Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mediocre July in Music Thus Far

I've written about the phenomenal first half of 2010 in music. The first month of the second half has not been so impressive to date. Here's what I've listened to the past week or two, not overly impressed.

1. Casiokids: Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar. This is probable the best of the lot, catchy Swedish pop that makes for a nice listen. It's a little unfair to include it in this post but, well, I don't have to be fair.
    Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Casiokids: Topp Stemning På Lokal Bar 7.6/10.0
    2. Robyn: Body Talk Pt. 1. Pretty good pop. If you like Brittany, Madonna, and the Jonas Brothers then this is a must have, and a notch above them. It's just not my cup of tea, a little too poppy. But I really like the song "dont xxxxxxx tell me what to do."

    Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Robyn: Body Talk Pt. 1 8.5/10.0 (Best New Music designation)

    Body Talk Pt 1 reviews at 76/100 (generally favorable reviews)

    3. Autechre: Move of Ten. Electronica, more up my alley, but just not good enough to give a high recommendation.

    Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Autechre: Move of Ten 7.6/10.0

    4. Album Note - Suckers: Wild Smile. Miles of Trane says no.

    Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Suckers: Wild Smile 7.7/10.0

    5. Steel Train: Steel Train. Miles of Trane says no.
    Steel Train reviews at 79/100 (generally favorable reviews)