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Coachella 2012

In addition to enjoying fantastic date shakes, the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival also provides the Coachellaopportunity to see a myriad of great bands. This may include acts that may sell out or be difficult to see in your city (Radiohead). It also provides a chance to see some bands you won’t pony up for on their own bill but are curious about; or to obviously see and hear new or even known acts and form new opinions about their craft (Keep Shelly in Athens).

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Considering the Best of | 2011 Albums

In a few days, I’ll post the obligatory “best of”, my favorite Eleven Albums for 2011.

2011 was interesting because several of my favorite bands released new albums. However, in many cases, I considered their output as furthering the quality of their catalog, but not necessarily redefining themselves or topping their most cohesive, best works.

M83 | Hurry Up. We're Dreaming

For example, M83’s album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming featured a killer, infectious single, “Midnight City” (which Pitchfork named Best Track of the Year) and some other highlights, but not much cohesion, with so many tracks that seemed superfluous. In fact, I prefer 2008’s Saturdays = Youth, which was more shoegaze and less synth.

“Midnight City” | M83

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Bands Reveal Their Top 10 Albums Of The Past 15 Years | NME

Over at NME as part of their 15 year anniversary, they are asking musicians to name their top 10 albums of the last 15 years.

The responses range from the usual (Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’) to the ridiculous (Ian Brown’s ‘Unfinished Monkey Business), new (Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s recent self-titled debut) to relatively unknown (Clor, ‘Clor’, a short-lived Brixton, UK five piece who draw Devo comparisons).  New Musical Express

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