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Because I fell behind!!

"French Navy"- Camera Obscura

strikes me as classic Camera Obscura. I was really shocked this came off their latest album. O_______________________O so happy! worth a listen.


"Never Had Nobody Like You"- M. Ward

good summer song. featuring Zooey on back-up. aw. very laidback.

"Dying In Africa"- Sally Shapiro

hyped-up ambient cover of an Italian disco (is that why they call it? Italopop?) song. I've heard the original is way better but I can't help but love this because I loved it first. LISTEN TO IT WITH THE LIGHTS OFF.



I wrote about this record a long time ago (when the blog was first new! HA) and how much I enjoyed it. then I played it to death. but there are still some upstanding tracks to be had. except Franz Ferdinand will never be as good as they could be. :(

"Gimme Sympathy"- Metric

Pretty awesome that Metric, at long last, finally released a GOOD album. I mean their debut was good, but the other two. so weak. nonetheless, Fantasies, to me, scored instant classic status. Top songwriter and all-around great, kind-of-dark pop record. Also, Metric was just announced for Lilith Fair, as well as Chairlift, Tegan & Sara (UGH) and Zee Avi. I'm kind of liking the idea of going to this, but I rather see what Lolla is going to look like. Besides Phoenix, who simply are


Phoenix. so it could go either way. but what a good line-up, seriously. thus far. BUT WHERE IS MEIKO????


in the time after finals, I'll do my decade album wrap-up (which isn't going to be like, oh look at this Animal Collective album I loved and will probably include a Gwen Stefani one WHY NOT IT'S MY LIST- it will be cruel in its honesty) and I encourage fellow contributors to do the same. and also to update the Twitter, which has the password of "applebottom." go for it.

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