2010 in music: TK’s quarterly report
As the resident realist (ooh, band name) I will state rather matter-of-factly that the new decade in music is off to a thoroughly mediocre start. CK disagrees and you can read about it here.
Need evidence? Well, for starters, Samantha Fox has yet to release an album. If you’ve been following this blog, you already know that we are consistently kookoo for 2 things:
a) Eating pancakes instead of the now-obsolete Cocoa Puffs
b) Samantha Fox in any form (solid, liquid, or gas)
Need more evidence, you skeptical empiricist?
Well, She & Him [She being the most overrated female of the 21st century and Him not being a reference to God, despite its capitalization] laid an egg called Volume 2 while The Knife got artsy and left a slew of fans bored, despite our appreciation of both Charles Darwin and Swedish electronica.
Admittedly, I haven’t listened to a TON of music so far but here goes my knee-jerk, armchair categorization of 2010 releases so far. You can listen to my favorites by clicking on the album title or by turning your computer on its side and tickling it (I prefer the latter).
Vampire Weekend: Contra
Midlake: The Courage of Others
Frightened Rabbit: The Winter of Mixed Drinks
jj: n 3
Charlotte Gainsbourg: IRM
Archie Bronson Outfit: Coconut
She & Him: Volume Two
The Knife: Tomorrow, In a Year
Xiu Xiu: Dear God I Hate Myself
Shearwater: The Golden Archipelago
Want to Hear
Richmond Fontaine: Freeway
Besnard Lakes: Roaring
Jack Rose: Luck in the Valley
Polar Bear: Peepers
Crime in Stereo: Describe
Erland and the Carnival
These New Puritans
Carolina Chocolate Drops
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