- “Original Sin” – Geographer
- “Hesitation” – E x r a y’ s
- “Mild Confusion” – Tamaryn
- “Pure” – Blackbird Blackbird
- “Cut from a Different Clay” – Phantom Kicks
- “Rocketeer” – Sunbeam Rd.
- “Marmalade” – Sea of Bees
- “Spark” – Grand Lake
- “Mama Fell Asleep” – fpodbpod
- “Heartbreaker” – Girls
- “Hot Sprawl” – Man/Miracle
It’s 10:10 AM on 10/10/10. A perfect 10. These tri-numeral dates come around once a year and this year it falls on the number 10. Is it an auspicious day or a bunch of hullaballoo? There is a certain completeness of order with the number 10. For the Chinese the number is lucky, representing perfection or completion. We’re born with 10 fingers and 10 toes after all. Perfect beauty is measured on its scale. Top 10 lists are ubiquitous. And any respectable album contains at least 10 songs.
If you’re technologically-inclined, today is a “binary” day. The ones-and-zeros representing the binary code or the mathematical language “spoken” by computers to create all things digital. Converting the date 10/10/10 to binary code gives us 101010. And in the binary counting system, that number translates to 42, which means…absolutely nothing.
But hey, it’s a nice theme for a post isn’t it? And everyone loves a top 10 list. So, here’s mine. The 10 albums I’m obsessed with on this month, this day, this year. The albums I have on heavy rotation right now and keep coming back to again and again. Ten, in a long list, of albums you should most definitely own. Listed in no particular order, they are:
There’s no confusion here, this local lady is ready to blow up. Signed to tastemaker label Mexican Summer – who released her debut, The Waves, last week – her music is a heady concoction of ethereal dream pop and reverb drenched, MBV-esque shoegazy guitar goodness. Which is perhaps why I like it so much. Her debut album is available now. Get it.