1. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
The first single “Golden Age” filled me with doubt, even disappointment. I mean, it sounded like (immaculately produced) Michael Jackson, not TV on the Radio. But then I gave all of Dear Science my first listen. The opening track, “Halfway Home” buried my preconceptions and made certain they would not rise again like friggin' zombies. The album’s cohesiveness is what eventually forgave tracks like “Golden Age”, “Dancing Choose”, and “Family Tree” for me. Once I saw each song’s intended niche in the whole record, I was right at home. I really really like "Stork and Owl", "Crying, "Shout Me Out", "DLZ", "Lover's Day", and pretty much everything else on it. And they rawk in concert!?!
2. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing