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Obscure Sound: Best of October 2010

It is getting to that point where serious consideration for the year-end feature must be done. This year’s top 20 or so is relatively easy for me to make; there are so many quality albums that could fit. It is the actual ...
 
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Lauren’s Fall Playlist

Though we're forever resistant to let go of the warm weather, the transition from summer to fall is never unpleasant. Sweaters and autumn-colored foliage greet us warmly, while our ears begin to beg us for grunge over the pop-f...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of September 2010

The best tracks featured in September are compiled into one for your listening pleasure. Artists this month include Pond, How to Dress Well, Teengirl Fantasy, Das Racist, Sunset, Solar Bears, World's End Girlfriend, and plenty ...
 
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Albums for Autumn, Pt. 1

The first of a bi-weekly series, Albums for Autumn showcases releases that find some relevance to the autumn months. Some claim that fall is the most emotionally turbulent month; we leave behind summer, anticipate winter, and v...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of August 2010

September has little value to me beyond the start of football. The weather manages to retain the worst aspects of summer (NYC is 95°F today) as our lifestyles adjust to more focused, goal-driven tasks. Nothing wrong with respon...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of July 2010

The best featured tracks from the past month are collected and compiled into one file. This month has been very stylistically diverse, along with several debuting artists, so some worthwhile additions are bound to be included o...

 
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Jay’s Summer Jam 2010

Summer is now officially in full swing. With the hottest season usually comes a venerable “hot” slew of music to go with the temperature. In the spirit of the season, here’s a list of songs I’m listening to that will inevitably...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of June 2010

Alongside familiar faces like Ariel Pink, Wavves, The-Dream, Tokyo Police Club, and Uffie, several new artists took the month of June by storm. The Secret History, Kamp!, and Viernes are just a few to note, and hopefully this c...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of May 2010

In addition to the abundance of different genres featured below, the past month offered plenty of diverse opinion. It has originated mainly from four of the site’s contributors, who featured 9 of the 12 acts below. Readin...
 
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Jay’s Favorite Tracks of 2010 (So Far)

Jay Mattson covers his favorite songs of the year so far. Although the year is not even halfway over, there has been enough great music to warrant a recap of sorts this early. MP3s include work by Liars, Plants and Animals, Gig...