Monday, April 16, 2007

Last Week's Good Records Sales Chart

LOCAL TOP 5

1. Voot Cha Index - The Talking House/Cradle 7"
2. The Polyphonic Spree - Wait
3. St. Vincent - Paris is Burning
4. Hogpig - Hold Back the Curse
5. Tame.. Tame & Quiet - Tin Can Communicate

TOP 20

1. Hell Yeah - Hell Yeah
2. Voot Cha Index - The Talking House/Cradle 7"
3. Blonde Redhead - 23
4. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
5. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Ever Sank
6. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
7. Danielson: A Family Movie DVD
8. Stars of the Lid - and their refinement of the decline
9. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
10. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
11. The Polyphonic Spree - Wait
12. Grinderman - Grinderman
13. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
14. EL-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
15. Jarvis Cocker - Jarvis
16. Peter Bjorn & John - Writer's Block
17. Jana Hunter - There's No Home
18. Centro-Matic - Operation Motorcide EP
19. Menomena - Friend & Foe
20. David Vandervelde - The Moonstation House Band

20 Comments:

Blogger aaron said...

anyone listen the Twilight Sad album? getting good reviews, but the singer's accent is distracting. wanted some opinion before i spent money.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else catch the Sabadoh show in Austin this weekend? Good times!

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sebadoh? Sabadough?

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that jarvis cocker record is great. when did he start pulp? wasn't it like 1956?

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want some opium too

4:56 PM  
Blogger schmancy said...

man, I could not get into that jarvis cocker album. I just think it's really sub par for jarvis. BUT I do ADORE that track he did on the new air record. have you caught that? It's so much sexier than his solo album, and I expect that from jc.

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

joe cocker!

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hell yeah? really? oo they rawk

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sabado gigante!

12:50 PM  
Blogger schmancy said...

somebody push the Robert Gomez record (brand new towns) up on that good records list.

it's seriously one of the best local records I've ever heard.

description:

him: http://www.bellaunion.com/artist.php?artcode=robertgomez

album:

The Independant on Sunday hailed it as being "...the first truly great album of the year" in a five star review and Gomez continues to receive glittering reviews.

A keen observer of love and loss, Robert writes with finesse and restraint, his lyrics delivered with a hushed croon.
"Brand New Towns" is certainly an album which provides the light during the grey days and it's no wonder The Sunday Times chose it as their CD of the week!

And...catch Robert on tour with Midlake and Stephanie Dosen in April [in europe]. More Details to follow!

"Becks softer moments, Grandaddy's playful pastorialism and John Lennon's melodic shifts haunt these songs beautifully" **** The Guardian

"Gomez's music shines" **** Sunday Times


I liked that somebody called it "honest music."

3:32 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I really can't stand the phrase "honest music." What the hell does that even mean? I'm not bagging on the robert gomez record necessarily because I haven't heard the whole thing, but I find most music that gets described as "honest" to be totally boring. Grandaddy is a perfect example of what I'm talking about.

3:38 PM  
Blogger aaron said...

I'm guessing they're not trying to market the record to me, personally. Those reviews smell like they're written by the record company under pseudonyms.

4:40 PM  
Blogger amandacobra said...

i have nothing to add about the robert gomez album but those blurbs just remind me how english music journalists act like they are describing their first kiss when they write about anything that's even remotely good.

there's only one writer for the independant on sunday that doesn't do that and tells it to you straight. the rest of the english press collectively soil their pants when the artic monkeys release anything. limeys.

4:40 PM  
Blogger schmancy said...

I had never heard the term "honest music" before, so it sounded good to me. I think of it as being something without kitsch or without a cutsie or marketing value to it. knowwhatImean?

amanda, but dont' you love that about english press? becuase I don't live in it, I think it cracks me up how endlessly enthusiastic the writers are. I can imagine them starting their days with a big plate of prozac.

8:45 PM  
Blogger schmancy said...

sr, I agree that given the context of your definition of honest music, that grandaddy is terrible. and honest. blech.

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

honest music means being sad about your girlfriend

1:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is jana hunter worth it? i've been curious..

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe he'll win a brit... 'honestly' realistically, what does england have anymore??? maybe dallas' time is now, especially for people like me.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous boydy said...

Jana Hunter is brilliant. You can never go wrong with her.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous TTXQ said...

I second Boydy. Her three releases thusfar are all greatness, and each a little different from the others, so I recommend them all. The newest one, There's No Home, is very polished sounding in comparison to the others, but she doesn't skip a beat.

11:19 PM  

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