Gossip - A Joyful Noise

[QUICKIE/REMIX] Gossip – A JOYFUL NOISE (w/ “Move In The Right Direction (CSS Remix)”)

one step closer every day at the time, i won’t lose my mind, lose my mind

Good. Polished. Groovy. Solid singles. But lacking the raw energy and ferocity of Music For Men. I haven’t been reaching for this one much.

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♫ Gossip – Move In The Right Direction (CSS Remix)

Scissor Sisters - Magic Hour

[QUICKIE] Scissor Sisters – MAGIC HOUR

if this is the end it’s the best place i’ve ever been, it feels so good to just get lost sometimes

Some great videos off this LP but the songs aren’t grabbing me like Night Work did. Like they are being too serious. Or holding back. Meh.

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Of Monsters & Men - My Head Is An Animal

[QUICKIE] Of Monsters and Men – MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL (w/ “Little Talks”)

because though the truth may vary, this ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

This remix of “King & Lionheart” got me into OMAM but jams like “Little Talks” have me coming back over & over. Big fun folk from the heart.

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Hot Chip - In Our Heads

[QUICKIE] Hot Chip – IN OUR HEADS (w/ “These Chains”)

my love is kind to you, my love is blind for you, my love is right for you, i know it is, my boo

“These Chains” & “Let It Be Him” are top but nothing touches the heights of magic on their last 2 LPs. Great listening but feels a bit safe.

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Geographer - Myth

[QUICKIE] Geographer – MYTH (w/ “Lover’s Game”)

and when i close my eyes my mind starts to running,
but it’s you i want to see

Not all jams are this tops but general high grooveability. Let the sonic waves wash over you like an aural massage. I dance yet I am calmer.

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Oberhofer - Time Capsules II

[QUICKIE/COVER] Oberhofer – TIME CAPSULES II (w/ “I Could Go”) + “Runaway” (Kanye West cover)

and I don’t have a clue what that look on your face is all about

It’s redundant ’cause you know I love Oberhofer but this album is sunshine and fast cars. Big, fun, and catchy as hell. Listen all summer.

♫ Oberhofer – Runaway (Kanye West cover)

Plus this Kanye cover is just further evidence of the talent at work here.

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Electric Guest - Mondo

[QUICKIE] Electric Guest – MONDO

MONDO hits home. But misses equally. Besides old faves, “The Bait” & “Waves” are best. Most others feel uninspired. See them live instead.

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Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe

[QUICKIE] Santigold – MASTER OF MY MAKE-BELIEVE

now it’s all you to man up you see no way to hang on what you say

Some tracks don’t deliver but the ones that do bang hard. Gems are “Go” “Keepers” & obvs “Disparate Youth.” I’m glad she’s back for summer.

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[QUICKIE] Tanlines – MIXED EMOTIONS (w/ “All of Me”)

pardon me for asking, pardon me for thinking, all of me is asking, all of me is thinking

♫ Tanlines – All of Me

Tanlines once had promise. They have now delivered big time with a solid, textured album & even better 2-piece (!) live show. Hello summer.

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Maccabees - Given To The Wild

[QUICKIE] The Maccabees – GIVEN TO THE WILD (w/ “Pelican”)

to have it all and still want more, one things for sure we’re all getting older

Wall Of Arms was best of 2009 but multiple spins of this leave me flat. “Pelican” is OK. “Unknown” & “Grew Up at Midnight” are semi-jams.

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[QUICKIE] The 2 Bears – BE STRONG (w/ album stream)

come on party with the bears tonight, we’ve got the funk of 40 thousand years for your delight

It’s no Hot Chip goofball party vibes or solo Goddard deep grooves but this sideX2 project is bouncy house fun. Im loving “Ghosts & Zombies”

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Youth Lagoon - The Year Of Hibernation

[QUICKIE] Youth Lagoon – YOUTH LAGOON (w/ “Cannons”)

♫ Youth Lagoon – Cannons

Because Mondays are perfect for delicate tender emotive music that I completely slept on until recently. Painfully beautiful and timeless.

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The Weeknd - Echoes Of Silence

[QUICKIE/REMIX] The Weeknd – ECHOES OF SILENCE (w/ “Montreal” & “Echoes of Silence” [The Lost Boys Remix])

happiness exists when you don’t know a thing, so i hope you don’t think this song is about you

♫ The Weeknd – Montreal

MJ lives & is even more fucked up than we thought. Maybe Weeknd’s best but LP 3 didn’t grab me like the first. I’m really curious for next.

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♫ The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence (The Lost Boys Remix)

I wasn’t going to post about the newest Weeknd album at all since the thing didn’t resonate with me much for whatever reason but then this Lost Boys remix made for a easy excuse to throw my two cents in the ring. But really, ignore my two cents. Focus on this remix. It adds just the right amount of spark to illuminate the dark hollows of the Weekend’s original.

Serenades - Come Home

[QUICKIE] Serenades – SERENADES EP & “Earthquakes”

Not drooling for it like I was but Serenades are delivering solid sweeping & dramatic indie pop jams with big appeal.”Miracles” is new best.

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