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 0Posted on Sep 6th, 2010 | re: Stereogum's 40 Best New Bands Of 2010 (142 comments)

First off, good on you for including Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr in this list. I’ve caught them live in Detroit a few times, and, as you’ve said, their name belies the beautiful sounds coming out of them. “God Only Knows” is a gorgeous cover.

There is a hell of a lot of chllwave on this list, which I’m not always into. Some standouts: Braids: that track is like a sparkly bouncy ball rolling down the street. Video concept? Cloud Nothings: Even the ooh ooh oohs sneer. Glasser: I sent the link out to a friend before the song was even over. Mountain Man: Haunting. Perfume Genius: I expected to be cynical, but the simple beauty sucked the evil out of me…for 2:44.

Thanks for a list!

 0Posted on Jul 29th, 2010 | re: Com Truise - "Sundriped" (51 comments)

This sounds like leftover soundtrack music from Flash Gordon.

 0Posted on Jul 29th, 2010 | re: Badly Drawn Boy - "In Safe Hands" (Demo) (3 comments)

Pretty! I hope the final cut is stripped down like this demo.

 0Posted on Jul 18th, 2010 | re: Cut Copy - "Where I'm Going" (7 comments)

I’m loving this trend of “wooo”s and “yeah”s and handclaps. Though it’s got that electro feel, there’s also some humanity coming back into pop. Unless, the handclaps are electronically generated. Then it doesn’t count. ;)

Spooky, moody. I like it! Reminds me a bit of Dead Man’s Bones, with some more industrial mixed in.