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musical taste

Currently Digging:
Sufjan Stevens
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Father John Misty

favorite bands

Indie, Rock, Folk, Pop,

All Time Low Future Hearts
Passion Pit Kindred
From the ashes of the emotionally combustive Gossamer rises it's tame predecessor. Kindred shares Gossamer's synth driven, hook-laden spirit, but the lyrics are less interesting and there really isn't any experimentation. It's the most straightforward pop album Passion Pit has released to date, and even though it has a handful of infectious tracks (Lifted Up/1985 is ridiculously fun), it is ultimately just a sugary sweet release held together by minimal substance.
The Wombats Glitterbug
This is basically the definition of soulless indie-pop. These dudes just sort of churn one song
out after another - every single one takes a slightly different approach on the same electronic
backbeat, with sparkling guitars and high pitched vocals in nearly every chorus. There's some
catchy moments to be found here and there I suppose, but it's still a relatively easy album to
take a pass on.
Mimicking Birds EONS
The Mountain Goats Beat the Champ
The slower moments here carry all of the album's weight. 'Heel Turn 2' and 'Hair Match' are must-rhear indie-folk songs this year. There's a lot of standard Mountain Goat stuff going on here with rthe occasional ascension into something spectacular. A worthwhile listen for any fan of this rband, even if it proves that they'll never get rolling on all cylinders and craft another rmasterpiece like The Sunset Tree.
The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth
Lord Huron Strange Trails
Album tells an interesting story, set to densely atmospheric folk. It gets better and better as it goes on, but as a whole it lacks variation - especially in the vocals. From Frozen Pines on is basically pure bliss, if you're looking to find the album's sweet spot.

Recent Tracks:

Anberlin Losing It All
Taylor Swift New Romantics
Beach House New Year
Taylor Swift New Romantics
Taylor Swift Begin Again
Taylor Swift The Last Time (feat. Gary Lightbody)
Taylor Swift Love Story (Pop Mix)
Taylor Swift We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Taylor Swift We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Beach House On the Sea
Most Played:

1) Taylor Swift 217 plays
2) Bleachers 134 plays
3) Fall Out Boy 124 plays
4) The Decemberists 123 plays
5) alt-J 120 plays
6) Weezer 99 plays
7) Low Roar 96 plays
8) Brand New 93 plays
9) The War on Drugs 71 plays
10) Owl John 70 plays
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  • beachdude I just got into Bleachers after you called Walk the Moon a "weaker Bleachers" and I'm glad I did! It's a great record. I think if you like the Bleachers album you'll dig the new Walk the Moon, although not on the same level.
    April 26 03:25 AM
  • tempest-- pls sowing any zella day-esque recs from 2015?? i need them to live
    April 24 03:59 PM
  • klap thanks dude, i just started a new job last week so it's been pretty hectic. good luck w the wedding
    April 22 12:42 AM
  • VicariousIntent With all due respect my friend, how in the world does Beat The Champ prove that TMG will never craft another Sunset Tree? (which is to say they haven't already)
    April 21 07:44 PM
  • klap yeah i forgot to set them up yesterday. will fix thanks for the heads up. and i may or may not be trolling craigslist trying to find tickets to go back tonight
    April 18 05:55 PM

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