King Khan and BBQ Show - Invisible Girl, 2009
Jack Oblivian - So Low, 1991-1998
Dirty garagey goodness. I like the last King Khan and the Shrines album as well as the last King Kahn and BBQ Show album more than this latest one but it is still worth a listen. Still there are no Shake Real Lows or even anything close to that on here. Need more Jack Oblivian though!
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young, 2009
The Birds - The Collectors' Guide to Rare British Birds
The Gants - Roadrunner! The Best of the Gants
The Monks - Black Monk Time, 1966
Burned the Birds and The Gants from Hot Tub Eric three summers ago and finally got around to listening to them now. Great stuff. This reissue of the Monks LP made me fall in love all over again.
The Clean - Mister Pop, 2009
Some great pop songs, some really mellowly melodic instrumentals, all quite pleasant and nice. Great album title. Now that MJ is dead maybe The Clean can move up in the pop rankings from mister?
Polvo - In Prism, 2009
Saw them in D.C. with Jamie last spring at the beginning of their reunion tour. Was a bit unimpressed. But they have definitely gotten their shit together at this point. F the Pixies! F Pavement! If you are going to reunite, put out something new! This album fits in quite nicely amongst the rest of their stuff. It's like they never went away. Welcome back Polvo!
And is it just me or this song from their new album
very similar to this song from Warren Zevon?
A clearer version of the Polvo song can be heard here. The song's name is Pedlar.
Thao - Know Better and Learn Faster, 2009
A big disappointment after her first album which I really liked. There's really nothing memorable here.
Built to Spill - There is No Enemy, 2009
Okay but not nearly as good as the last one. Too many long slow jamz for me.
Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs, 2009
Pleasant enough but not as good as the last one.
The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come, 2009
As a big John Darnielle fan for 13 years, I've become increasingly less interested in his output. And this new album bored me more than any previous one yet. Sigh.
John Doe and the Sadies - Country Club, 2009
I really like this album. Mostly covers, all country, all good. One of my favorite albums of last fall.
Red Sticker Collection: Now All Digital
Zumpano - Look What the Rookie Did, 1995 & Goin' Through Changes, 1996
I think these albums fell into the abyss of me graduating from college and not having access to the college radio station. No matter. I got to enjoy the hell out of listening to them now.
Guided by Voices - Universal Truths and Cycles, 2002 & Earthquake Glue, 2003
I listened to these when they were first out and didn't really give them much of a chance. Upon further review, my original opinion stands - some very very very good songs and then a lot of kind of dull ones. Still the half of each album that is good make these albums worth listening to.
Hide and Seek
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