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Obscure Sound: Best of May 2009

Summery indie-pop, intricate art-rock, and a little bit of blues were the mainstays this month, featuring a bunch of new faces apart from Sunset Rubdown. Their new album, Dragonslayer, is fantastic and their track on this month...
 
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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 ...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of March 2009

I often find March to be one of the dullest months of the year. Apart from the allure of St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness, there is little to get excited about. The weather sucks, the workload for classes is nearing it...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of February 2009

After I watched the commencement of spring training and witnessed the mid-point of my “spring” semester, springtime weather appeared imminent. D.C. did not really reinforce that sentiment by giving us a few inches o...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of January 2009

This month’s compilation actually serves as a fusion of December and January. My primary focus in December was the Best Albums of 2008 feature, so there were not enough featured artists to suffice for an entire compilatio...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of November 2008

As I currently sit on this return bus to DC within a horde of traffic, I cannot help but turn my focus toward the end of the year. This Thanksgiving weekend proved to be quite a reliever for me after a rather grueling few month...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of October 2008

Like many college students in October, this past month – for me – has been the busiest of the year in terms of workload. As a result, I find myself being extremely grateful for how easy it was to discover such a gre...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of September 2008

As October rolls around and the leaves start turning from green to brown, it has become a realization for me that my transition into a more urbanized environment has its own perks and disadvantages. I have been in DC for about ...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of August 2008

As you can clearly see, August’s compilation appears to be a bit condensed when compared to the previous months. I said earlier that the transition to college has made the site’s content a bit more sporadic than usu...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of July 2008

Here are the picks from July, a month that saw just about everything from stylish electro-rock to avant-garde “prepared piano” pieces. I’ll be heading up to DC for college in two weeks, so I imagine that new o...