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Well, here we are, six months in to 2010. Musically it has been a pretty solid half a year. Today I will list a few of the albums that you should have picked up thus far this year.
The albums are listed in no particular order.
2010 Mid-Year Review: Albums You Should Have Bought
|The Black Keys||Brothers|
|Gary Allan||Get Off On the Pain|
|John Butler Trio||April Uprising|
|She & Him||Volume Two|
|Drive-By Truckers||The Big To-Do|
|Black Rebel Motorcycle Club||Beat the Devil’s Tattoo|
|The New Pornographers||Together|
|Jack Johnson||To The Sea|
|The Gaslight Anthem||American Slang|
|Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers||Mojo|
|Band of Horses||Infinite Arms|
|The Dead Weather||Sea of Cowards|
|The National||High Violet|
|Minus the Bear||Omni|
Great music awaits!
Welcome to another addition of Tune in Tuesday! Today’s musical choices are all relatively new and all exude musical greatness in some form or fashion.
Now that the requisite pleasantries are over, let’s get to the music!
Sparsely produced and largely recorded on a four track recorder, this album is the second installment in the trilogy that began with Hombre Loco. The theme seems to focus on the loss of love and the dark bits associated with divorce. This is the eight album released by the band whose only constant is the singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett or E as he is known in most circles.
In My Younger Days, Gone Man, A Line in the Dirt, and On My Feet
Broken Bells is the self titled debut album of the mash up of Brian Burton a.k.a Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley) and James Mercer (The Shins). In 2004 the two met and decided to work together and four years later they actually got together and began recording. The album was released in March 2010. The music has an experimental edge to it but it is also bathed in melody.
The Ghost Inside, The High Road, The Mall and Misery, and Trap Doors
The Black Keys
This is the eighth album for this Akron, Ohio duo. I think this band is absolute greatness ad cannot believe two white dudes from Ohio can make this much music. Formed in 2001, the band has not had a bad album since their inception. If you have not heard of them, I’m sorry, go out and buy or download their music right now. You will not be disappointed. Steeped in blues and guitar driven rock, this band is all that is right with music today.
Next Girl, Too Afraid to Love You, Ten Cent Pistol, and I’m Not the One
Band of Horses
Infinite Arms is the third release for the band and they do not drastically alter their musical playbook from their previous releases. The music has an ethereal framing that is supported by the dulcet vocal styling of lead singer Ben Bridwell.
Compliments, On My Way Back Home, Neighbor, and Infinite Arms
This is the fifth studio album for the Brooklyn based indie band. The distinguishing baritone of lead singer Matt Berninger continues to be the calling card of the band. The band has a little more musical force on this album than their previous release but never strays too far from their comfort zone. Terrible Love, the opening track, and Conversation 16 seem to be the furthest reach of the album and they still connect.
Sorrow, Bloodbuzz Ohio, Little Faith, and Lemonworld
Sea of Cowards
The Dead Weather
This is the second album from Jack Whites third band and it is every bit as good as anything he has ever done. White and Alison Mosshart continue to share the vocal responsibilities on this album. Mosshart’s angry howl is the perfect accompaniment for White’s primal scream. This album is in your face from start to finish and might not sit well on the musical palate of all. It is well worth the initial listen just to check out the cornucopia of musical talent that resides in this band.
Blue Blood Blues, Die by the Drop, The Difference Between Us, and Jawbreaker
Great music awaits!
Band of Horses is the indie rock band that was birthed in the fertile musical breeding ground of Seattle, Washington in 2004 and signed to the indigenous Sub Pop Records. Ben Bridwell and Mat Brooke formed the band after the demise of their former band Carissa’s Wierd and the band came to the attention of Sub Pop after opening for Iron & Wine during some Seattle area shows.
Brooke left the band shortly after the release of their debut album Everything All the Time and began his own band, Grand Archives, which is also signed to Sub Pop. Currently, Band of Horses, calls South Carolina home and recorded their second album Cease To Begin in the neighboring state of North Carolina.
Band of Horses Discography:
- Band of Horses (EP)
- Everything All the Time
- Cease To Begin
Band of Horses music has been used in a variety of T.V. shows such as:
Musically, they have a sound that is comparable to My Morning Jacket and Fleet Foxes. This is due, in part, to the use of reverb in their songs and to the hirsute fondness of the lead singers.
Top 5 Band of Horses Songs:
- The Funeral (Everything All the Time)
- Marry Song (Cease to Begin)
- Is There a Ghost (Cease to Begin)
- No One’s Gonna Love You (Cease to Begin)
- Window Blues (Cease to Begin)
Their new album Infinite Sadness is due to release in May 2010.
Check out Band of Horses at www.bandofhorses.com
Great music awaits!