Friday, April 27, 2007

Soundz: More recommendations from the music maven...
While it's true that there's lots of rubbish on the radio nowadays ('twas ever thus though, right?)'s some proof that a few new luminaries are holding forth and producing music that deserves a place next to the greats of previous with aching passion, melodic beauty, yearning and genuine angst, blood, thunder and thuds:

Arcade Fire - No Cars Go

The Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)

David Bowie & The Arcade Fire - Wake Up

"Win Butler...and his large band of unarty art-rockers rock so hard and so beautiful they can propel anyone who listens past the end of the record. They thud rather than thunder. But what a loud and joyous thud it is."
Arcade Fire, "Neon Bible" Grade: A+
Robert Christgau, Consumer Guide
Buy "Neon Bible" by Arcade Fire now at

The Killers - Mr. Brightside

The Killers - When You Were Young

The Killers - Read My Mind

Buy "Sam's Town" by The Killers now on

The Decembrists - Oh Valencia

Buy "The Crane Wife" by The Decembrists now at

The Hold Steady - "Stuck Between Stations"

Buy "Boys and Girls in America" by The Hold Steady now at

The Shins - Phantom Limb

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