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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December 31st, 2009

My Top 10 Albums of 2009

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart No. 10
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
(Slumberland)

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Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II No. 09
Raekwon
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II
(Ice H2O/EMI)

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The xx - XX No. 08
The xx
xx
(Young Turks)

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December 24th, 2009

My Top 20 Tracks of 2009

Animal Collective - Brother Sport No. 20
Animal Collective
“Brother Sport”
(Domino)

Washed Out - Feel It All Around No. 19
Washed Out
“Feel It All Around”
(Mexican Summer)

PBJ_NTWA_PS.jpg No. 18
Peter Bjorn and John
“Nothing To Worry About”
(Almost Gold/Wichita)

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April 27th, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Dragon Queen”

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My song of the day for today is Dragon Queen from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, track 8 on their new, totally ‘dance-tastic’ album It’s Blitz that came out a few weeks ago.  Other select cuts include the single “Zero” and “Heads Will Roll.”  Read my full album review here.

Despite an abundance of cool songs on this one, “Dragon Queen” is definitely my fav.  It’s a bit quirky, and has a beat that I struggle to find a comparison for.  It’s kinda ’80s, Asian, and hip hop all in one.  Regardless it’s awesome and you can dowload it below.

Be sure to go out and buy the new album It’s Blitz.  You can downoad it from iTunes or Amazon now.  They are red hot right now after stirring performances at Coachella and on SNL and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.