During the summer great albums always drop like rain and I usually seem to have less time to talk about them, so here is a superpost full of tracks from the records I’m loving right now accompanied by a nano-review:
It seems Danger Mouse‘s best work is destined to be illegal, and this teamup with Sparklehorse and a vast cast of music superpowers is going to give the other “dark night” record a run for its money as best compilation of 2009:
Bibio takes his ’60s folky electronica into a J Dilla direction creating maybe the best summery album of the year:
The greatest band of the last three decades drops yet another gem that holds up to their cornucopia of a discography, this time showcasing their mastery of extended guitar jams:
Canadians get mathy with this intricate record that surprisingly sprawls into a lot of different territory in 35 minutes:
Folksy, psychedelic rockers that are too good for their lo-fi branding, and this album allows them to display their proclivity for writing great, succinct pop songs and occasionally letting lose a long meandering jam.
Spencer Krug’s most consistent outlet produces yet another “grower” album that I love more and more with each listen.
TMV take a left turn from the velocity of their career so far, and it turns out they do soft, down-tempo and nuanced just a good as they do everything else.
- Posted by Davy Minor on July 6, 2009 at 5:52 am