Monday, May 7, 2007

School's Almost Out

That's right, only one more week left until I can start barraging you daily with useless crap all over again. Excited? Didn't think so. Well, I'll do my best to get your interest back, I promise. Until then, here's what Nicole and I have been listening to all semester long. When our schedules get back to normal, be on the lookout for some more album reviews (that Blonde Redhead has been hogging the Album of the Week to itself for quite some time), concert reviews (Arcade Fire in Chi-town), and perhaps an on the road blog while yours truly is in Minneapolis for a few days.
And dear readers, if you have any finals, good luck.

Until next time. Enjoy!

Nicole seyz:

Best Spring Music Mixtape
(Burn it for your friends, gain instant popularity)

"Sleeping Lessons" - The Shins
"Cato as a Pun" - Of Montreal
"Cast Off Crown" - Deerhoof
"Time to Get Away" - LCD Soundsystem
"The Well and the Lighthouse" - Arcade Fire
"And She Would Darken the Memory" - The Twilight Sad
"Spring and Summer By Fall" - Blonde Redhead
"A Paw in My Face" - The Field
"Take Pills" - Panda Bear

Top Five Songs to Listen to on Umpteenth Day of Depressing Spring Rainstorms
(Bottle of Captain optional)

Of Montreal - "The Past is a Grotesque Animal" ("Let's tear this fucking house apart.")
Blonde Redhead - "The Dress" ("I love you less, now that I know you.")
Peter Bjorn & John - "The Chills" ("Your tongue is sharp, but I miss the taste of it.")
The Shins - "Split Needles" ("This is what you get for pulling pins. Another hole inside the hole you're in.")
LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends" ("Well if you're worried about the weather, then you picked the wrong place to stay." That keyboard conjures images of rain, doesn't it? )

Most Anticipated Summer 2007 Releases
(We'll see which ones make the cut come next progress report)

Clientele - God Save the Clientele (5/8)
Interpol - Our Love to Admire (7/10)
Architecture in Helsinki - Places Like This (8/7)
New Pornographers - Challengers (8/?)
Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog (Single due 7/10, Album 9/?)

SonicRyan Sez:

A Trio of Favorite Albums:

Peter Bjorn & John - Writer's Block
The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

10 Songs:

Of Montreal - "Grondlandic Edit"
Arcade Fire - "Ocean of Noise"
Blonde Redhead - "Top Ranking"
Peter Bjorn & John - "Up Against the Wall"
Explosions in the Sky - "Catastrophe and the Cure (Four Tet Remix)"
Deerhunter - "Lake Somerset"
The Besnard Lakes - "Because Tonight"
LCD Soundsystem - "New York, I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Down"
The Shins - "Phantomb Limb"
The Twilight Sad - "And She Would Darken the Memory"

Biggest Surprises Thus Far:

Hearing "Black Mirror" on the radio.
Deerhunter - Cryptograms

Getting A Little Tired Of:

Lily Allen - (Thankfully I'm not alone. Even she admitted to being tired of her songs.)
Amy Winehouse - (Why is she so popular? Is it because she looks like a goth-punk chick but happens to front a soul band? I don't care if the Dap Kings are her backing band. Why not just listen to Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings then?)
Waiting For a New Radiohead Album: (Though it should be noted that the last time they made us wait four years...wait a tic, they've never made us wait four years before. This one better be good, guys.)
Summer Festivals - Yes, I'm going to one, and really want to go to another, but what ever happened to playing clubs and theaters? I know, these festivals are usually a lot of fun, and who doesn't like getting heat stroke while spending a weekend on various drug cocktails? I guess I'm just old fashioned and pine for the days when rockin' out all sweaty like to bands in un-air conditioned venues was the norm.

Summer Summer Summer Time (Albums I'm Looking Forward To, That Is):

Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
See Nicole's List

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