Better late than never. Maybe you’ll find something you dig. Tell me what I missed.
2. Una Dia by Juana Molina
Where the fuck did she come from? Former Argentine TV star, she’s got quite a few albums out, all have escaped me. So many sounds coming at you, it will sometimes overwhelm you, in a good way. There is a consistent rhythm running through the entire thing, goes in all kinds of different directions. Has a haunting quality to it.
3. Med sud I eyrum vid spilum endalaust by Sigur Ros
This just feels like a watershed album. Far more dynamic and vibrant than anything they’ve done in the past. I’d like to thank whoever slipped them the happy pills they must have taken. It’s made them better.
5. The Living and the Dead by Jolie Holland
Definitely a bit more rock n’ roll than her previous efforts. Sometimes I think I like it best, but probably not more than Escondida. Some real gems on this one.
IN THE ARGUMENT
– In Ear Park – Department of Eagles. Not quite an spin-off of Grizzly Bear, because it was started before that band launched an album. But you could certainly mistake them for one another.
– Carried to Dust – Calexico. Rocking out just a little more than past albums. This one’s a little bigger than their precedents. Not better, just different, and still very good.
– Everything That Happens Will Happen Today – David Byrne & Bryan Eno
– Modern Guilt – Beck
– Oh, Mighty Engine – Neil Halstead
– Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend. Overhyped, but it’s a quality pop album, no question.
– Santogold – Santogold
- For Emma, Forever Ago – Bon Iver
- Any of the 80s-retro bullshit that’s not Cut Copy