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I'll start with my latest great surprise : Emily Haines & the Skeletons : Knives Don't Have Your Back

 

It's beautiful, it's Emily's first solo project - she's from the Metric band ("Dead Disco", anyone knows that "hit"?)

 

otherwise, the albums of Kristin Hersh, Eleni Mandell, Patty Griffin are especially good.

 

and a French one : Daphn

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French Saddle Creek band The Berg Sans Nipple just released 'Along the Quay' and it's unbelievable, if you like dance music. It's so chill.

Also, the Field is excellent, God Save the Clientele, Feist's new album, and to cap it off, give the new Bright Eyes a try. It's not half bad.

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My good:

 

Panda Bear - Person Pitch

Caribou - Andorra

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

Trans Am - Sex Change

Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are A Dark Horse

The Field - From Here We Go Sublime

Radicalfashion - Odori

Lavender Diamond - Imagine Our Love

The Apples In Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder

Gruff Rhys - Candylion

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well, you asked for it:

 

andrew bird - armchair apocrypha

the arcade fire - neon bible

the besnard lakes - are the dark horse

papercuts - can't go back

low - drums and guns

menomena - friend and foe

deerhoof - friend opportunity

of montreal - hissing fauna, are you the destroyer?

the broken west - i can't go on, i'll go on

patrick wolf - the magic position

the apples in stereo - new magnetic wonder

jamie t - panic prevention

panda bear - person pitch

the postmarks - the postmarks

a sunny day in glasgow - scribble mural comic journal

cyhsy - some loud thunder

lcd soundsystem - sound of silver

dr. dog - we all belong

illinois - what the hell do i know?

the shins - wincing the night away

page france - and the family telephone

blonde redhead - 23

narrator - all that to the wall

pela - anytown graffiti

elvis perkins - ash wednesday

dinosaur jr. - beyond

the national - boxer

bright eyes - cassadaga

arctic monkeys - favourite worst nightmare

the twilight sad - fourteen autumns, fifteen winters

the field - from here we go sublime

the clientele - god save the clientele

revival - horses of war

art brut - it's a bit complicated

the kissaway trail - the kissaway trail

cloud cult - the meaning of 8

elliot smith - new moon

the veils - nux vomica

feist - the reminder

the shaky hands - the shaky hands

grant lee phillips - strangelet

frog eyes - tears of the valedictorian

good shoes - think before you speak

voxtrot - voxtrot

the teeth - you're my lover now

white rabbits - fort nightly

ryan adams - easy tiger

 

2007's been a good year, and it's going to wreak havoc on my end of year best of list...

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well, you asked for it:

 

andrew bird - armchair apocrypha

the arcade fire - neon bible

the besnard lakes - are the dark horse

papercuts - can't go back

low - drums and guns

menomena - friend and foe

deerhoof - friend opportunity

of montreal - hissing fauna, are you the destroyer?

the broken west - i can't go on, i'll go on

patrick wolf - the magic position

the apples in stereo - new magnetic wonder

jamie t - panic prevention

panda bear - person pitch

the postmarks - the postmarks

a sunny day in glasgow - scribble mural comic journal

cyhsy - some loud thunder

lcd soundsystem - sound of silver

dr. dog - we all belong

illinois - what the hell do i know?

the shins - wincing the night away

page france - and the family telephone

blonde redhead - 23

narrator - all that to the wall

pela - anytown graffiti

elvis perkins - ash wednesday

dinosaur jr. - beyond

the national - boxer

bright eyes - cassadaga

arctic monkeys - favourite worst nightmare

the twilight sad - fourteen autumns, fifteen winters

the field - from here we go sublime

the clientele - god save the clientele

revival - horses of war

art brut - it's a bit complicated

the kissaway trail - the kissaway trail

cloud cult - the meaning of 8

elliot smith - new moon

the veils - nux vomica

feist - the reminder

the shaky hands - the shaky hands

grant lee phillips - strangelet

frog eyes - tears of the valedictorian

good shoes - think before you speak

voxtrot - voxtrot

the teeth - you're my lover now

white rabbits - fort nightly

ryan adams - easy tiger

 

2007's been a good year, and it's going to wreak havoc on my end of year best of list...

 

You could have summed this post up in 2 words:

 

Record Store. :stunned

 

But I completely agree about Armchair Apocrypha. Great album!

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My bests as we near the halfway point(!) of the year:

 

Dr. Dog - We All Belong

The Good, The Bad, & The Queen - s/t

Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

Gruff Rhys - Candylion

 

 

Sorry Wilco... :ohwell

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Sky Blue Sky is so far my favorite album of the year, and I recommend it to everybody, and it will probably stay my #1 unless Radiohead's album is amazing or Dave Matthews Band pulls out all the stops and drops an incredible one.

 

Rush - Snakes and Arrows and Modest Mouse - We Were Dead... are my other 2 favorite albums of the year.

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Lots of you mention The National. I haven't heard the new album, but I must say I didn't like Alligator. Not that it was bad, I'm even sure it's good, but it's really not my kind of music. It reminds me too much of that 80s new wave that bored me as a teenager. U2, The Smiths, REM, The Go-Betweens, etc

 

Long live the Cramps! :badger

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Lots of you mention The National. I haven't heard the new album, but I must say I didn't like Alligator. Not that it was bad, I'm even sure it's good, but it's really not my kind of music. It reminds me too much of that 80s new wave that bored me as a teenager. U2, The Smiths, REM, The Go-Betweens, etc

(emphasis mine)

 

So, why bother to post?

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is andorra by caribou worth checking out? i liked up in flames a lot when i first got it, but never really listen to it anymore. heard milk of human kindness once at a buddy's place one time and found it kinda boring. which album is it more in the vein of?

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