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Weekly Batch: January 11 - 17

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Album Review: The Nocturnal Suite

The Nocturnal Suite is a satisfyingly diverse compilation of electro based music. With thick unraveling synth pop tracks like Mux Mool’s “Ballad of Gloria Featherbottom” followed by City Center’s “Summer School,” an ambient track full of sweet saw noises surrounded by dream-like vocals, the album balances opposite textures and flavors like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Best of 2009: Recap

All of our Best of Lists are here on one page for you to conveniently browse through. We've also included links to our Best of the Decade lists and Best Record Labels of the Decade. Read on...

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Fingertips Explores the Archives: Pela - Episodes

I have discovered a previously unrecognized affection in my musical tastes for the sort of voice that Pela singer Billy Swanson has. I will now describe it: okay, I can't describe it, not really, other than to say it's high, somewhat roughed-up, vaguely muffled and yet also incisive, with a keen edge. Beyond Swanson's immediate appeal, this strikes me as a cool song for a variety of reasons. To begin with, it utilizes the trick of having the accompanying music playing twice as fast as the melody line, which achieves the pleasing effect of it seeming like a fast slow song or a slow fast song.
Free Mix: A Decade of Flying Lotus

Over the holidays Flying Lotus offered his fans a treat by giving away the mix, A Decade of Flying Lotus, for free. The mix features tracks spanning his 10 year career.
Featured Video: The Drums - I Felt Stupid

The Drums released a new video last month for "I Felt Stupid" off their Summertime! EP. The video was directed by Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch.

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Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moo…
song:Something Somewhere Sometime
album:Dear Companion (Sub Pop Record…
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Shlohmo
song:7am
album:Shlomoshun Deluxe (FoF Music)
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Ernest Gonzales
song:Dancing In The Snow
album:Been Meaning To Tell You (FoF …
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Rogue Wave
song:Good Morning
album:Permalight (Brushfire Records)
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Basia Bulat
song:Go On
album:Heart of My Own (Rough Trade)
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Silent League, The
song:Yours Truly, 2095
album:..but you’ve always been the c…
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The Souljazz Orchestra
song:Mamaya
album:Rising Sun (Strut Records)
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Rocky Votolato
song:Red River
album:True Devotion (Barsuk Records)
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The Ruby Suns
song:Cranberry
album:Fight Softly (Sub Pop Records)
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Rafter
song:Paper
album:Animal Feelings (Asthmatic Kit…
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Dum Dum Girls
song:Jail La La
album:I Will Be (Sub Pop Records)
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Guilty Simpson
song:Before The Verdict (Madlib pro…
album:Before The Verdict (Stones Thr…
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