A yearly tradition…now with editing!
1. Beach House, Devotion—Gather round our warm drum machine.
2. Cut Copy, In Ghost Colours—The new New Order? Mirrorball descends.
3. White Denim, pretty much every song I downloaded by them—Fuzz bass, fuzz bass, fuzz bass.
4. Okkervil River, The Stand-Ins—Sheff: “Wrote my own 33 1/3 book!”
5. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes—A Sigur Ros for the Confederacy.
6. The Walkmen, You and Me—Wedding band, heard from another room.
7. Girl Talk, Feed the Animals—Will the samples clear? Lawyer up!
8. Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago—A winter well-spent. Nice beard!
9. Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend—Introducing the Wes Anderson House Band.
10. Wolf Parade, At Mount Zoomer—Prog-rock as primal scream therapy.