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Obscure Sound: Best of Winter 2009/2010

In a bit of a twist, this compilation encompasses both December and January. The “Best Albums of 2009” featured last month was a lot of fun, as was the three-week break I took after it was published. I am always exh...
 
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Beach House – Teen Dream (2010)

Merely a few months after I started this site, I deemed an album by Beach House to be “the most atmospherically beautiful debut of the year.” Although slightly rough around the edges, their debut showed a band on the brink of s...

 
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Surfer Blood on the Astrocoast

Stereotypes involving the carefree indulgences of a Californian summer have been circulating since surf-rock originated in the ’60s. Its inception was largely brought on by the development and popularization of the spring...
 
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Brooklyn’s Favorite Library

Continuing with the stream of CMJ-bound artists, The Library are a bit different from what many expect at a festival of CMJ’s often frenetic vein. Often popular for artists that tout theatrical art-rock, synth-pounding da...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of September 2009

Thanks to all those that participated in last week’s survey. I am always looking for ways to improve the site and unbiased, constructive criticism is always welcome as a means to make this place better. Three opinions tha...
 
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Jesus H. Foxx Matter

Identifying the differences between concise indie-rock and avant-garde developments are more complex than analyzing track’s duration and selection of instrumentation. There are supremely talented musicians in each spectru...

 
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Le Loup’s Family Time

Any music fan can recognize the importance of collaboration in a finished product, regardless of whether they have the liner notes in front of them or not. Even in circumstances where one lead songwriter is in consummate contro...
 
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Hunting Season for Chris Velan

With summer in full gear, some artists have to take a temporary backseat to the seasonal bias that is subtly prevalent in most people. For me, choosing an artist to listen to in my free time is not dependent on the weather, but...

 
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Alligators, Piggies, and Cups

From crocodiles to woodpigeons, I have featured a surprising number of bands that resort to their animalistic side for their namesake. Many of us have, at one point, come across the Discovery Channel to learn something that sho...
 
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The Soft Construction of Delay Trees

Even though it sounds painstakingly obvious, a great album must have something that appeals to the listener it so desires to captivate. Whether it has to do with the listener’s stylistic preference or simply some great songwrit...