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VAMPIRE WEEKEND is my number TEN this year

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These New Yorkers are incredible.I am reminded of The Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon and tribal drums whenever I hear these talented fellows. I love their third album entitled MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY and I gotta say lyrically, organ jams and the guitar playing abilities are stellar here. This record got several FIVE STAR reviews from major rock critics. It’s definitely their best offering, in my opinion.

They really can get a crowd going with their dancing melodies. At their live shows (which I attended at Lollapalooza this past summer) everyone dances in place and sings along to tunes like “Cousins,” “Horchata,” and ‘Holiday.” I start really grooving every time I listen to this new album. They are more grown up sounding. It’s more deep and poetic than previous offerings. A little bit of rockabilly gets thrown into the mix as well. I love it! Baby baby bay……

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I have reached the halfway point on my top twenty record albums of the year 2013 (according to me). Just thought I would take a moment here and list numbers 20 through 11 before I continue later with the TOP TEN. My choices are based on originality (how fresh does it sound? to my ears?), longevity (how many times do I play it?, flow (consistency is key here) and basically I ask myself if it’s a fantastic album. Perhaps I can’t form a real emotional attachment to it or maybe it has 1 or 2 flaws that I just can’t overlook. Finally, is it an album I couldn’t possibly bring myself to part with? There’s my criteria. Anyway, here’s the halfway list:

20 ICEAGE—–YOU’RE NOTHING
19 CROCODILES—–CRIMES OF PASSION
18 TY SEGALL—–SLEEPER
17 THE FLAMING LIPS—–THE TERROR
16 THEE OH SEES—–FLOATING COFFIN
15 FUZZ—–FUZZ
14 BOMBINO—–NOMAD
13 MAZZY STAR—–SEASONS OF YOUR DAY
12 TEGAN & SARA—–HEARTTHROB
11 FOXYGEN—–WE ARE THE 21ST CENTURY AMBASSADORS OF PEACE & MAGIC

stay tuned for more later…….