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I dont think RX Bandits broke up, they just aren’t touring anymore. (Surely someone else cares about this, yes?)
Secret Machines – Now Here is Nowhere
Maybe I didn’t read enough reviews of it when it came out, but I was under the impression that the general consensus for this album was: “It’s okay, but it’s not amazing.” This is a sentiment that I’d have to agree with. It was a good album, I liked it then and I like it now. But, it’s nothing like the first two albums which have unfortunately set a really high precedent.
The question I wonder is, if this was her first album, what would the reaction have been? As it is now, it’s almost like you have to review her and her career so far in addition to reviewing /\/\/\Y/\.
Just would like to say that while I’m thrilled to see Portugal.The Man on another list (I’m a huge fan), “Satanic Satanist” came out last year. This year’s album was “American Ghetto.”
This continues REM’s streak of album art that is a lot better than what you’d expect from a decades-old band on a major label (I’m looking at you, The Cure)
Plastic Beach was one of my absolute favorite albums this year. I’m really happy to see it getting some recognition on these lists.
I loved the new Ariel Pink album, but there are a lot of other songs on that album that are better than “Round and Round”. I can’t say that I get PFork’s love of that one.
Was this the Odd Future kid’s album? It was the only album I didn’t remember reading a review for.
Seriously, this was such a good album that deserved a lot more attention this year. Even I forgot about it for a few months, only to recently pick it up again and remember how great it is.