March 25th, 2010

The National “Bloodbuzz Ohio”

There are lots of great bands with new records coming out this year, in fact it’s getting harder every day to name one that isn’t and it’s only March.  Another addition to the list is The National who recently announced the release of their new album, High Violet, which will be out in May.  That’s the same month as new releases by The Black Keys, New Pornographers, Band of Horses, and Broken Social Scene.  Hell, there’s even a Stone Temple Pilots album coming out!  With all due respect to the bands I just mentioned, all of whom I am a fan of, I am definitely most psyched about The National.  Their last album, 2007’s Boxer, which made my Top 50 albums of the decade, is one of the most gorgeous albums I’ve ever heard.  If you don’t own it you need to get it immediately.  No, I’m serious, stop whatever you are doing right this second and go buy it, you’ll thank me later.
“Bloodbuzz Ohio” is the first song released off the new album, and was posted on the band’s website just yesterday.  Check it out below.
They are also currently on tour and will be playing Boston’s House of Blues on June 2nd and 3rd.

The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio

There are lots of great bands with new records coming out this year, in fact it’s getting harder every day to name one that isn’t and it’s only March.  Another addition to the list is The National who recently announced the release of their new album, High Violet, which will be out in May.  That’s the same month as new releases by The Black Keys, New Pornographers, Band of Horses, and Broken Social Scene.  Hell, there’s even a Stone Temple Pilots album coming out!  With all due respect to the bands I just mentioned, all of whom I am a fan of, I am definitely most psyched about The National.  Their last album, 2007’s Boxer, which made my Top 50 albums of the decade, is one of the most gorgeous albums I’ve ever heard.  If you don’t own it you need to get it immediately.  No, I’m serious, stop whatever you are doing right this second and go buy it, you’ll thank me later.

“Bloodbuzz Ohio” is the first song released off the new album, that’s the cover art above, and it was posted on the band’s website just yesterday.  Check it out below.

The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio

They are also currently on tour and will be playing Boston’s House of Blues on June 2nd and 3rd.

February 7th, 2010

My Top 50 Albums of the 2000’s

The Horrors - Primary Colours No. 50
The Horrors
Primary Colours
(XL) 2009

Nas - God's Son No. 49
Nas
God’s Son
(Columbia) 2002

Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther No. 48
Midlake
The Trials Of Van Occupanther
(Bella Union) 2006

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