Posts Tagged ‘Spoon’
March 30th, 2010 • 1 comment Charts
Tags: beach house, black rebel motorcycle club, broken bells, frightened rabbit, Joanna Newsom, rogue wave, seabear, shout out louds, Spoon, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
1. VAMPIRE WEEKEND Contra
2. OWEN PALLETT Heartland
3. WATSON TWINS Talking To You, Talking To Me
4. SPOON Transference
5. RETRIBUTION GOSPEL CHOIR 2
6. TOM WAITS Glitter And Doom Live
7. THEM CROOKED VULTURES Them Crooked Vultures
8. JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD Heavy Days
9. TEGAN AND SARA Sainthood
10. EELS End Times Read more »
January 1st, 2010 • News, Release Calendar
Tags: album release, beach house, calendar, dr. dre, eels, erykah badu, field music, final fantasy, groove armada, hot chip, jonsi, Lil Wayne, lupe fiasco, ok go, seabear, Spoon, the whigs, the white stripes, three 6 mafia, vampire weekend, wyclef jean, xiu xiu, Yeasayer
It takes a few weeks following the holiday season for album releases to really pick up, but by the time we have all reconvened in Lewiston, Maine and throughout the up coming weeks and months there are a few releases to look out for. Here is a list of some that I am particularly excited about.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy) — Heartland
OK Go — Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky
Vampire Weekend — Contra
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Eels — End Times
Spoon — Transference
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Beach House — Teen Dream
Los Campesinos! — Romance is Boring
Three 6 Mafia — Laws of Power Read more »
December 24th, 2009 • 1 comment Commentary, Electronic, Folk, Hip Hop, Op-Ed, Rock
Tags: Amadou & Mariam, Animal Collective, Bjork, Bon Iver, Brian Wilson, Bruce Springsteen, David Sanford & The Pittsburgh Collective, DJ Danger Mouse, Fleet Foxes, Gregory and the Hawk, Gui Boratto, Jens Lekman, Jonsi and Alex, Lil Wayne, M83, Noah and the Whale, Phoenix, Radiohead, Ryan Adams, seabear, Sigur Ros, Sin Fang Bous, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, The Arcade Fire, The Hold Steady, The Shins, TV on the Radio, Yeasayer, Yelle
With the impending end of the first decade of the century looming in the distance, all one can do is take a look back at the last 10 years in music and create another list, this one ranking the best 30 albums of the last decade (With a sentence of explanation for each).
1. The Arcade Fire – Funeral
This album made baroque pop cool again, something that seemed unachievable after the Beach Boys fell apart.
2. Ryan Adams – Gold
Gold is alternative country at its very best, chocked full of sublime instrumentation and sentimental lyrics.
3. Bruce Springsteen – We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
The Boss sings Pete Seeger and brilliance results; there is something fantastic about the combination of Springsteen’s voice and Seeger’s lyrics.
4. Yeasayer – All Hours Cymbals
All Hours Cymbals is an album for the decade lyrically, thematically, and instrumentally.
5. Jonsi and Alex – Riceboy Sleeps
Jonsi and Alex’s post-rock/ambient masterpiece is an album to listen to all the way through (8+ times) to really catch it’s flavor. Read more »
Usually when you are awakened three hours before the alarm goes off, it’s a sign that you might be having a bad day. However, when I received such a call one morning in October while on a trip in San Francisco, the opposite was true.
The call alerted me to the lineup of the annual Miracle on Tremont Street sponsored by Boston’s WFNX, which featured three of my favorite indie rock acts, in concert order, Passion Pit, Phoenix and Spoon, and the concert was to be held in Boston’s historic Orpheum Theater. Read more »