Saturday, August 1, 2009

Most listened albums on July'09

VA : Legends of Benin
This record makes me want to dance like crazy! The songs from this Analog Africa compilation were recorded between 1969-1981 and composed by four legend beninese musicians. Great for the summer!
10jul09_LegendsOfBenin

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VA : Love is Love
The songs from this sublime african compilation were recorded between 1955 and 1972. This record is full of calypso jewels with a brazilian and cuban mood.
10jul09_LoveIsLove

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Lotus Plaza : We are not just anybody
This record by Deerhunter’s Lockett Pundt has all those amazing dreamy psychedelic guitars that I love so much on Deerhunter records. Yes, those guitars and new magic.
10jul09_LotusPlaza

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Graffiti Island : Headhunters 7"
London’s most promising garage/psych/BeatHappening band at the moment! Love it!
10jul09_GraffitiIsland

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R. Stevie Moore : We are not just anybody
This debut album by the father of DIY music is a total lo-fi jewel.
10jul09_StevieMoorePhono

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Dum Dum Girls : We are not just anybody
More lo-fi. This time made by a girl. Absolutely recommended if you like Black Tambourine, Talulah Gosh, Jesus and Mary Chain, Marine Girls...
10jul09_DumDumGirls

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American Spring : Spring...Plus
Album by sisters Diane Rovell and Marilyn Wilson produced and co-composed by Brian Wilson (then Marilyn’s husband). The song “Falling in Love” it’s so beautiful that makes sigh always.
10jul09_AmericanSpring

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VA : Take me to Jamaica. Story of Mento.
Another great compilation, this time on early jamaican music (with a strong cuban mood on it!).
10jul09_TakeMeToJamaica

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The B-52’s : The B-52’s + Wild Planet
One of my favourite bands ever. Essential for party time.
10jul09_B52s10jul09_B52sWILD

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Oscar Peterson & Fred Astaire : Complete Norman Granz Sessions
It’s been also a jazzy month... I’ve listened a lot to Peterson & Astaire, Anita O’Day, Ella & Louis, Django & Stephane, Miles... Relaxed summer nights with jazz music are even better!
10jul09_PetersonAstaire