Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Best Boston Records of 2009

My picks from the Metro's best Boston records of the year. See link below for the rest.

Passion Pit
Label: Frenchkiss Records
Somewhere in the past few years, indie rock regained its sense of otherworldly grandeur. Albums like this consensus year-end list pick are a big part of the reason. “Sleepyhead” and “Moth's Wings” are the spritely, electronic soundtrack to our childhood dreams.

“Don't Steal My Night Vision”
Label: Lunch Records
Hurtling close to the edge on sweeping guitar anthems like “We Have Just Arrived” the perennially underrated Boston indie rockers married their maelstrom of melodrama to a refined musicianship this time out.

Mystery Roar
Self-titled EP
Don't be fooled by the synth washes and electronic twiddling, this is a down and dirty funk party. Hand clap beats, filthy bass grooves and cooly effected vocals in a scandalous man on machine love affair.


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