Monthly Archives: July 2010

Transaction de Novo

Band: Bedhead Album: Transaction de Novo Best song: “Forgetting,” “More than Ever” and “Psychosomatica” are all classics in different ways. “Parade” is brilliant, too. Worst song: Guess who writes only about albums he loves? This blog should be called Albums that I Love (more on titles below). This blog could have and should have been […]

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Night Falls Over Kortedala

Band: Jens Lekman Album: Night Falls Over Kortedala Best song: “A Postcard to Nina” is gorgeous. “Sipping on the Sweet Nectar” is lovely. Worst song: “If I Could Cry (It Would Feel Like This)” is my least favorite song on the album and it’s still amazing. — A quick disclaimer: Part of the joy of […]

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Band: Ratatat Album: Classics Best song: “Lex” and “Wildcat” are tons of fun. Worst song: “Nostrand” and “Gettysburg” are pretty mediocre. I am totally fascinated by nature. My PS3 plays Blu Ray discs and — save for a couple of favorites (8 1/2, Away We Go, The Dark Knight and Dawn of the Dead) — […]

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Live Frogs Set 2

Band: The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Album: Live Frogs Set 2 Best song: I am such a sucker for this album. Worst song: Awesome. Awesome awesome awesome. I had a frog as a pet for, like, one week when I was a wee lad. I was oddly freaked out by it. They’re pretty slimy, all […]

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You’d Prefer an Astronaut

Band: Hum Album: You’d Prefer an Astronaut Best song: “Stars” is a great song, “I’d Like Your Hair Long” is awesome and “I Hate It Too” is amazing. Worst song: “Songs of Farewell and Departure” and “Why I Like the Robins” are both relatively weak. Because of the band’s roots in Urbana-Champaign, Hum was considered […]

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Band: Iron Butterfly Album: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Best song: Come on. Worst song: Really? The whole album kind of stinks, save for the title track. I’m a pretty big sports fan. The Blackhawk Stanley Cup victory was one of the highlights of 2010 for me, as the Hawks are the first team for which I’ve ever rooted. […]

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