Favorite Albums of 2010, Pt. 4
Whew! We made it! Here are my top 4 albums of the year: #4 Treats by Sleigh Bells - I believe one reviewer described this album as “a cheerleader and her boyfriend skipping school and blowing out amps in a basement” which is an apt description of what’s going on in this album. There’s not much going on lyric-wise, just a bunch of repeated chants for most of the songs, but...
Favorite Albums of 2010, Pt. 3
We’re getting close to the end my friends. Here are my favorite albums of the year, #8 - #5 (the ranking was tough, but I think I got ‘em in the right order). #8 Would It Kill You? by hellogoodbye - This album wasn’t even on my radar until late November, so how did it end up in my top 8? The answer: damn catchy songs, my friends. I was wary of any new material from...
Favorite Albums of 2010, Pt. 2
Here are more of my favorite albums, but again, these guys didn’t make the top 8. So I stuck them in kind of arbitrary categories: Hipster Schtuff! Crazy for You by Best Coast - I checked out this album after Hayley Williams (Paramore) said she loved the song “Bratty B”. It’s got a lo-fi California surfer vibe, which I dig, and the lyrics are basic, but I like them...
Favorite Albums of 2010, Pt. 1
I promised you a list of albums I liked this year, and here are the ones that came close to being awesome and perfect, but fell a teensy bit short: Honorable Mention: The Brutalist Bricks by Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Ted Leo does not put out bad albums. If you like rock music with an opinion, you should be listening to this band. Ted Leo has a distinctive voice and is Jersey bred. Favorite...
Top Music Singles of 2010!! (in my opinon)
So, the year is coming to a close, and I love re-capping the year in music because I love listening to music. Plus, I think I have pretty great taste (most of the time). If this list gets you to listen to any new music, I consider it a success, because some of these bands don’t make the big bucks and could use more fans and more attention! Without further ado, here is a list of some songs I...
Larger View of 2010 Card →
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Used Electronics = Target Giftcard →
I just discovered this website, so I thought I’d share - Next Worth has partnered with Target to cut down on electronic waste (it’s becoming a huge issue in a time where your smart phone is outdated a month after its purchase). Just gather up your old cell phones/video games/iPods/etc. and search for the item on the website. They’ll give you a certain amount based on the...
The term “hipster” has been around since the 1940s jazz age. It refers to a person reclining on their side while smoking opium. If you were in the in the know, you’d ask the question, “Are you hip?” - From the Mental Floss History of the United States Wikipedia has this to say, however: Although the word’s exact origins are disputed, some say it was a...
I know it didn’t come out in 2010, but I didn’t listen to anything...– Rivers Cuomo on his favorite 2010 album, Spin.com One more reason Rivers Cuomo is a fantastic man.
Things That Stand Between Me and Full Hipster-dom
Okay, it would be an understatement to say I am fascinated with hipsters. I know it is now kind of a degrading term to describe poor artsy 20somethings that live in shitty neighborhoods, but I don’t care. I still want to reach my full hipster potential. However, I got a bit of ways to go before getting to that gloriously awful apex. So, a list: Things I have going for me: An art degree...
Living in Brooklyn, wearing my jeggings, designing toys for a living, God, what...– Myself, in a conversation held earlier today with Ellen (my conspirator in all things hipster)
Best. Hoodie. Ever. →
I love the band fun. and I love Abraham Lincoln. Especially Abraham Lincoln in Kanye West shades. So I had to buy this hoodie once I saw it. It is a thing of beauty.
Target Holiday Hipster Goodness! →
Target is being crazy awesome and got a bunch of relatively unknown/indie artists to make music for their holiday commercials, and they are releasing all the songs as an album on their website! Fo free! I haven’t heard of all the artists, but Coconut Records (Jazon Schwartzman’s solo project) and Guster both contribute tracks. If that doesn’t sway you, download it to listen to...