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Hot Chip – In Our Heads

written by: Charlie Woodman on June 19, 2012

There isn’t a single bad track on the entire album, and as a result the recording is infinitely more enjoyable than the last couple Hot Chip albums.

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Japandroids – Celebration Rock

written by: Charlie Woodman on May 29, 2012

Celebration Rock is a fantastic summer album: The perfect party mix of bittersweet and catchy, immediate and nostalgic, rough and clean

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Now, Now – Threads

written by: Charlie Woodman on March 30, 2012

Threads is the kind of album that launches bands from nowhere straight to indie stardom.

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Zammuto – Zammuto

written by: Charlie Woodman on March 26, 2012

Now on his own, Zammuto still remains caught in that juxtaposition between harsh synthetic noise and lighter instrumentation.

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Five Obnoxious Samples That Totally Work

written by: Charlie Woodman on March 13, 2012

Some songs just go down smooth like candy; they have sweet, easily digestible bits that slide coolly on down our ear canals, untainted and beautiful.
These are not those songs. These songs still sound great, but they hate you for enjoying them and make you suffer by butting in with obtrusive, obnoxious samples that just don’t make any sense at all. These are songs that don’t want us to love them, but we do anyway because love is fickle and confusing and humans are weird.

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Lambchop – Mr. M

written by: Charlie Woodman on February 27, 2012

Those looking for something introspective, melancholic, and a bit pastoral will find that Lambchop’s newest is just what they need.

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