Feb 23 2012

New Gorillaz: DoYaThing (feat. James Murphy and Andre 3000)

Available for download now at the Converse blog, Gorillaz’ highly anticipated collaborative track with James Murphy (formerly of LCD Soundsystem, of course) and Andre 3000 (sort-of formerly of Outkast, obviously) is an upbeat dance fest featuring a rapid-fire verse from Andre Benjamin near the end. Listen loudly, download quickly, and repeat incessantly.

Jan 11 2012

LCD Soundsystem’s Movie Looks Awesome

Watch the trailer below for Shut Up and Play the Hits, a documentary chronicling LCD Soundsystem’s final days. The film follows James Murphy and crew around before their last show at Madison Square Garden. The film will premiere at Sundance later this month.

Feb 27 2011

Sunday Night Videos 2/27/11

Jan 12 2011

Top 50 Albums of 2010 – 30-21

30. Cloud Nothings – Turning On

Cloud Nothings – Morgan

29. Thw Walkmen – Lisbon

The Walkmen – Victory

28. ceo – White Magic

ceo – Come With Me

27. Drake – Thank Me Later

Drake – Shut It Down (featuring The-Dream)

26. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

Local Natives – Airplanes

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Jan 6 2011

Top 200 Tracks of 2010 – 50-21

50. LCD Soundsystem – Dance Yrself Clean

49. Dom – Living In America

48. Arcade Fire – We Used To Wait

47. The Walkmen – Victory

46. Free Energy – Free Energy

45. Deerhunter – Desire Lines

44. Delorean – Simple Graces

43. Josh Ritter – Folk Bloodbath

42. Diamond Rings – Show Me Your Stuff

41. Janelle Monae – Tightrope (feat. Big Boi)

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Jan 4 2011

Top 200 Tracks of 2010 – 150-101

150. Toro y Moi – Causers Of This

149. Toadies – Pink

148. Surfer Blood – Take It Easy

147. Local Natives – Warning Sign

146. Dominque Young Unique – War Talk

145. Magic Kids – Good To Be

144. Rihanna – Cheers (Drink To That)

143. Deftones – Royal

142. Wavves – Super Soaker

141. Thrift Store Cowboys – One Gentle Inch To Nine Violent Miles

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Jan 3 2011

Top 200 Tracks of 2010 – 200-151

200. The Golden Filter – Solid Gold

199. Delorean – Real Love

198. Band of Horses – On My Way Back Home

197. Games – Heartlands

196. Cults – Oh My God

195. El Guincho – Bombay

194. Marnie Stern – Nothing Left

193. Interpol – Barricade

192. Ke$ha – Your Love Is My Drug

191. Janelle Monae – Make the Bus (feat. of Montreal)

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Jan 2 2011

Ten Best Music Videos of 2010






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Dec 11 2010

My Top 300 Songs of the 2000s – 90-81

Today I continue my ongoing feature showcasing my personal picks for the best songs of the past decade, posting ten songs at a time.

90. AC Newman – Drink to Me Babe Then

The head writer for the New Pornographers had an impressive first solo outing – The Slow Wonder combines the melodic superiority with a mellow, easygoing feel.  “Drink to Me Babe Then,” introduced to me by my dear friend Kim way back when we were still on college radio, is a gem and the highlight from the album.  Adding an acoustic sway to the sweet pop Newman is known for, the song easily peaks with a sweet whistling interlude.

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Nov 8 2010

My Top 300 Songs of the 2000s – 120-111

Today I continue my ongoing feature showcasing my personal picks for the best songs of the past decade, posting ten songs at a time.

120. Prodigy – Girls

Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned fared better across the Atlantic in Prodigy’s native England, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t blaring in my dingy yellow car during high school.  Quite the opposite, in fact.  “Girls” is a standout from a banging comeback from one of the 90’s most successful, riveting, and interesting electronic groups.  And while nothing on the disc comes close to their previous work’s brilliance, and the crew would later shell out typical guitar-driven bore for shillings, this track gives us a glimpse into the progression that could have been.

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