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Weekly Albums #2

Okay it may have been a little bit ambitious to really digest ten albums a week, so I think the rnumber of albums each will will depend on how busy my week ends up being. This list in order rof preference, rec ranything similar or albums worth the listen for next week.
1 Bear Vs. Shark
Right Now You're In The Best Of Hands


A release that just gets better and better with every track. One of the only albums I heard this week that I know I'm going to be listening to again in the weeks to come.
2Tom Waits
Rain Dogs


I've been on a huge Tom Waits kick lately, and even though this album wasn't new to me this week, I kind of rediscovered it (and managed to convert two people to Tom Waits). Awesome album, has inspired me to go out and buy three more Tom Waits records to listen to in the coming weeks. Only reason it's second is cause I had heard it before, but it still is amazing.
3Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues


This album took me four or five listens before I was able to really appreciate it. I think my expectations were quite high, having heard so much about it, but the praise is definitely deserved. What I love is that this album SOUNDS like an album, not just a collection of songs. And also it makes me feel like my body is being lifted into the heavens by a chorus of (hipster) angels.
4Indian Summer
Science 1994


Heavier than I was expecting it to be, but not at all in a negative way. Vocals are great, although some of the softer, whispered areas seemed out of place.
5mewithoutYou
Catch For Us The Foxes


Being a massive La Dispute fan, I was excited to the point of giddiness to discover another band that apparently had similar vocal work (namely in the more spoken word vocals). And not to say that I didn't like the album, I really enjoyed it, but I was kind of disappointed. Musically, this wasn't as heavy or powerful as I had hoped. And as far as vocals, I think maybe I just need more time to get accustomed to Aaron Weiss's style before I judge it too fast. This album is going to get more listens for sure.
6Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)
What It Takes To Move Forward


What It Takes To Move Forward was good - not great. I had a lot of that this week actually, just good but not great. It combined post-rock and emo well enough, but didn't really present anything all that new.
7Tigers Jaw
Spirit Desire


This thing is like 13 minutes long, so I think I probably listened to it 6-7 times at least. The title track I absolutely loved, I couldn't get it out of my head, and the three remaining songs were all good as well. It was little more pop-punky than I was expecting, but a good release. Definitely inspired me to listen to some more Tigers Jaw.
8Trophy Scars
Never Born, Never Dead


Another relatively popular release from last year that I never got around to hearing. I'm not quite sure yet what I really think about it and I need to sit down and really listen to the story being told before I make a final judgment. So far, it' my first exposure to Trophy Scars, and the atmosphere this release sets is great. And I'm a fan of the vocalist's half growls for sure.
9Joy Division
Closer


I am so on the fence about this album. I want to love it, and there are tracks that I really like, but for some reason I'm just not feeling it... I'm going to continue trying though, I think it might be worth it.
10As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest


It's a bit more generic post-hardcore than I'm accustomed to, but it's not bad. Quite honestly it's not something I see myself going back to all that much. This album seemed to reaffirm the reasons why I tend to stay away from generic, form-fitting post-hardcore. Meh.
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