Obscure Sound: Best of April 2009



To be honest, I am shocked that I have had the time to update lately. Finals and papers have been bombarding me since Monday, and I have a few more papers due next week. Finals have certainly taken their toll on me, but I have become accustomed to listening to music while writing by now. As a result, neglecting the fine few artists featured this month was not  an option. Whether you want your girl-group pop (God Help the Girl), the latest trend in electro-pop (Neon Indian), or a familiar face (Jarvis Cocker), this month should satisfy most needs. These are all songs that I have had on repeat at some point. It is indicative of their shared infectiousness, which is commendable considering the diverse array of styles presented here.

01. God Help the Girl – God Help the Girl (post)
02. Delay Trees – About Brothers (post)
03. Jarvis Cocker – I Never Said I Was Deep (post)
04. Clues – Remember Severed Head (post)
05. Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (post)
06. Neon Indian – 6669 (I Don’t Know If You Know) (post)
07. Anna Järvinen – Boulevarden (post)
08. Crocodiles – Here Comes the Sky (post)
09. The Kingsbury Manx – Well, Whatever (post)
10. God Help the Girl – Perfection as a Hipster (post)


Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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  1. dude, just stumbled across your site. absolutely incredible. i’ll be checking here pretty regularly. thanks for having an awesome music site!

  2. There is so much good music out there I sometimes have trouble keeping up so thanks for posting these. I am still undecided on the new Jarvis but I picked another single up based on your review and I am ready to give the album a chance.

  3. do you have any idea when the bird of youth album will be released? surprised that BoY hasn’t been featured here yet, the 3 songs i’ve heard are incredible.

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