Last Week in Music | 05/03/08 – 05/11/08

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Things Ain’t Like They Used To Be by The Black Keys

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Don’t Forget The Sun by The Explorer’s Club

Well it’s Monday again, and I had planned on posting things this weekend but that didn’t happen, so I’ll try a whole lot more posts in today. But first, let’s talk about LWIM. Does anyone know if I can have two Last.fm clients running on two different computers? I feel like it’s only recording the music on my computer at work. Anyone know anything?

As for what I listened to, Death Cab for Cutie took the top banana with their new album, Narrow Stairs. I really like the album and I’m glad that it turned out much better than the last one. After that was Scar-Jo and her new album Anywhere I Lay My Head, which I’ve been listening to every now and then but I don’t think I’m going to love it in 6 months.

Then came The Notwist, Air, and The New Pornographers, all regular things. But then there was The Black Keys, who’s new album Attack & Release is actually pretty damn good. I had heard that Dangermouse had produced the album and became something of a third member, but it wasn’t until I saw the cover of the album that I had to hear it. While it’s pretty bluesy, it’s really a good album. I still need to listen to it more, but I think it’s gonna be one of the best of the year.

Broadcast and Elliot Smith were tied for 7th, and then came The Explorer’s Club, a Charleston, South Carolina band who’s new album, Freedom Wind, sounds EXACTLY like The Beach Boys. If you disagree with me you’re an idiot. Finishing off the album is the wonderful French Kicks, who’s album I listened to WAY more than two times last week.

Bobby

May 12, 2008