Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January's 5 Best Albums

This is a new thing I think I am going to do every month, my top 5 albums or so. But only from the month that we are in at any given time. Since this is January I guess this is a "best of the year" list as well. But that is just stupid and you are better than that. I have to admit I have not had a whole lot of time to listen to a whole lot of stuff. But the one album I seam to gravitate towards whenever I have a chance to listen is Astro Coast I can't seam to stop listening. It's just that freaking good. When I can pry myself away I either listen to Teen Dream or Transference. It's pretty amazing that we are just wrapping up January and there is already this much great stuff. I have high hopes for 2k10. See list after break...

Surfer Blood: Astro Coast

Surfer Blood -

Owen Pallett: Heartland

Owen Pallett -
"Keep the Dog Quiet"

Beach House: Teen Dream

Beach House -

Spoon: Transference

Laura Veirs: July Flame

Laura Veirs -
"Where Are You Driving"


Mike said...

Why was I not consulted on this list?

Unknown said...

You usually don't like to play any of my reindeer games. You want to add something?

Mike said...

Macho Man Sandy Ravage - Cool Story, Bro


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On behalf of Merge Records and Spoon, we would kindly ask you not to post copies of "Transference" on your site (or any non-preview tracks from Spoon's new album - street date 18th Jan UK /19th Jan US).

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