Friday, April 30

For The Record: April 2010

. Friday, April 30

April has been a fairly quiet month with sub-standard albums from Plan B, MGMT and Kate Nash dominating the release schedules. Luckily May is shaping up to be the busiest month of all time. Technically the new Crystal Castles album is not out until June but was rushed out digitally following a leak. Alice and Ethan have taken their shredded brutslity of yore and smoothed the edges, created a violent club soundtrack that pushes boundaries and demands attention. Having only ever heard the album played at ear lacerating volume I can only assume how monumental tracks like Celestica and Baptism are going to sound when played out live...

The best albums of April:

She & Him - Volume 2
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (II) (Album of the month)
Caribou - Swim
Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
Darwin Deez - Darwin Deez

Also reccomended: Starkey, Peggy Sue, Ikonika, The Fall, Futureheads and Jonsi.

I'm aware there are a few key releases I haven't properly covered in 2010, hopefully next week there will be a post plugging any such gaps.

April was however a bumper month for great tracks. To see everything (a la Patrick Stewart) that was written about over the last month the click HERE. There you will find stuff by Hot Chip, Beck, MIA, jj, HEALTH, Big Boi, Rolo Tomassi, Blur, Active Child, The Big Pink, Toro Y Moi and more...


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