January 1, 2008

'07's Music to Love More Than Music: Love, pt. 6

Kevin Michael - Kevin Michael
Cheesy at times, but always groovy, sexy, and pleasing like you don't even know.
Kevin Michael - We All Want the Same Thing

Pterodactyl - Pterodactyl
This is the kind of band that makes me upset when they're called "Experimental," because, to me, it just sounds like a couple guys playing an awkward kind of punk, tweaking minor things, but since most people don't do that, they're considered "experimental," and will, thus, be looked down upon by people "not into that." Whatev, this album was pretty great. One of the best drummers I've heard in a while.
Pterodactyl - Polio

Shout Out Louds - Out Ill Wills
Sounded awkwardly like the Cure, but, hey it's better than anything the Cure has done in a while, so I'm strangely okay with that
Shout Out Louds - You Are Dreaming

Hello Stranger - Hello Stranger
Adorable indie pop with some rather depressing lyrics.
Hello Stranger - Plain and Simple

theSTART - Ciao, Baby
Ex Nu-metal rocker Aimee Echo busting out synth heavy 80's retro indie rock.
theSTART - Runaway

Babyshambles - Shotter's Nation
Good old punk rock spin-offs, you'll never let us down. It's no Libertines, but this spin off is no Rhoda.
Babyshambles - Side Of The Road

The Bowerbirds - Hymns for a Dark Horse
It was soft and sweet and full of hope and loveliness, but I still think that they could have a fuller sound with 3 people in the band
The Bowerbirds - Hooves

The Burial - Untrue
Dark, deep, brooding, bassy, and unreal. It's minimalist without feeling remotely minimal. It's techno for swamps in caves.
The Burial - Archangel

Calvin Harris - I Created Disco
He did, you know. He even has the song to prove it:
Calvin Harris - I Created Disco

Daft Punk - Alive 2007
What could possibly be better than a mash up album of Daft Punk by Daft Punk? few things. Put this album on after Myth Takes at you dance party.
Daft Punk - Prime Time Of Your Life/Brainwasher/Rollin 'and Scratchin'/Alive

Dr. Dog - We All Belong
Beatles style piano rock with a hint of Daniel Johnston, this bonus track being the most Johnston-ish.
Dr. Dog - I Hope That There's Love

The Good, the Bad, and the Queen - The Good, the Bad, and the Queen
Damon Albarn is a musician who knows not only what sounds good, but what people want. I have a feeling this project is a little bit before it's time, because it hasn't reached major public recognition, but if the second album is anything like this one (but, I suppose, different enough to be distinguishable from this one. Music is tricky, but Damon seems to have the hang of it).
The Good, the Bad, and the Queen - A Soldier's Tale

The One AM Radio - This Too Will Pass
Sweet, soul shattering folk.
The One AM Radio - In The Time We've Got

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