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Monday, July 17, 2006

The Knife - Heartbeats



Released: 2003
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The original version of José González’s ubiquitous Heartbeats, presented this time as a twisted electro piece.

I prefer this version.

7/10

Friday, July 14, 2006

Bez - Bitcheshos

Released: 2004
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A modern classic.
A brilliant take on a subject man has grappled with since beyond memory.
This haiku like track builds texture upon texture, layer upon layer, taking the listener to familiar yet dizzyingly strange vistas and tableaus culminating in what can only be described as an aural money shot.

9/10

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Muse - Starlight

Released: 2006
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Yea, Muse have gone way over the top, but coincidentally have finally released an album that I actually enjoy.

This track sounds a bit like Tears For Fears. It's awesome.

9/10

The Pipettes - Pull Shapes



Released: 2006
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Allegedly this band started as a group of girlfriends of some shitty UK indie bands, who no one ever heard of or cared about. The girls got bored with the guys spending every weekend alone because their boyfriends were playing the Pudsey Arms or some shit.

Allegedly the dialogue went something like this:
Girls: Oh you think you're so great, we can form a band too
Boys: Whatever, get us a beer
Girls: You just wait, we're going to get a group together and it's going to be way more betterer than your shitty groups
Boys: I'm hearing talking but I don't have a FUCKEN BEER.

6 months later The Pipettes were unleashed on the unsuspecting public. Allegedly.

Well, I'm not sure who has won in the argument, and the girls can't really sing, and they certainly can't dance. But they can write a reasonable hook.

7/10

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Explosions In The Sky - The Rescue



8 free tracks from the fucking excellent Explosions In The Sky.

Get in!

8/10