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.
posted on May.09, 2011
Tyler, the Creator
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.
posted on May.02, 2011
Release Number: 2nd
Hailing From: Seattle, Washington
Genre: Indie Folk
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.
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
Click here to see the full list.
posted on Apr.26, 2011
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.