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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!
|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|
|07||(–)||Two Door Cinema Club||Tourist History||Rough Trade|
|08||(–)||Portugal. The Man||American Ghetto||TsuruReview||Official|
|10||(–)||Goldfrapp||Head First||See below||Official|
|12||(–)||Plants And Animals||La La Land||TsuruReview||Official|
|13||(–)||Josh Rouse||El Turista||TsuruReview||Official|
|14||(–)||Archie Bronson Outfit||Coconut||Domino|
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!