Friday, December 21, 2007

Best of '07: Remixes + Reworks

We close out this year with one of my fave remixes this year...we'll return with some fresh new entries after January 1st. And if the holidays are making you itch for some more tunes, feel free to explore the various sites featured on this sidebar...
Til then, Stay safe and Enjoy the holidays--- Seasons greetings!

mp3:Thom Yorke- Skip Divided (Modeselektor remix)
mp3:Modeselektor- The White Flash (featuring Thom Yorke)

official site: Modeselektor
my space: Modeselektor

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Best of '07: Remixes + Reworks

The boys from BP released a 12" single 'Flux', to supplement their somewhat mediocre album 'Weekend in the City'. One good thing about the single was that it also featured a remix by Burial.

mp3: Bloc Party- "Where is Home?" (Burial Remix)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Evening Brew | Bon Iver

Jagjaguwar will officially release For Emma, Forever Ago, as its already gotten some big nods in many year end lists. Unfortunately it didn't make on our list this year, but since its being released again, it could make it on ours for 2008.

From the album: For Emma, Forever Ago (drops Feb 19th):
mp3: Bon Iver- "Skinny Love"

My Space: Bon Iver
Official site: Bon Iver

Best of '07: Remixes + Reworks

Lets highlight some of this past year's remixes and reworks, so we won't cover all, but pick out some of the ones that are worth noting. To start us off, My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden:

From the album "Tear It Down":
mp3: My Brightest Diamond- "Freakout" (Goldchains Remix)
mp3: My Brightest Diamond- "Goldenstar" (Alias Remix)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Today's Brew | NPR: The White Stripes- "Conquest"

I was listening to NPR this morning, and heard this interview with Jack White about their current collaboration with their good friend Beck.

Their latest release is inspired by a pop song from the '50s.
"Conquest" is the A-side on three new vinyl singles from The White Stripes. The B-sides are new songs.
Read the article ovah here.

The White Stripes- "Conquest"

Monday, December 17, 2007

Today's Brew | Band Of Horses on Later

For your Monday Blues...
YouTube: Band of Horses- "Is There A Ghost?" (Later with Jools Holland)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Best of '07: Top 22 Albums So Far | Day 4

And we finish the week with the final 6...let the album speak for itself.

6. Radiohead- In the Rainbows

YouTube: Radiohead- "All I need"

5. Spoon- Ga Ga Ga Ga

4. Menomena- Friend or Foe

Menomena- "Wet and Rusting

3.Besnard Lakes-The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse

mp3: Besnard Lakes- "And You Lied To Me"

2.The National- Boxer

mp3:The National- "Fake Empire"

1. Beirut- The Flying Cup Club

mp3:Beirut- The Penalty

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Best of '07: Top 22 Albums So Far | Day 3

And we're now moving right into the top 10...

12. Grinderman- s/t

YouTube: Grinderman- "No Pussy Blues" (Later With Jools Holland)

11. Aesop Rock- None Shall Pass

mp3:Aesop Rock- None Shall Pass

10. Burial- Untrue

mp3:Burial- "Archangel"

9. Panda Bear- Person Pitch

YouTube: Panda Bear- "Bros"

8. LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver

YouTube: LCD Soundsystem- "All My Friends" (Later With Jools Holland)

7. Feist- Reminder

YouTube: Feist- "I Feel It All" (on a bus on Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Best of '07: Top 22 Albums So Far | Day 2

And the countdown continues...

17. Arcade Fire- Neon Bible

16. Justice- Cross

YouTube: Justice- "D.A.N.C.E." (on Jimmy Kimmel Live)

15. Caribou- Andorra

Stream a few tracks ovah here.

14. Sunset Rubdown- Random Spirit Lover

mp3: Sunset Rubdown-"Winged Wicked Wings"

13. Battles- Mirrored

YouTube: Battles- "Tonto"

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Best of '07: Top 22 Albums So Far

So its time to begin our fun little list of the best albums this year (so far).
Been so busy, that I haven't able to create a nifty header for this list, hopefully I'll have one as we crack the top 5...but for now.

And as usual, I always throw in this statement that this list is flawed in the sense that I'll probably discover a good plenty of contenders that deserved to be on the list, that haven't been discovered yet. But for now, this is what it is.
And this list will be more about less text...cuz I'm a firm believer in less is more.

