Peanut’s Playground: Weekly Charts and Head First by Goldfrapp

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A little while ago I deleted my rateyourmusic account because I felt there were too many places around the internet where I spent my time. But since the time I pushed ‘OK’ I’ve been having a little trouble keeping track of my favorite albums of the current year and thought about how to change that. I started making lists in Notepad, in Gmail etc, but somehow that just doesn’t work.

And then it came to me: why not keep track of my faves right here on TSURURADIO (and keep you updated during the process)!?

So here it is, my first Weekly Charts for 2010. And yes, I’m the first to admit that ‘weekly’ does sound very ambitious in my case. But still, I’m going to give it a shot anyway. I will be giving some extra love and attention to one entry each time I update my charts. I hope you enjoy my faves and discover some new artists to love along the way!

Now Last Artist Album Review Buy
01 (–) Gonjasufi A Sufi And A Killer Warp
02 (–) Cloud Nothings Turning On Bridgetown
03 (–) Beach House Teen Dream TsuruReview Sub Pop
04 (–) Angus & Julia Stone Down The Way TsuruReview Nettwerk
05 (–) Blood Red Shoes Fire Like This Amazon
06 (–) Yeasayer Odd Blood TsuruReview Official
07 (–) Two Door Cinema Club Tourist History Rough Trade
08 (–) Portugal. The Man American Ghetto TsuruReview Official
09 (–) Caribou Swim Official
10 (–) Goldfrapp Head First See below Official
11 (–) Vampire Weekend Contra TsuruReview Amazon
12 (–) Plants And Animals La La Land TsuruReview Official
13 (–) Josh Rouse El Turista TsuruReview Official
14 (–) Archie Bronson Outfit Coconut Domino
15 (–) Spoon Transference TsuruReview MusicToday

Today’s featured entry is the latest (fifth) album Head First by England’s trip-hop darlings Goldfrapp and unlike predecessor Seventh Tree from 2008 this album is a dance floor filler of the highest order.

Feeling and sounding like it was made sometime around 1986/87 Head First is filled with synthesizers and references to the 80’s. Starting with the buzzing sounds first heard on Europe’s The Final Countdown and the keyboard sounds found on Van Halen’s magnum opus 1984.

It’s my current number 10 for 2010, but is it any good? Nah, probably not. But I’m just a sucker for all things 80’s and feel-good songs with a melody and memorable chorus. So I absolutely adore it so far. Let’s see how long it will last!

03. Alive
04. Dreaming
05. Head First
06. Hunt
07. Shiny and Warm
08. I Wanna Life
09. Voictething



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1 comment for “Peanut’s Playground: Weekly Charts and Head First by Goldfrapp

  1. April 1, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    Believer is huge! :)

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