Daniel Vella
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 +2Posted on Jul 10th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best Beach House Songs (117 comments)

I wouldn’t dismiss their first two albums – as great as Teen Dream and Bloom are, a certain haunted, resigned quality was lost with the move towards fuller, more ornate production. Heart of Chambers and Home Again are probably still my two favourite Beach House songs, though Silver Soul would definitely round out the top three.

 0Posted on Jun 4th, 2013 | re: Stereogum's Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far (752 comments)

In pretty rough order:

1. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City (and I didn’t even like Vampire Weekend that much before this!)
2. Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
3. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
5. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
6. Savages – Silence Yourself
7. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
8. Autre ne Veut – Anxiety
9. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
10. Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob

Or, in fewer words: man, this really is turning out to be one great year for music.

 +9Posted on Dec 3rd, 2012 | re: New York's Top 10 Albums Of 2012 (25 comments)

Finally, some well-deserved year-end recognition for those two awesome Mount Eerie albums.