22. Blonde Redhead- 23

mp3: Blonde Redhead- "23"

21. M.I.A.- Kala

YouTube- M.I.A.- "Boyz"

20. Bjork- Volta

19. The Good, the Bad & the Queen

YouTube- The Good, the Bad and the Queen- "Herculean"

18. I'm Not Here- Movie Soundtrack

Stream a few tracks ovah here.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Today's Brew | Takeaway Show: Caribou

And check out the other vid performance ovah here.

We'll start the list up again tomorrow with: Best Album I've heard So Far: 2007 Edition.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Best Songs I've Heard So Far- 2007 Edition

This one is always tough to compile since we always miss a song along the way that we really wanted to include, but for some strange forgot.
But here we go with this year's best- at least from what we're able to hear.

18. St. Vincent- "Now Now"
17. Aesop Rock- "None Shall Pass"
16. Grinderman - No Pussy Blues
15. Feist- "Past in Present"
14. LCD Soundsystem- "Get Innocuous"
13. Sunset Rubdown- Winged/ Wicked Things
12. Justice- "D.A.N.C.E. (Benny Blanco mix Feat. Mos Def and Spank Rock)"
11. Spoon- "Underdog"
10. Battles- "Atlas"
9. Modeselektor- "The White Flash (Ft. Thom Yorke)"
8. Menomena- "Wet and Rusting"
7. Panda Bear- "Comfy in Nautica"
6. The Besnard Lakes- "And you lied to me"
5. Radiohead- "All I Need"
4. Burial- "Near Dark"
3. Beirut- "The Penalty"
2. Grand Archives- "George Kaminsky"
1. The National- "Fake Empire"

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Best Album Art I've Seen So Far: 2007 Edition

According to Wikipedia, the album art cover serves three main purposes:

* To protect the record, whose grooved surface was delicate.
* To advertise the contents, as the record had little room on its own record label.
* To convey the artistic aspirations of the original artists

So not much has changed, from the previous- Half List I had, but worthy of reposting.

6. Blonde Redhead- "23"

5. Lavender Diamond- Imagine Our Love

Also check out the comics here
4. !!!- Myth Takes

3. Battles- Mirrored

2. Panda Bear- Person Pitch

1. Menomena- Friend or Foe

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Best Music Vids I've Seen So Far- 2007 Edition

Today marks the start of a series of lists here at ADD. Some have expressed their disdain for lists, as there are so many out there, but here at ADD, we love lists. And just like last year, we kicked off the series of lists with the Best Vids I've seen so far.
The key words here are, I've seen so far, since there are so many vids I'm sure I've neglected.
This year, the list includes a couple of vids made in an unconventional manner. Thus redefining the way vids are made and shared-- so you won't be hearing the words "I want my MTV", anytime soon.

A look at last year's:
Best Vids I've Seen So Far- 2006 Edition

And now here's the list, I purposely left out any running commentary on each vid, and let the vid speaks for itself:

11. Bat For Lashes- "Whats a Girl To Do"
(album was released 2006- US release-2007)

10. Besnard Lakes- "Agent 13"
directed by Kara Blake

9. Feist- "1,2,3,4"
directed by Patrick Daughters

8. UNKLE- "Burn My Shadow"
director Miguel Sapochnik

video: here

7. Bjork- "Earth Intruders"
directed by Michel Ocelot

6. Justice- "D.A.N.C.E."
directed by Jonas & Francois

5. Fujiya & Miyagi- "Ankle Injury"
directed by Wade Shotter

4.Beirut- "The Penalty"
directed by La Blogotheque

3.Spoon- "Underdog"
directed by Keven McAllester

2.Arcade Fire- "Neon Bible & Wake Up"
directed by La Blogotheque

1.Battles- "Atlas"
directed by Timothy Saccenti

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Today's Brew | Daytrotter Sessions: Sunset Rubdown

As we have the monkeys working on compiling the year end lists, this week's entries will be pretty random and short...we'll start the list of this year's Best Albums So Far List real soon...maybe even this week.

Daytrotter Sessions with Sunset Rubdown

Check em out ovah here.

From this week's Daytrotter Sessions:
mp3: Sunset Rubdown- The Mending of the Gown (Daytrotter Sessions)

Daytrotter Sessions

Monday, December 03, 2007

Today's Brew | Bishop Allen Vid

From their album "The Broken String". A photography trick that other artists have used in their vid as well...but nevertheless, fun to watch.

mp3: Bishop Allen- "Click Click Click"
qt vid: Bishop Allen- "Click Click Click"

official site: Bishop Allen
my space: Bishop Allen