - Worship The Sun: Fusing the latest sounds of IDM breaks, Bassnectar groove, Bar 9 sub bass, and keeping tight controls on production, this album just has so many "golly jee gosh" moments of bliss. Highly recommended.
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - Cool Yourself: At times total party-pop, and at times blasting alone like a female equivalent of Pavement, Thao and company are rocking off many a socks. And cute socks, too.
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - The Give: The album is Know Better Learn Faster and it comes highly recommended. Top-drawer fun for any indie pop fan that misses the hey-day of that 1994 "alternative" sound.
The National - Ashamed Of The Story I Told: New single from The National! OMG! And it's so damn good. Yes yes yes yes yes.
The Very Best - Angonde: Warm Heart Of Africa is the 2009 proper LP from The Very Best, after last year's bomb-dropping mixtape that jacked beats.
The Very Best - Warm Heart Of Africa ft Ezra Koenig: After jacking Vampire Weekend on the last LP (which is funny because Vampire Weekend jack African music with their Afrobeat sound), Koenig of Vampire Weekend shows up on the full length. Goodness. And recommended.
They Might Be Giants - Electric Car: I grew up with They Might Be Giants, and I'm happy that now I am at child rearing age, the boys are now producing kids albums (that come with video DVDs!) I can now buy for all the young ones popping up. It has to be said: Here Comes Science is kind of awesome. Not just in a "good kids album that parents won't stab their ears over" way, but in an "awesomely teach children about the way things work" way.
They Might Be Giants - What Is a Shooting Star: They cover awesome science concepts that span all of elementary school teachings, but also make efforts to reinforce such important concepts like evolution, the scientific method, environmentalism, and other things that creationists abhor. They even demonstrate how science is an awesome system, by including their rocked-out version of 1959's How Does The Sun Shine, and immediately correcting themselves with The Sun Is A Miasma Of Incandescent Plasma. Fucking awesome. SCIENCE MOVES FORWARD. Try hard to find a kid to give this to so you have a shame-free excuse to buy it. :)
Tinchy Stryder - Never Leave You ft Amelle (Radio Edit): And here is where we depart, we some uber-pop cheeseball radness.
THIS WEEK'S TRACKS:
DJ Cam Quartet - Inside My Love (For Minnie)
DJ Cam Quartet - Quincy
DJ Madd - Better With You (Akira Kiteshi Remix)
Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (A1 Bassline Remix)
Jamie Vexd - Saturn's Reply
Karen O and the Kids - Animal (Where the Wild Things Are OST)
Karen O and the Kids - Capsize (Where the Wild Things Are OST)
Los Campesinos! - There Are Listed Buildings
Modest Mouse - I've Got It All (Most)
Modest Mouse - Satellite Skin
Pantyraid - Crunkalicious
Pantyraid - Worship The Sun
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - Cool Yourself
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - The Give
The National - Ashamed Of The Story I Told
The Very Best - Angonde
The Very Best - Warm Heart Of Africa ft Ezra Koenig
They Might Be Giants - Electric Car
They Might Be Giants - What Is a Shooting Star
Tinchy Stryder - Never Leave You ft Amelle (Radio Edit)
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