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This Week's Playlist

Albums I’ve listened to this week:

Kate Bush - Aerials: A new Kate Bush album, and it’s pretty good. It’s a 2CD monster with the 2nd CD being a disc-long track (I’ll refrain from calling it an “epic”). Not as quirky and out there as my favorite Kate Bush album (The Dreaming), but very nice and dreamlike.

Broadcast - Tender Buttons: I first heard this group on Groove Magazine’s podcast, and went and got the album after reading the review in Wire. Nice electro-pop, kind of along the lines of Stereolab, but a “dirtier” sound, and much more willing to be sparse and not ride a steady, driving groove.

Tegan and Sara - So Jealouos: I shouldn’t like this album, and there are plenty of times where I don’t. They’re a pair of lesbian, indie-rockin' sisters, but neither syrupy-sweet nor butch or punk-noisy. It’s punchy, catchy pop-rock, and though I can’t stand it at times, a few tracks keep getting replayed on the ol' MP3 jukebox.

Radio Massacre International - Solid States: A two-disc release, the first disc of which contains parts of the group’s performance at ProgWest in 2002, which I got to see. Anything RMI is great to listen to when going to bed.

Amorphous Androgynous - Tales Of Ephidrena: One of my favorite electronic groups of all time is The Future Sound of London, and Amorphous Androgynous releases are as close as we’re going to get to any new FSOL releases. Good thing they’re good.