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Top 5 (+5): Favorite Albums of 2010 (1Q) by Barbecue Bros

So now that we are a quarter of the way through the year, here is my very early favorite albums list.

1. The Morning Benders – Big Echo (Rough Trade)
2. Vampire Weekend – Contra (XL)
3. Beach House – Teen Dream (Sub Pop)
4. Spoon – Transference (Merge)
5. Toro y Moi – Causers of This (Carpark)

6. Surfer Blood – Astrocoast (Kanine)
7. The Soft Pack – The Soft Pack (Kemado)
8. Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra – Kollaps Tradixionales (Kranky)
9. The Ravenna Colt – Slight Spell (Removador)
10. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor (XL)

Also receiving votes: MGMT – Congratulations (Sony)

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Linkdown: 12/7/09 by Barbecue Bros
December 7, 2009, 3:05 pm
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– Jonsi of Sigur Ros solo album details

– Pitchfork’s Year in News

– Greg Mottola (director of Superbad, Adventureland) reviews Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Interview with Up in the Air director Jason Reitman

– NY Mag’s decade of pop culture moments

– Gorilla vs. Bear’s songs of 2009

–  Anne Thompson’s 18 Sundance 2010 titles to watch

– Another great AV Club Inventory list: 21 great albums with questionable cover art (2000-2009)



Linkdown: 10/20/09 Happy Fifa 10 Day by Barbecue Bros
October 20, 2009, 11:37 am
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– Latino Review investigates into whether there is racism in movie posters; fairly interesting, but I’m not sure if there is anything to it (via Cinematical)

MGMT name their upcoming album Congratulations; it is due next summer

– Pitchfork has a new Cemetary Gates video featuring Raleigh, NC’s Bowerbirds

– The latest Julian Casablancas song, “River of Brakelights”

– The Live Feed: Did Fox blunder moving “Fringe” to overstuffed Thursday?

– AV Club’s latest Better Late Than Never features the awesome Hoop Dreams

– Awesome: Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch?: 21+ guest stars who stretched the meaning of “as himself”