• my top twenty-five for 2008 (at least out of what i have)

    8 Dec 2008, 20:34 by CaptainGaylord

    bear in mind there's a ton of albums that came out this year that i haven't heard, also many that i KNOW i need to hear, like the new Sigur Ros. ....why haven't i heard that, anyway?

    the hell is my problem...

    anyway. on we go. aren't you excited?

    25. Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
    awesome! finally an indie band that's not married to either the dance-punk sound or the "look how depressed i am" sound or the cookie cutter indie alternative sound. loves it.
    current favorites: In the Hospital, Skeleton Boy

    24. Shiny Toy Guns - Season of Poison
    i haven't had much of a chance to listen to this yet, but from what i've heard i can see that the energy from the debut is intact. i do think the addition of heavy guitars was a good idea, it kind of separates them from that whole neo-electro scene they were lumped in with.
    current favorites: Ghost Town, Ricochet!

    23. Chairlift - Does You Inspire You
    damn. i've got to tell you what a loser i felt like when i found out that bruises was in a commercial…
  • Everybody Got Up

    19 Apr 2008, 15:53 by durril

    Fri 18 Apr – Hot Chip It was the crowd as much as the music that made Hot Chip's Minneapolis show one of the most fun of the year to date.
    The danceable tunes actually turned out a dancing crowd. It wasn't just a crowd of head-nods, but a crowd of feet-gliding, arm-waving and sweat-slinging exhilaration. This was a dance party.

    Free Blood kicked off the free-spirited affair with hip hop and house infused melodies and beats. Like Hot Chip, Free Bloods members didn't floss the scene with showy personas. They brought a D-I-Y aesthetic that was highlighted by unabashedly sexual wriggling. Free Blood expressed excitement with every joint in their bodies. I must have been initially alarmed when they got on they flung themselves to the floor of the stage, but I went with it and am better for it. It was a great warm up.

    Hot Chip took its time to start its set. The natives were restless. As soon as the act took the stage, the viewers were ready to jump. I can't recall the set list, but by Shake a Fist, bodies were moving. …
  • TOP 3 of my TOP 10

    18 Feb 2008, 21:35 by myalternative