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My favorite holiday is fast approaching! Record Store Day is this Saturday April 16th. This is the one day out of the year we come together to celebrate our dying local record store. Your local participating record store may have live in store acts throughout the day. Be sure to go out and check to see who is playing. What makes Record Store Day special, besides the live acts, are the special releases. Bands come together and release a live concert or some rare b – sides. The complete list of releases can be found here. But I’ve gone through the list and picked the best new releases.
Caribou, Danger Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, Deftones, Flaming Lips, Franz Ferdinand, Jack White, Jimmy Eat World, Manchester Orchestra, Mumford & Sons, Peter Bjorn and John, record Store Day, the naked and famous, The White Stripes
T. William’s Top 10 Albums of Twenty Ten
Last week Rune posted his top ten for our readers here On the Couch, so now it is now my turn to submit in my list. Notice that we aren’t numbering our lists, because we don’t see the difference between number 10 and number two. If it makes the list then we are pretty sure it is an album that should be listened to, if you haven’t yet.
Later this month I would think that we will each select our album’s of the year, because we want show some more love to the album that we listened to the most.
Below are ten albums that were released in 2010 that I paid money for and religiously listed to throughout the year.
All Day, Arts, Chiddy Bang, Deftones, Diamond Eyes, Erykah Badu, Eyelid Movies, Girl Talk, How I Got Over, John Legend, LCD Soundsystem, Menomena, Mines, Music, New Amerykah Part Two, Opposite of Adults, Phantogram, Ra Ra Riot, The Orchard, The Preview, The Roots, This is Happening, Wake Up!
Being a fan of a band should be like being a fan of a sports team. Many times in the world of musical fandom we turn on musicians as soon as the group kicks out one bad album. Sometimes we’ll stick around for two, but that doesn’t happen often. We should continue to be fans no matter what happens, even if a band changes their sound completely and you wonder why you even liked them at all, because at one time there was a connection and we should never forget that moment.
I am guilty of flip-flopping on most bands that catch my eye, but there has been one group that I have never given up on, even after two subpar albums. The collection of musicians known as the Deftones has been apart of my musical pallet since I was 16 years old. This week it was announced the release their sixth album Diamond Eyes will be May 18th, and again I find myself searching to find any way to get their tones in my ears.
One might ask why I still look forward to listening to something new from a band who’s last two albums did nothing to improve my musical collection. I would tell them that once a band has made one master piece, you will wait for eternity to see of they can do it again. This masterpiece I speak of is the White Pony album that was released in June of 2000. To this day it remains my favorite COMPLETE album of all time. From track one “Feiticeira” to track 12 “The Boy’s Republic” there isn’t a moment on the album that doesn’t capture my complete attention.
It is true that “Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)” or “My Own Summer (Shove it)” might be the two best songs ever released by the Deftones, but I don’t think that anyone would argue that Around the Fur is in the same class as White Pony.
Most of my feelings are fueled by nostalgia but isn’t that what makes all older music great? We love associating it with a time in our lives where we thought we had it easier.
Below is a reminder of some of the great songs that came off that legendary album.
“Change (In the House of Flies)”
Get well soon Chi
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