Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Top 5 Albums of 2010

There have been many great albums that I have listened to and have brought much joy to my eager ears. But these are the 5 that stood out above the rest in my humble opinion.
(In alphabetical order)

Delorean - Subiza 
Besides being one of the biggest surprises live on stage this year for me, their album just blew me away with the energy, synthesizers and a feeling that could only come from a beautiful day on the beach.
Recommended Track - Stay Close

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
With his infectious beats and smart, quick witted lyrics James Murphy gives us an album that we could just push play on and let it ride. My favorite live act this year.
Recommended Track - All I Want

Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring
Besides having some of the best cover art, this indie pop band from Wales puts together an album filled with xylophones, horns and da da da's that just keep you hooked from beginning to end.
Recommended Track - In Medias Res

Vampire Weekend - Contra
There's always one every year. That one album you just don't know about but continue to listen to. Eventually it grows on you and you can't get enough of it. That was Contra for me this year. From the kitschy tunes about rice drinks in winter months to the more heartfelt songs closing out the album. This album has a little bit for everyone, making it a staple in my collection.
Recommended Track - White Sky

The Walkmen - Lisbon
Songs from this album always made their way onto a mix. Their CD went into my car and hasn't come out since. It's simple, from the day it was released, I just could not get enough.
Recommended Track - Stranded

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Short Love Story In Stop Motion

I've seen this video about a million times the last couple years and every time I watch it I get the same feeling I did when I saw it the first time!

A SHORT LOVE STORY IN STOP MOTION from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

You're Not Perfect Sport

You're not perfect sport, and let me save you the suspense. This girl you met, she isn't perfect either. But the question is: Whether or not you're perfect for each other. That's the whole deal, that's what intimacy is all about.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Talking To Girls About Duran Duran quote

"Look at the two people dancing on either side of you. If you don't see a girl, you are dancing incorrectly."

-The keyboardist for LCD Soundsystem

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Under the Covers

In the spirit of the old mixtapes I used to make as a kid, waiting by the radio for hours for my favorite song to play and ready to press REC, this playlist or mixtape was inspired by some 80's, 90's and current songs covered by some newer bands and some recognizable old ones.  Here they are...

1. Private Eyes (Hall & Oats cover) - The Bird and the Bee
2. Young Hearts Run Free (Candi Staton cover) - The Swell Season
3. Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper cover) - Willie Nelson
4. Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover) - The Morning Benders
5. How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees cover) - The Bird and the Bee
6. Heartless (Kanye West cover) - The Fray
7. Kiss Is On My List (Hall & Oats cover) - The Bird and the Bee
8. Time To Pretend (BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge) (MGMT cover) - Jรณnsi
9. Mad World (Tears For Fears cover) - Gary Jules
10. Animal (Miike Snow cover) - Sky Ferreira
11. Such Great Heights (Postal Service cover) - Iron & Wine
12. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division cover) - Nouvelle Vague
13. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen cover) - Jeff Buckley
14. Kid A (Radiohead cover) - John Mayer
15. All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem cover) - Franz Ferdinand
16. Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush cover) - Placebo
17. Where The Streets Have No Name (U2 cover) - Muse feat. The Edge
18. Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac cover) - Vampire Weekend