December 29, 2008

'08's Music to Love More Than Music: Love, Pt. 12

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The Avett Brothers - The Second Gleam
Nice, heart wrenching, and sweet, like everything else by the Avett Brothers. The problem with these fellas is that unless you listen to their stuff a lot, it's hard to discern one song from another, and, while the songs are always re-listenable, that essentially means that they're not very memorable. Maybe I just don't have the patience for such a task, but all in all the songs are pretty great. That doesn't even make sense. Album good. Fire bad.
The Avett Brothers - The Greatest Sum (Electric)

Pretty Lights - Filling Up The City Skies
Denver locals creating super sick beats and making a Denver boy such as myself very proud to be a Denverite. Grooviest album of the year for sure, but it's a little lacking in depth I feel. The music is perfect incidental music, but sometimes I just want something to bite into. It's like if you took a great big, juicy veggiedog and squeezed it out so that instead of being like 5 inches, it's like 3 feet. The same amount of awesomeness, but it takes you longer to consume it. This double album is like that for me. If their goal was to make a soundtrack to Denver, however, they have certainly succeeded. Well done Pretty Lights. I can't wait for the next one.
Get the double album here for free

Black Moth Super Rainbow - Drippers
Siiiiiick weirdness from the trendsetters at BMSR. An EP, yes, so it feels short (I hate EPs sometimes), but the songs are deep and gloomy with wicked strangeness all around. Not the weirdest thing ever, as the songs seem to have a basic dancy background, but still... similar to the Knife and Múm.
Black Moth Super Rainbow - We Are the Pagans (Dandelion Gum Outtake)

Sia - Some People Have REAL Problems
I think I said it well the first time. (see original review)
Sia - The Girl You Lost To Cocaine

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