ALBUM REVIEWS: Wavves, Caribou

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Giveaway: Kind of the Beach on Vinyl LP and CD ?
STREET DATE: 08.03.10 | EMUSIC | INSOUND | AMAZON | ITUNES

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ALBUM REVIEW: Wavves - King of the Beach

I used to hate Wavves. I didn’t hear anything worth tuning in for from Nathan Williams’ first two releases - the self-titled Wavves and nearly self-titled Wavvves - and my plan was to continue not caring about his overhyped noise for the next few years, letting Wavves slip away into the fog of oblivion and self-interest. Some of that original distaste still remains today – Williams has been enough of a trainwreck to convince me not to give a damn about him, personally. Musically, though, disinterest is no longer possible. (Continue Reading)

STREET DATE: 04.19.10 | EMUSIC | INSOUND | AMAZON | ITUNES

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ALBUM REVIEW: Caribou - Swim

Dan Snaith has a PhD in mathematics. That bookish pedigree, however, is complemented by a comparable knowledge of electronic dance music. And when the two subjects combine, Caribou bursts forth – the kind of brilliantly introspective, blippy dance music you’d expect a mathematician to make. Swim is Snaith’s latest release to embody that spirit, a slightly dark twist on the usual Caribou equation. Full of whirring beats and shadowy textures, Swim evokes the image of a man sitting on the curb outside a dance party, contemplating life. The dancefloor bass is more subtle, the clear pop tones more distorted, the themes a bit more profound. (Continue Reading)