It's that time again: the 10x10, or "Ten Album Reviews, All Ten Words or Less" (also known as the dumbest idea in history) . . .
Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsystem
Unreal album - vast lyrical improvement, massive nerd boner
Legally download: "Someone Great", "All My Friends", Us vs. Them"
Person Pitch - Panda Bear
Uhhhhhhh . . . Beach Boys on ecstasy? Maybe?
Legally download: "Comfy in Nautica"
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank - Modest Mouse
Not disappointing - different direction, but not the one expected
Legally download: "Dashboard" (obv), "Florida", "Parting of the Sensory", "Education"
Plays - Secret Mommy
I have no idea what this album is about (drugs?)
Legally download: "Kool Aid River"
Neon Bible - Arcade Fire
No less weird - hate "mirror mirror" line, unlike the blogs
Legally download: uhhh probably the whole thing, it's swingy, make your own call
New Magnetic Wonder - Apples in Stereo
Feel-good album + vocoder = summer album, too early
Legally download: "Can You Feel It?", "Same Old Drag"
Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? - Of Montreal
Best album of the year so far?
Legally download: "Suffer for Fashion", "Gronlandic Edit", "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse"
Living with the Living - Ted Leo/Pharmacists
Stylistic expansion, lyrically solid . . . but not satisfying, somehow
Legally download: "The Sons of Cain", "The Unwanted Things", "Colleen"
A Weekend in the City - Bloc Party
Um . . . sort of boring (sick remixes though)
Legally download: (Just email/IM me for the remixes, especially by SebastiAn and RAC)
Xan Valleys (EP) - Klaxons
New Rave? Big Gulps huh? Welp . . .
Legally download: whole thing (4 meaningful tracks)