Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Quickfire Perfect Sounds Listening Booth: Summer 2010

A few of the records that have been "processed" over the summer. By and large without comments this time around, and mostly for my own need to keep the score, so to speak, but thought I'd post them here anyway.

  • Big Boi: Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (Def Jam) - Big, boisterous, confident, but also funny, charming, quirky and just that little taste of "avant" weirdness that the old OutKast records have always had. 8

  • Les Savy Fav: Root For Ruin (Frenchkiss) - They have that rare knack for creating catchy, hard hitting, slightly abrasive and joyously noisy avant-punk, while remaining emotionally engaged, and convincingly so, in their increasingly well written tunes. 7

  • Dual Identity (Rudresh Mahanthappa & Steve Lehman): Dual Identity (Clean Feed) 8
  • Arcade Fire: The Suburbs (Merge) 8
  • Pierre de Gaillande: Bad Reputation: Pierre de Gaillande Sings Georges Brassens (Barbes Records) 7
  • Pernice Brothers: Goodbye Killer (Ashmont Records) 7
  • Daniel Carter: The Perfect Blue (Not Two) 7
  • The-Dream: Love King (Def Jam) 7
  • The Eastern Seaboard: The Sound Power (Black Saint) 7
  • Tokyo Police Club: Champ (Mom & Pop) 7
  • David Karsten Daniels & Fight the Big Bull: I Mean To Live Here Still (Fat Cat) 6
* The grades are tentative and may be subject to change, and unless backed by a review of sorts, should only be considered as a means for me to map out the releases.

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