[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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[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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[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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[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.

[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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[QUICKIE] The Black Keys – EL CAMINO

The Black Keys bring da rock but not much else. Lonely Boy is epic but others often feel good-but-forgettable. Feels like a lot of the same.

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