29 Oct 2013, 03:17 by eucaine
24 Nov 2012, 23:05 by HradcanskaThe Joy Formidable - A Balloon Called Moaning (Wales, 2009)
Fairly standard shoegaze fare- mellow and distorted. I don't really have much to say about it because I was listening to it half-heartedly, but it seems pleasant enough and I would be willing to give it another listen in future.
Score: 5/10 Nominal
30 Dec 2010, 20:42 by michaelo93
29 Dec 2010, 14:53 by HoosierBallz
26 Apr 2010, 13:29 by Babs_05The idea is for a journal for every month listing new albums I listen to and what I think so that when I review the year's music in December, I will have a handy reminder.
I will add to this as the month goes on. Suggestions welcome.
Play the radio: My Gang Featured Albums 10 http://static.last.fm/matt/tinyradio.gif
w/c Mon 26 April:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oGZ7VntmL._SL160_AA115_.jpg Mr Fogg - Moving Parts
The UK-born alternative pop artist's album is co-produced by Bjork's collaborator Valgeir Sigurdsson. (Spinner) Disappointing. Reminded me of bedroom artist Maps a lot, but because of the professional help, lacked the charm. The first half of the album is ok, there are some nice ideas, then it gets stuck in a rut. An artist to keep an eye on, however.
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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51z9xketoWL._SL160_AA115_.jpg Inlets - Inter Arbiter
16 Jan 2010, 00:14 by VGoRiLLaZ
10 Jan 2010, 10:16 by untilwebleed
31 Dec 2009, 12:52 by smokeandsteamHere - in no order - are the best albums of 2009 in my very humble opinion!
1. Fanfarlo - Resovoir
2. Noah and the Whale - the first days of spring
The First Days Of Spring
3. The xx - The xx
4. The Joy Formidable - A balloon called moaning
A Balloon Called Moaning
5. The pains of being pure at heart - The pains of being pure at heart
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
6. Camera Obscura - My Maudelin Career
My Maudelin Career
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's blitz
8. James Yorkston - Folk Songs
9. Cats on Fire - Our temperance movement
Our Temperance Movement
10. King Cresosote - Bombshell*
*This is cheating as it was not released in 2009, but that's when I first heard it
30 Dec 2009, 23:44 by CattieyoteIt wasn’t incredibly easy to pick a favorite – or even a list of categorized favorites – for 2009. I thought maybe I’d go by the amount of listens I put into each album or artist this year, or my initial excitement upon release of each new album. But what it came down to is more a list of albums that have an aspect to which I can return to, as many of these albums were released what seems like ages ago. I think it was difficult in the sense that what with my attention span (and surely many others), albums are looking to be an exhausted and excessive medium compared to the single. Anyway, these albums all had at least two songs I loved, naturally.
∙∙∙ Favorite Albums of 2009 ∙∙∙
30 Bombay Bicycle Club(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/6149/50798282.jpg) - I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/2229/30bombay.jpg
Simian Mobile Disco(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/6149/50798282.jpg) - Temporary Pleasure 29 http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6944/29simian.jpg
28 Dec 2009, 12:56 by Olly_Golightly