• Great albums of 2010

    31 Dic 2010, 20:54 de sabberworm

    I thought I’d re-immerse myself into the time-consuming process that is end-of-year album reviews. I can’t promise to be very exhaustive. Also, please keep in mind that these are just the albums I bought because I expected to like them and I’m in no position to claim knowledge of everything released this past year.

    CocoRosieGrey Oceans
    I’m not sure what the bad cover artwork (complete with cheap effects and Microsoft fonts) is indicative of but it’s definitely not musical incompetence. CocoRosie can use this album to add to their long list of dreamy, wonderful, lusty songs that are a joy to listen to.

    Best tracks
    The Moon Asked the CrowLemonadeFairy Paradise

    Evelyn EvelynEvelyn Evelyn
    Amanda Palmer’s works are always enjoyable and this adventurous tale of conjoined twin sisters is no exception, though the thought of those fictional characters playing those songs might take some getting used to.

    Best tracks
    Chicken ManElephant Elephant

  • Dibder's 2010: Spring/Summer

    1 Jun 2010, 17:45 de CvaldaVessalis

    Hello anyone and everyone!! Well, I have had a more than crazy few months since I last blogged about my favorites of 2010 thus far... Music wise, it's been more than eventful, with plenty more amazing releases to listen to (but obviously I'll be getting on to that a little later!) and, most excitingly, the seeming return of the music video as a trendy art-form. True, some bands do take it upon themselves to unleash at least one amazing video for each of their albums these days, but we've already been spoiled-more-than-silly with audio-visual accompaniments to some rather brilliant (or not really) singles this year. Contenders for the year-end blogs include Vampire Weekend's celeb-heavy tennis match for Giving Up The Gun; Hot Chip and director Pete Serafinowicz's boyband execution parody for I Feel Better; and, last but by certainly-no-means-least, Romain Gavras and M.I.A.'s blisteringly brilliant clip for Born Free that really has to be seen to be believed... …