I’ve been loving Australian 8 piece Architecture in Helsinki’s second album ‘In case we Die’. Symphonic melodies, fragile voices, endearing triumphant songs, smatterings of indie electronica and orchestral rock opera – It’s all here. Oh and bassoons, xylophones, melodicas and sitars. It’s so sweet and joyful it threatens to be too sugar coated, but ultimately… Read more »

Posted on April 2nd, 2006

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Jeffrey Lewis hitchedhiked his way into Dublin town last night to play an excellent show in Crawdaddy. Jeffrey is known for his blunt voice, direct lyrics and for his humorous comics. I wasn’t too enamoured with Jeff before last night’s show, I heard ‘Chelsea Hotel Oral Sex Song’ and ‘The Last Time I did Acid… Read more »

Posted on March 1st, 2006

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OK here it goes. How to describe  Animal Collective? This is music which at first listen is strange, celestial and confusing. Repeat listens to their latest and seventh album “Feels” reveal psychedelic soundscapes and songs that recall early Mercury Rev with a unabashed, adolescent charm and slighty silly lyrics with endearing lines like “Sometimes I’m… Read more »

Posted on January 27th, 2006

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So we’ve reached the end of the year and I thought it was time to reflect on what a great year 2005 was for music. Some of these releases were from 2004, but I only heard them this year, So that counts as 2005 for me. I’m offering every track here so you can see what I’m talking about. Download them, make a compilation, share it. I have to say without the fantastic music blogs out there, There is a lot of music on this list I would never have heard (and subsequently bought the CDS of). Hats off to music lovers. And now, on with the list.

Posted on December 29th, 2005

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