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Give This Stuff A Shot (aug '08)

10 random, totally unrelated albums that everyone should give at least one solid listen.
1 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
Whipped Cream & Other Delights

Front to back, this album should be impossible for anyone to reject. Perfect for kicking back and relaxing on a
lazy day.
2 Oval

Sounds like outer space. Beeps and rings and alternating frequencies abound, freely morphing and flowing
and droning listeners into a trance. Amazing "ambient" music, great for hangovers and nights when Ny-Quil
isn't even putting you to sleep.
3 The Ponys
Celebration Castle

Straightforward pop/indie rock with both male and female vocals. Fun and easy to approach with its up-
beat style and quirky songs with defined identities. Comparable to Spoon's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga in terms of
whole-album listenability.
4Sir Richard Bishop
Polytheistic Fragments

Awesome instrumental guitar album. Awesome for writing your 10-page term paper. Awesome for getting
stoned with your friends in the living room. Awesome for long road trips. Awesome.
5Black Mountain
In the Future

Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd had a kid together... somehow. This is it.
6 Ha Ha Tonka
Buckle in the Bible Belt

Sound like nothing else. Think of a Southern-influenced Foo Fighters who instead of being raised on a diet of
rock were force-fed traditional music instead. Vocal harmonies abound, rapid-fire deliveries like a possessed
preacher, and hooks to drive them into your head like none other.
7The Budos Band
The Budos Band II

This is the soundtrack to your new action flick. Think Cake meets the theme from Shaft. Ya dig?
8 Beastie Boys
The Mix-Up

Elevator music gone right. Every bell and whistle thrown on this thing makes me smile.

Spin it over and over again. On your first listen, you'll be hearing "stupid chipmunk vocals," but after you get
past the 3rd listen you'll be begging to understand how it's done. Then you'll watch a youtube video or catch
them live and scratch your head while your jaw rests quietly on the floor.
From Mars to Sirius

Epic heaviness joined with inexplicable moments of beauty. Metal goodness, a must own for damn near
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