March 2011

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28. Feb. 2011, 16:38

The idea is for a journal for every month listing new albums I listen to and what I think so that when I review the year's music in December, I will have a handy reminder. I will add to this as the month goes on. Suggestions welcome.



Play the radio: My Gang Featured Albums 11

January | February

2011 Year-end list contenders


w/c Mon 28 February:

Ron Sexsmith - Long Player Late Bloomer
The Canadian singer-songwriter teams with producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue) for his 11th LP.
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The Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing
The Canadian indie rock band's album is a riff on small towns, winter and breakups. (Spinner)
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Revolver - Parallel Lives
The pop trio follows up its French Grammy-nominated album with a new EP. (Spinner)
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DeVotchKa - 100 lovers
The quartet broadens its multi-ethnic influences on its beautiful fifth album. (Spinner) Beautiful indeed.
Sputnik Music review
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Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip
The Texas trio has drawn comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and other shoegaze icons with its debut LP. (Spinner)
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Chamberlin - Bitter Blood
Written in a cabin, the Vermont-based quintet had their debut produced by Grace Potter guitarist Scott Tournet. (Spinner)
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Various Artists - SMM: Context
Ghostly International releases its first compilation of the best minimalist works from around the globe.
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R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now
http://www.npr.org/2011/03/01/133998085/first-listen-r-e-m-collapse-into-now
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Beady Eye - Different Gear, Still Speeding
Oasis without Noel.
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Vessels - Helioscope
http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4142066-vessels-helioscope-track-by-track
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Paris Suit Yourself - My Main Shitstain
The French-German group produces one of the most eclectic debut albums in recent years.
BBC review
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Middle Brother - Middle Brother
The supergroup of the frontmen from Dawes, Deer Tick and Delta Spirit releases its first album.
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Acrylics - Lives and Treasure
The Brooklyn indie-pop duo releases its first full-length.
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The Dodos - No Color
http://soundcloud.com/thedodos/sets/no-color/
http://hypem.com/#!/artist/The%20Dodos
Folk music with added drums and Neko Case! So much win.
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Telepathique - All Your Lovers
[iThe Brazilian band opts for live drums and analog synths on its new EP. (Spinner) 4-track EP. Great.
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Those Dancing Days - Daydreams and Nightmares
The Swedish all-female quintet's second album features even more refined sing-along indie-pop tracks. (Spinner)
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The Two Koreas - Science Island
The Toronto-based rock quintet describes the sound of its third full-length as "Glacial Garage." (Spinner) Enjoyed this a lot.
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Stateless - Matilda
Lead singer Chris James hits an impressive range of notes, from reverb-cloaked backing croons to soulful leads, atop an amalgamated mix of styles, sounds, and beats. With contributions from The Balanescu Quartet, DJ Shadow, and Shara Worden (of My Brightest Diamond), Matilda is stylistically inventive, with familiar worldly touchstones reworked into new contexts. (Alarm Press) Now on Ninja Tune.
BBC review
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w/c Mon 7 March:

Starfucker - Reptilians
Portland band a.k.a. STRFKR releases its 2nd full-length danceable album. (Spinner)
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Scale the Summit - The Collective
http://alarmpress.com/30767/features/best-albums-of-the-week/this-weeks-best-albums-march-1-2011/
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Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!
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The Megaphonic Thrift - Decay Decoy
The Norway band's debut has gotten comparisons to Dinosaur Jr. and My Bloody Valentine. (Spinner)
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Lawrence & Leigh - Odyssey Vol. III - Hills and Masts
The talented duo's first release is actually the final installment in a planned series of three EPs. (Spinner)
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Jonny Greenwood - Norwegian Wood OST
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w/c Mon 14 March:

Luke Rathborne - I Can Be One - EP / Dog Years - EP
The Brooklyn-based musician releases his debut split EP. (Spinner) Inspired by John Lennon and the Beatles. Quite a good listen, but nothing new.
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Parts & Labor - Constant Future
Brooklyn-based noise-pop trio releases its latest album. (Spinner) Enjoyed this.
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Neema - Watching You Think
The multi-talented artist's second album features production and cover art by Leonard Cohen. (Spinner)
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Rival Schools - Pedals
The Post-Hardcore pioneers return with their first album in a decade. (Spinner)
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Cornershop - Cornershop & The Double 'O' Groove Of
http://hypem.com/#!/artist/Cornershop
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The Unthanks - Last
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Oh Land - Oh Land
The Danish electro-pop phenomenon releases her first American LP. (Spinner)
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Bob Geldof - How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell
The acclaimed singer/activist releases returns with his first LP since 2001's 'Sex, Age & Death.' (Spinner)
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Antonionian - Antonionian
This funky, lo-fi album is the solo debut from Subtle's Jordan Dalrymple. (Spinner)
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The Poison Tree - The Poison Tree
The latest musical project of Steve Salett features guest spots by Doveman and Dawn Landes.
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Penguins Kill Polar Bears - Vessels & Veins
After garnering acclaim across the UK, the Scottish post-rock band releases its debut EP in North America. (Spinner)
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Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
Without a major label to interfere, the dance-punk act's second album is even more eclectic and pounding than its debut. (Spinner) Mostly annoying, partly good.
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Adebisi Shank - This is the second album of a band called Adebisi Shank
After releasing this album in their native Ireland, the acclaimed group's second full-length makes its stateside debut. (Spinner)
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Arms and Sleepers - Nostalgia For The Absolute
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w/c Mon 21 March:

Richard Ashcroft - The United Nations Of Sound
A disaster. Pitchfork review
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MJ Cole - Satellite EP
Breakbeat, dance.
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The Wilderness of Manitoba - Summer Fires - EP
The Toronto-based folksters excite with 12-string guitars and ethereal vocals. (Spinner)
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Keren Ann - 101
The European singer pulls in elements of orchestra, French pop and femme fatale on her newest album. (Spinner)
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Arbouretum - The Gathering
The Baltimore rockers' fourth album is an epic trip through experience and Gnostic mythology. (Spinner)
Dusted Magazine - review
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Maggie Björklund - Coming Home
The Danish pedal steel player's album features colab stalwarts Calexico and Mark Lanegan. (Spinner) Absolutely gorgeous.
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King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine
Superb. 5/5 and album of the week from the Sunday Times.
http://3voor12.vpro.nl/speler/luisterpaal/44580376#luisterpaal.44580376
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The Strokes - Angles
The New York saviors are back with their most anticipated album to date. (Spinner). Not bad. Not bad at all. Less indie, more dark shoegaze. Enjoyable.
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http://alarmpress.com/28886/features/best-albums-of-the-week/this-weeks-best-albums-february-8-2011/

http://beta.mflow.com/#!/discover/newreleases






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