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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

5 for X-Mans

dear Friends, countrymen, strangers, internet fiends, and lovers,

It's been quite a while since I've doled out full albums.  As you may(or may not) know, in the past when I have posted full albums, I have done so because I found them to be essential.  Well, simply put, this has not changed.  I find these five to be no exception, and fully endorse all of them.  For this bout, I'm going with relative unknowns that have struck a major chord with me(harrr:  pun!).  Additionally, I've tried to bring you albums as diverse as I plausibly can while still making sure they're albums that I truly love(and not fake internet love for cred).  From the bright, bubbly sounds of Luciano's soft, boyish techno to the screeching guitars or whatever the fuck that is within the Electric Bunnies to the no frills, just-fuck-you rock of the two piece JEFF the Brotherhood to the Geoff Barrow(of Portishead) led Kraut rock loving Beak> album, it's all there(as intact as my terrible grammar in these posts).
To stop blabbing and bring the goods:

1.  Beak> - Beak>
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info link: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13602-beak//
For fans of: Kraut rock alla Can, Neu, weird sounds, and possibly(as a long stretch) Portishead

2.  Electric Bunnies - Through the Magical Door
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info link: http://www.myspace.com/electricbunnies
For Fans of: The Black Lips, Nirvana-Silver, Reatards

3.  Jahdan Blakkamoore - Buzzrock Warrior
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info link: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13665-buzzrock-warrior/
For Fans of: Catchy Reggae/Ragga/Dancehall with the occasionally not-overpowering dubstep touch

4.  JEFF the Brotherhood - Heavy Days
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info link: http://www.myspace.com/jakeandjamin
For Fans of: Balls out rock, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer riffage

5.  Luciano - Tribute to the Sun
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info link: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13585-tribute-to-the-sun/
For Fans of: Bright, minimal techno(Yes! Such a thing does exist, and it really bubbles forth here!)

Merry whatever to all of you.

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