Thursday, January 22, 2004

here it is, long over-due, album[s] of the year:

1.The Unicorns- Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
this album kicked the shit out of me, with oddly up-beat songs about death and ghosts, boasting lyrics like "i lift weights but i don't sweat/ i jump in the pool, but i don't get wet". mixing drum machines with real drums, and a synthesized melodies with raw guitars... only Canadians.

2.Beck-Sea Change
just an awesome album, great song writing and not as flamboyant and un-accessible as his last album, and much better then any previous other work.

3.Death Cab For Cutie- Transatlanticism
The best album from my favorite band, blends generic and moods, with kick-ass lyrics and composition to boot. boasts the simple, but great percussion.

4.Radiohead-Hail to the Thief
More melodic and way more dense then the previous two 'linked' albums, Kid A and Amnesiac. The lyrics are 'back', and in full force, very un-appreciated for its emotion, of which it has shit-loads. a work that can easily rival the brilliance of their best work,'The Bends'.

5.The Postal Service-Give Up
A side project of Ben Gibbard, from Death Cab For Cutie, the song writing is a lot similar, but he worked via mail with Dntel, who supplied the electronically generated melodies, more emotional then one would expect in this kind of album.


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