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Somewhere Between the Concrete and the Clouds is a Yellow Ostrich

posted on Sep.28, 2011

WTSR music reviews are back.  In this edition we are tackling two albums that have both come out in recent months.  There’s Yellow Ostrich’s debut album and Kevin Devine’s latest album. What do we think?  Well, read on to find out.

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Album Review: Tyler, the Creator – Goblin

posted on May.09, 2011

Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, the Creator
Goblin
Release Number: 2nd
Hailing From: Los Angeles

When I first listened to Goblin, I immediately reacted by starting to write a largely negative review, spurred on by my disappointment in the album. Normally, I allow myself a few listens until I come up with a justifiable opinion but I was convinced that I understood this album right away, and that it wasn’t what I was looking for.

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Album Review: Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

posted on May.02, 2011

Fleet Foxes
“Helplessness Blues”Fleet Foxes
Release Number: 2nd
Hailing From: Seattle, Washington
Genre: Indie Folk
Label: SubPop

Way back in 2008, the Fleet Foxes released their self-titled debut album. They were a band who, at the time, had only two EPs to their name. However, those EPs received some critical praise. Yet it was nothing compared to the attention that they would receive for their debut album. The debut album and the 2008 Sun Giant EP were declared the best album(s) of 2008 by Pitchfork. With such a history of success, their 2nd album, Helplessness Blues, could have gone one of two ways. The high expectations could have crushed the Fleet Foxes’ new effort or it could have been absolutely amazing.

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Top 30 Albums of the Week

posted on Apr.27, 2011

Here are the Top 30 Albums at WTSR for the Week Ending 4/17/2011!
(Listed by Artist then Album Title)

1 TV ON THE RADIO Nine Types Of Light
2 CRYSTAL STILTS In Love With Oblivion
3 YELLE Safari Disco Club
4 STROKES Angles
5 KILLS Blood Pressures
6 ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI Moment Bends
7 PANDA BEAR Tomboy
8 PETER BJORN AND JOHN Gimme Some
9 STREET CHANT Means
10 MOUNTAIN GOATS All Eternals Deck
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Album Review: Memphis – Here Comes a City

posted on Apr.26, 2011

Memphis

Memphis
Here Comes a City
Release Number: 3rd
Hailing From: Canada

Memphis are a two piece side project of Stars member Torquil Campbell and Chris Dumont. On their third album Here Comes a City, they bring some incredible indie pop that will please Stars fans and newcomers alike. It is a disc that is decidedly less experimental than their debut album, I Dreamed We Fell Apart, and is therefore more accessible to a wider audience. This is an experimental pop album on the fringes of post-rock, with a wistful and nostalgic feel to it. The album is filled with memorable instrumentation, both on the several instrumentals on the album and on full songs.

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