Monthly Archives: December 2011

Number 27: Father, Son, Holy Ghost- Girls

On my first listen to Father, Son, Holy Ghost, I went in with a good amount of anticipation. It was my first ever sit down and jam out to an album with my bro and Girls had impressed me with … Continue reading

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Number 28: Yuck- Yuck

Rough guitar work done well is hard to find sometimes. But Yuck attacks with just the right ferocity and then contrasts with little bursts of fragile riffs to make it seem like something special. To put this plainly, this is … Continue reading

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Number 29: Dye It Blonde- Smith Westerns

When that guitar starts off the Dye it Blond, biting and snapping out of the speakers, you know life is about to change. “Weekend” is just an amazingly, awesome, awe- inspiring and humbling experience to listen to. Hearing that song … Continue reading

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Number 30: Go Tell Fire To The Mountain- Wu Lyf

The first thing that struck me when I heard Go Tell Fire To The Mountain was the voice screeching on track 2, “Cave Song.” There is nothing like a good scream when it comes to music in my opinion, and … Continue reading

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Number 31: Lenses Alien- Cymbals Eat Guitars

One of the main reasons that I ever checked out this band was that on a friend’s recommendation, they were supposed to sound like an honest Modest Mouse, HONEST MOUSE as he so lovingly put it. But I love Modes … Continue reading

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Number 32: Mylo Xyloto- Coldplay

If there is one band out there that has grown and changed over their lives as musicians, it is Coldplay. They have come from their first days of Parachutes and “Yellow,” when they were solely a piano rock band, to … Continue reading

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Number 33: I’m Gay- Lil B

I was disappointed that I had yet to see I’m Gay on any lists of the year. But I wasn’t surprised. Lil B is one of the most controversial rappers in the game right now and he really shouldn’t be. … Continue reading

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