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    Although I haven’t posted here recently, my (still relatively) new job affords me the occasional writing opportunity. Here’s a collection of blurbs I’ve written about some stuff I like.

    Pterodactyl – Spills Out
    Hearing about this album was one of those times where you read a review about an album and you don’t really care how it gets rated, because the description itself sounds amazing. Really glad I found out about these guys.

    Eleanor Friedberger - Last Summer
    The best music writing captures a feeling– I think I did that here.

    Actress – R.I.P.
    I came at this one as a primer for someone not immersed in the world of electronic music (myself included).

    Spoon – A Series of Sneaks
    This and Kill the Moonlight trade off as my favorite Spoon album, with Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga close behind.

    Bat for Lashes – Two Suns
    Really proud of this one, though I wish I’d come up with a better first and last line.

    Here We Go Magic – A Different Ship
    I wondered if this one could be taken as a slight, though I didn’t mean it that way.

    The Men – Immaculada
    I hadn’t spent a ton of time with this one, so I lean a bit more on the telling rather than the showing.

    Audio Technica AT-LP120USB
    There’s one bit of this that was meant to be funny, but maybe just to me.

    The Books – A Dot in Time.
    I like this one, it’s tough to try to sum up your feelings for a band’s entire career but I think I did pretty well here.

    Chromatics – Night Drive
    Just skimming the surface.

    My coworkers write some pretty good stuff too! Here’s a sample:

    Big K.R.I.T. – Return of 4eva
    John is hilarious, you should read everything he writes.

    Food Pyramid – Mango Sunrise
    Rich runs pretty dense but there’s gold in there.

    Breton – Other People’s Problems
    Anna describes the experience of a band changing your perspective when you see them live. Also, this one made me laugh.

    Julia Holter – Ekstasis
    Celeste captures this one well.

    Chairlift – Something
    Ryan works a good mix of funny, random, and interesting.

    Porcelain Raft – Strange Weekend
    Lots of folks in the office were loving this one, I still haven’t dug into it.

    Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream Josh has moved on, leaving the flag he carried for emotional 90s music at least partially unflown.

    THEESatisfaction – awE naturalE
    Joe saw these guys at a Shabazz Palaces show and was raving soon after– I think it’s justified.

    Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers
    A little bit of me can relate to this one, except I was listening to Cake.

    Future Islands / Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Split
    Mike makes the case for this split and the series it’s a part of.

    I hope to write (and write here) soon.

    1. hndrk said: The Perfume Genius record is one of my faves of the year so far, it’s really great.
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