two in review: september/october 2010

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

two in review: september/october 2010

a fews months ago, i began a new blog series, of sorts, in which i compiled a mix of the best music i had discovered in the preceding two months. the series and mixes are called, two in review. here’s what i wrote in the original blog post:

i consume a lot of music. it’s probably some kind of music ADD thing. i should probably seek out some kind of music junkies anonymous meeting or engage in some kind of full-out intervention. ultimately, i just love music and thus, consume quite a bit on any given week or month.

two in review: july/august 2010

as the long-time (or even short-time, i guess) blog readers know, i write about and review music semi-regularly. for awhile, i was attempting to write a series simply called, music you should know, which featured some of the new music i was discovering. as with most of my well-intentioned series, it didn’t last. but, consistently, i really would like to share about the new music i’m discovering. often, it just gets lost in the shuffle of more pressing blog posts and generally speaking, if it goes past a few weeks of its release date, i tend to just move on. regretfully, many great albums that are worth sharing about go unmentioned on the blog.

i’m going to attempt to remedy that problem. starting today, i’m going to focus on an overview of a couple month’s worth of new music, rather than reviewing individual albums (i will likely still do that a little, if time allows or i fell particularly compelled). every two months, i plan to publish a downloadable mix called two in review. it will feature 20ish standout tracks from the standout albums i’ve bought over the previous 2 months. so, for this inaugural edition, it will feature music that was either released or i obtained in the months of may and june. the subsequent release will be for july/august and so on.

you can find the 1st edition here and the 2nd edition here. and now, another couple months have passed by, so it’s time to once again bring you two in review. enjoy.

here’s the lineup for the september/october 2010 edition:

1. Chop & Change / The Black Keys [from iTunes Session]
2. The Bike Song (ft. Kyle Falconer, Spank Rock) / Mark Ronson & the Business Intl [from Record Collection]
3. Old-Fashioned / Cee-Lo Green [from the forthcoming The Lady Killer]
4. You Wouldn’t Have to Ask / Bad Books [from Bad Books]
5. Get Some / Lykke Li [from Get Some Single]
6. Father’s Son / Fistful of Mercy [from As I Lay You Down]
7. Futile Devices / Sufjan Stevens [from The Age of Adz]
8. Monster (ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj) / Kanye West [from the forthcoming My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy]
9. Only Hope / Switchfoot [from Foundling]
10. Eyes Wide Open (ft. Derek Webb, Mac Powell & Steven Delopoulous) / Jars of Clay [from The Shelter]
11. Heart is Hard to Find / Jimmy Eat World [from Invented]
12. Go Away My Lover / Elizabeth & the Catapult [from The Other Side of Zero]
13. Darden Road / Beta Radio [from Seven Sisters]
14. Jack Kerouac / Brooke Fraser [from Flags]
15. Mary / Kings of Leon [from Come Around Sundown]
16. Dead American Writers / Tired Pony [from The Place We Ran From]
17. Angel Dance / Robert Plant & Band of Joy [from Band of Joy]
18. Cameras / Matt & Kim [from the forthcoming Sidewalks]
19. Eleanor Rigby / Derek Webb [from Democracy, Vol. 1]
20. Our Generation / John Legend & the Roots [from Wake Up!]

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