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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May 5th, 2009

The Dead Weather “Hang You From the Heavens”

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The Dead Weather is Jack White’s other other band, besides The White Stripes and The Raconteurs.  This is their first single.  Album due out in June.

April 22nd, 2009

The Very Best of the White Stripes

Shortly after the release of 2007’s Icky Thump, I was looking at The White Stripes catalog in iTunes and realized that it was primed for a homemade “greatest hits” mixtape. Getting the perfect track order on these sort of mixes can be tricky (if you care about that kind of thing, which clearly I do). But in this case the simplest approach worked best. The tracklist is in chronological order by album, starting with 2000’s De Stijl, and then the tracks are ordered within each album by their track number. This is similar to how EMI compiled the U.S. version of the 2002 Best of Bowie collection. The end result, The Very Best of The White Stripes, one badass album that encompasses the best of the group’s work and presents it in a way that gives a good look at the evolution of their sound and songwriting.  Enjoy.

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