Basically, I've been listening to a lot of Big Bill Broonzy, Howard Tate, and L.A. Nuggets recently. And then some other stuff ...
The Cars - The Cars, 1978
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy, 1978
I hadn't really listened to the first Cars album before. So amazing. Half of the album is hits, the other half are damn good too.
The same can be said for this amazing Warren Zevon album too. It's been sounding an awful lot like 1978 in my apartment recently.
Miles Kurosky - The Desert of Shallow Effects, 2010
I think I was so excited to hear what sounds like a new Beulah album at first that I wasn't actually listening to the album. Not very good.
Midlake - The Courage of Others, 2010
Girls - Album, 2009
Passion Pit - Manners, 2009
White Denim - Let's Talk About It, 2008
Surfer Blood - Astro Coast, 2010
Two good songs
Not my thing
Wanted it to be better
Might grow on me but just not as good as you'd think based on the raves.
I think I just don't like new bands.
Obits - I Blame You, 2009
Spoon - Transference, 2010
The Flaming Lips, Embryonic, 2009
Or old bands. I think I'm the only person I know not in love with Obits. Then again I never really got into Drive Like Jehu or Hot Snakes either.
The new Spoon is not very good.
The Flaming Lips is good as an album but when I try to remember what it sounded like after listening, nothing really sticks with me about it.
Dodos - Time to Die, 2009
Another disappointment. I really liked their previous album.
Wire - Read and Burn 1, 2002
Read and Burn 2, 2002
Read and Burn 3, 2007
Again - another disappointment. I'd heard about these for years. But I just couldn't get into any of the songs.
Young Fresh Fellows - I Think This Is, 2009
SHR didn't even think I'd want to listen to this when she came home with it. Wha? I'll gladly give all Minus 5 and Young Fresh Fellows a spin. Tons of pop fun on this.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Brutalist Bricks, 2010
I like all of his albums to varying degrees but this one is even better than some of his more recent ones. I like it quite a bit. Hooray for the oldsters!
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The Rolling Stones - Some Girls, 1978
I can't believe I never really had listened to this album before. Man it kicks butt. I knew the hits (Miss You, Shattered, Beast of Burden) but there's a hell of a lot more here. The snide country tunes, the S and M tunes, the drugged out tunes, the lewd tunes. What an album! I'll never get sick of this video either.
Emmit Rhodes - Daisy-Fresh from Hawthorne, California (The Best of the Dunhill Years)
There are some wonderfully pretty songs on here and then some boring ones. Make sure to track down the Michael Shelley interview with him on WFMU if you want to get depressed. A sad story leads to a bitter man.
The Jam - Sound Affects, 1980
I only knew their Best of but this album makes me realize that I need to dig deeper. Much deeper.
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