Archive for August, 2010

0089 The Streets – Blinded by the Lights (Nero remix) @ 1:50

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

“…blinding my eyes”

The bass here could blind your ears on a proper sound system. No idea who Nero is, and the original of this track is already an amazing tune, but putting a blistering dubstep synth and drum pattern underneath it is pure genius. It’s a stomper, best part is the drop.

Blinded by the Lights (Nero Remix) 1:36 – 2:21

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From the Innerette (Via Sasha Frere Jones)

0088 Arcade Fire – Rococo @ 2:30

Monday, August 9th, 2010

“the modern kids”

I can’t stop listening to this album. I finally settled on this track to write a best parter on because it has great strings AND a big guitar solo.

Really, this album is a masterpiece.

I could take them or leave ’em before this.

Look at the album cover and then listen to the album. They’re the same.

I think back to the Danforth Music Hall show earlier this summer and realize it was a privilege to have heard these songs then. I didn’t think they’d be this good. They played Modern Man for their encore; that’s confidence.

This record puts them up there with Radiohead. It dwarfs what came before it, I haven’t listened to MIA, LCD or Lotus in ages… even Madlib!

Rococo 2:30 – 3:32

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From The Suburbs, released through Merge/ Mercury records, 2010.