I have been spinning numerous cd's lately. Honestly, only a couple have really grabbed me. Emusic has been proving to be an amazing 15 dollar a month investment as they have had almost every cd I have wanted recently. Here is my assessment of the latest albums:
Vampire Weekend - S/T One of the best albums of the year. Need I say more?
If you like: Reggae, MMJ, The Strokes, The Postal Service, sunny Friday afternoons at 5:00.
Download this first: "M79"
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago. See above.
If you like: Iron & Wine, Jose Gonzalez, beautifully melodic, layered folk.
Download this first: "Blindsided"
The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride. Truly a must buy. Just as good if not better than Sunset Tree.
If you like: The Decemberists, Clap Your Hands, strange voices but incredible lyrics and melodies.
Download this first: "Heretic Pride"
Destroyer - Trouble in Dreams. Listened to it about three times, and was impressed, not overly impressed. However, Destroyer always takes a while to warm up.
If you like: The New Pornographers, Annuals, David Bowie, music that sounds like a classic novel.
Download this first: "Libby's First Sunrise"
Colour Revolt - Plunder, Beg, and Curse. Great album from the boys from Oxford. Very original sound with amperes of power. Can't wait for Double Decker Festival.
If you would like: Coldplay if they rocked it out. controlled yelling. boucing guitar riffs.
Download this first: "Naked and Red"
The Felice Brothers - S/T. I really don't think this needs any more introduction. Solid album, from a more than solid band.
If you like: Dylan, John Prine, how Dylan would sound if he was half cajun, New Orleans horns, and how Tennessee Williams lyrics would sound if he wrote songs.
Download this first: "Love Me Tenderly"
More to come in the next couple of days.