Saturday, December 12, 2009


Part two...

40: Jenny Wilson
Like a Fading Rainbow

A pas de deux that she alone inhabits its space, replete with groovy synths and an uncanny vocal workout that is as subtle as it is urgent.

39: Bear in Heaven
Casual Goodbye

Lo and behold the Midwestern delights come caving in with the lo-fi atmospherics run through a grated sound that strums handsomely along.

38: Ola Podrida
Your Father’s Basement

Expands nicely like an adolescent soundtrack to things vaguely remembered but always close at hand.

37: Bachelorette
Her Rotating Head

Life courses through this electronic effort easily, not quite Bjork but sufficient enough.

36: The Sandwitches
Marry Me

A stunning yet totally feminine perspective on a marriage proposal, Marry Me gives insight to what such a process means and, more importantly, what it does not.

35: Solilloquists of Sound

Its multiple vocal female work interrupted ever so slightly by Swamburger is a sublime fit especially the overdubbed parts.

34: Ebony Bones
Smiles and Cyanide

A brittle hip/hop-pop mash up that shines despite its robotic casing.

33: Subburbia
David Duchovny

A grand mess replete with all the trappings of punk behind it. What the band achieves here is the stylistic trick of drag juxtaposed with bleeding guitars. The bass-line pops with a catchy chorus and the most gleeful cheese since the heyday of Sublime.

32: Noisettes
Never Forget You

While we pine for Amy Winehouse, here is the best refrain she’s never expressed on record.

31: The Love Language

Old school heartbreak, 1950s style and it works!