Friday, May 22, 2015

Some Music I Liked This Week

Photo by Ted Bois


Destroyer


For me, when The New Pornographers release a new record, it's like comfort food: I know I'll really enjoy it, but it's nothing new. But when it comes to the other projects of the group's members, I tend to get really stuck on them. Neko Case's The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (2013) and Destroyer's Kaputt (2011) are two of my favorite albums of the past four years.

Needless to say, I wasn't surprised that I took so quickly to "Dream Lover", the lead single from Destroyer's forthcoming record, Poison Season (August 28).



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Adult Mom


"Survival" is the lead single from Momentary Lapse of Happily, the debut album of Adult Mom. And unlike a few of the adult moms on my Facebook feed who I hardly know, I haven't hid their posts.

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The Vaccines


On a rare night when I was browsing the TV listings beyond the sports channels, I discovered that I get a music channel called Palladia. I don't remember what they were airing at the time, because I noticed that later on in the night they were going to air the most recent episode of Later... with Jools Holland, a British music show that I've only seen clips from. The lead bands from this particular episode were Blur and The Vaccines (with a surprise appearance by Minnesota's Davina and the Vagabonds).

The Vaccines played "Handsome" (and two others) from their latest album English Graffiti, which is streaming now on NPR.

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Talk Talk


Every once in a while, when I can't decide what to listen to at work, I'll dig into different music journalists' lists to try to find something new. Earlier this week, I explored Pitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the 1990s. While there were many familiar names and albums, there was plenty of unfamiliar territory. That's how I ran across Talk Talk, an English band that released five albums from '81-'91.

Laughing Stock was their final album, and based on two minutes of internet research, their most critically acclaimed. I wonder why they called it quits (I'm sure I could find out with more internet research)?

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