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Entries from Feb 2010

2010 week 7

25 Feb 2010 · No Comments

Artist of the week: Robert Pollard
Hullo, is it Monday yet?
I’ve been wrestling with contradictory opinions: on the one hand I have the impression that Robert Pollard is on a bit of roll since 2008 with a series of strong solo albums as well as with the Boston Spaceships. I enjoyed the first time I listened [...]

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2010 week 6

15 Feb 2010 · No Comments

artist of the week: The Magnetic Fields
Usually I’d expect that after seeing an artist two nights running I wouldn’t want to spend the next few days listening to the artist’s catalogue, but when the artist is The Magnetic Fields the usual rules do not apply. The wide-ranging setlists inspired me to revisit records I didn’t [...]

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2010 week 5

07 Feb 2010 · No Comments

artist of the week: Stripmall Architecture
artist of the week: The Indelicates
artist of the week: Pest 5000
Stripmall Architecture and back
A friend on Twitter mentioned the new Stripmall Architecture single Radium Girls. I liked the title — reminded me of OMD’s “Tesla Girls” — so I listened. Liked what I heard, bought it, and more. Stripmall Architecture [...]

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2010 week 4

01 Feb 2010 · 1 Comment

artist of the week: Holden
artist of the week: These are Powers
artist of the week: Johnny Foreigner
artist of the week: Gay for Johnny Depp
Case in point why I don’t even try to come up with year’s best lists anymore — last week I discovered 4 artists with albums last year that could have been contenders.
Holden: [...]

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Jan 2010

01 Feb 2010 · No Comments

Every new album I listened to in January. Also 2009 records I heard for the first time this year.
Jan
Bettie Serveert – Pharmacy of Love
Hussalonia – Know Your Eastern European Anthems
Freedy Johnston – Rain on the City
Los Campesinos! – Romance is Boring
Adam Marsland – Hello Cleveland
OK Go – Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
Spoon -Transference
Laura [...]

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