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155-ANDREW BIRD-Imitosis

This multi instrumentalist from Chicago, former collaborator of jazz inspired band Squirrel Nut Zippers, began a solo career that has seen his multiple talents slowly being embraced by the mainstream. His original lyrics and one man orchestra shows helped him to build up a strong reputation as unique songwriter. His best songs were so finely arranged that would appeal to both lovers of indie pop and a more mature audience. “Imitosis” was the highlight of his fourth solo album, 2007’s “Armchair Apocrypha”.

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2009 MUSIC A-Z: A for Animal Collective


ANIMAL COLLECTIVE-My Girls

After our contribution to the Awards Season is on track, we begin 2009 having a look at the crystal ball to see what can be expected in the music world through the next twelve months. The last year didn’t leave a good vibe in our ears, so we hope this one will make a better impression. The first month has already generated enough good releases, promising news and album tasters to believe so. We are tidying it all alphabetically, so we can condensate everything in a few posts.

The A of 2009 already belongs to Baltimore’s favourite experimentalists Animal Collective, whom have reached a fine balance between avant-garde antics and more mainstream appeal with their eighth studio album “Merriweather Post Pavillion”, and have started collecting the fruits by breaking into the Top 20 in charts around the globe, being unanimously hailed as the strong contender for album of the year. “My girls” with its underlying house beats is the album’s first classic (a mash-up with Frankie Knuckles classic “My love” can be found online, as well as many other promotional goodies, including a full stream of their recent gig in NYC, etc.)

But there are other A artists that may attempt to challenge the Animals’ supremacy Read the rest of this entry »

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