Thursday, December 21, 2006

Albums I'm looking forward to

2007 version:

Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City. new full-length for this busy band. lots of bonus material since we all first partyed to Silent Alarm, so i expect this one to be viewed pretty critically in the world at large. first single is good but not great. definitely no "banquet." i'm hopeful it'll surpass expections.

Earlimart - new one. (not sure what it's called) Love love love this little band out of Southern Cali. saw them a whole bunch in san fran. Three songs from the new album linked via Pitchfork. all reeking of greatness. "Everybody Knows Everybody," "Don't Think About Me," "Nevermind the Phonecalls." this one's gonna be the breakthrough.

Broken Social Scene - Live in Ft. Lauderdale. (I wish!!)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Some Loud Thunder. sounds fucking awesome! totally weird, totally cooky. produced by Dave Fridmann of Flaming Lips and Mogwai fame, you knew it had to kill. so far, with three tracks leaked (the best on myspace), it sounds as weird as you'd expect. i recently called Arcade Fire "music from mars," this is music from Jupiter. can't wait for the full release.

Air - Pocket Symphony. Always a time of celebration when a new Air record comes out. Will they continue to be beyond-words-awesome? I'm sure they will.

The Postal Service - ? (it could happen. there's been murmurings.)

The Clientele - God Save the Clientele such a weird, moody band. seems like they're going to be in a good mood for this one. can't wait to hear the results.


Shawn said...

postal service?!?!?!?!?! yes please!

you know why?


great list Elad!!!!

Christopher Barzak said...

I've heard the entire Clap Your Hands album. It was good. It didn't feel inspired. But it was solid and good.

I pray for another Postal Service album. Death Cab albums. Anything from those dudes.

Elad said...

thanks, Shawn! I plan to do a 2006 musical retrospective. keep your eyes (and ears!) open for that.

hey chris!! how you doing, man? long time no type. we gotta fix that.

i haven't seen a leak of Some Loud Thunder on the web yet, you must have had some topsecret source. care to share?? nawww..i can wait. i have to admit the tracks i've heard so far didn't fully impress me as i'd hoped, but the beauty of Dave Fridmann's work is it is so multilayered, it reveals its beauty in time. and it has the kind of longevity too rare in music these days. i still put on The Soft Bulletin and rock out as if I never heard it before. etc, etc. can't wait to hear this one CYHSY.