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JP’s Blog Favorite Songs of 2010
Monday January 03rd 2011, 1:38 am
Filed under: Caribou,MGMT,The Morning Benders,Toro y Moi,Vampire Weekend

JP's Blog Songs of the Year
When I began this listing crazy around the end of November/beginning of December I planned to do posts about each particular album/ep/song that I loved this year. Unfortunately the real world is more important than the blog. Below are my choices for favorite song of the year.

45. Korallreven – Honey Mine (feat. Victoria Bergsman)
Korallreven - Honey Mine (feat. Victoria Bergsman)

44. The Morning Benders – Promises
The Morning Benders - Promises

43. Magic Kids – Superball
Magic Kids - Superball

42. ceo – everything is gonna be alright
ceo - everything is gonna be alright

41. Dirty Projectors & Bjork – On and Ever Onward
Bjork & Dirty Projectors - On and Ever Onward

40. LCD Soundsytem – You Wanted A Hit
LCD Soundsystem - You Wanted A Hit

39. Jonsi – Animal Arithmetic
Jonsi - Animal Arithmetic

38. Deerhunter – Helicopter
Deerhunter - Helicopter

37. El Guincho – Bombay
El Guincho - Bombay

36. Carl Barat – Run With The Boys
Carl Barat - Run With The Boys

35. The National – Bloodbuzz – Ohio
The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio

34. Memoryhouse – When You Sleep
Memoryhouse - When You Sleep

33. James Blake – Limit To Your Love<
James Blake - Limit To Your Love

32. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Menopause Man
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Menopause Man

31. Belle & Sebastian – I Want the World To Stop
Belle & Sebastian - I Want the World To Stop

30. Beck – Ramona
Beck - Ramona

29. Real Estate – Out of Tune
Real Estate - Out of Tune

28. Beach House – Zebra
Beach House - Zebra

27. Department of Eagles – While We’re Young
Department of Eagles - While We're Young

26. Tennis – Marathon
Tennis - Marathon

25. Crystal Castles – Not in Love (feat. Robert Smith)
Crystal Castles - Not In Love

24. Yeasayer – Ambling Alp
Yeasayer - Ambling Alp

23. Panda Bear – Alsatian Darn
Panda Bear - Alsatian Darn

22. Girls – Lysandre, Pt. 3
Girls - Lysandre, Pt. 3

21. Mark Ronson – Bang Bang Bang (feat. MNDR & Q-Tip)
Mark Ronson - Bang Bang Bang (feat. MNDR & Q-Tip)

20. Sufjan Stevens – Too Much
Sufjan Stevens - Too Much

19. Gayngs – The Gaudy Side of Town
Gayngs - The Gaudy Side of Town

18. Wavves- Linus Spacehead
Wavves - Linus Spacehead

17. Kanye West- Runaway
Kanye West - Runaway

16. Vampire Weekend – California English
Vampire Weekend - California English

15. Tame Impala – Lucidity
Tame Impala - Lucidity

14. DOM – Rude As Jude
Dom - Rude as Jude

13. Magic Kids – Sailing
Magic Kids - Sailing

12. Sleigh Bells – Riot Rhythm
Sleigh Bells - Riot Rhythm

11. The Arcade Fire – We Used To Wait
The Arcade Fire - We Used to Wait

10. Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill
Gorillaz - On Melancholy Hill

09. Girls – Carolina
Girls - Carolina

08. The Arcade Fire – Rococo
The Arcade Fire - Rococo

07. MGMT – Congratulations
MGMT - Congratulations

06. Crystal Castles – Celestica
Crystal Castles - Celestica

05. Twin Shadow – When We’re Dancing
Twin Shadow - When We're Dancing

04. Toro y Moi – Low Shoulder
Toro y Moi - Low Shoulder

03. Caribou – Odessa
Caribou - Odessa

02. Gorillaz – Empire Ants
Gorillaz - Empire Ants

01. The Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
The Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Moutain Beyond Moutains)

Vampire Weekend – California English [Alt]
Toro y Moi – Low Shoulder [Alt]
The Morning Benders – Promises [Alt]
MGMT – Congratulations [Alt]
Caribou – Odessa [Alt]

New MGMT – Siberian Breaks (Ed Banger All Star Remix)
Wednesday December 22nd 2010, 1:30 am
Filed under: MGMT

MGMT’s 12-minute epic ‘Siberian Breaks’ from their latest album “Congratulations” has been remixed by SO ME, Breakbot and Busy P. The song is bascially in three sections; the first being a piano ballad, the next has a funky-new wave tinge to it and the last section seems like a last minute edition is a heavy electronic, disco infused coda. You can listen to the song below and learn how to get it here.

Acoustic Thursday: MGMT
Thursday November 25th 2010, 11:52 pm
Filed under: Acoustic Thursday,MGMT

MGMT performed an acoustic session bacl in June and peformed the song ‘Congratulations’. It was peformed in bare bones fashion which mainly highlighted the acoustic guitar in the track. Unfortunately we dont’ get to hear the awesome synth solo at the end of the song like in the studio version. You can download the song below and watch the performance.

MGMT – Congratulations (Acoustic) [Alt]

New MGMT – Congratulations (Erol Alkan Rework)
Tuesday October 26th 2010, 12:35 am
Filed under: Erol Alkan,MGMT

MGMT are releasing a new 7″ single for the title song off their second album ‘Congratulations’. The 7″ single will feature a remix of the song by Erol Alkan and a special 20-page booklet will be included with the vinyl. The 7″ vinyl will be released on November 23. Erol Alkan’s rework of the song feature a funky bass line, giving the song’s slow keyboards sound more disco-oriented. You can download the song below.

MGMT – Congratulations (Erol Alkan Rework) [Alt] Love It!

MGMT on Jimmy Kimmel
Wednesday October 20th 2010, 12:57 am
Filed under: MGMT

MGMT performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night, the band played the titled track from their second album “Congratulations” and the song ‘The Handshake’ from their debut album “Oracular Spectacular”. Odd choice and it seems that they are refusing to play their old hits, you can watch the performances below.

MGMT – Kids [Alt]

Monday October 18th 2010, 12:52 am
Filed under: MGMT

MGMT appeared on NPR’s World Cafe last week and performed some songs from their second album “Congratulations”. During the interview portion of the session you can hear the band’s reasoning for their “new” sound. They don’t perform ‘Flash Delirium’ which you would expect but their 12-minute epic from the album ‘Siberian Breaks’. You can listen to the session here. The setlist for the session is below.

MGMT – World Cafe Session:
1. It’s Working
2. Congratulations
3. Siberian Breaks

MGMT – Congratulations [Alt]

MGMT Respond to Creative Control Issues with Label and ‘Piss’ Incident in the UK
Thursday September 30th 2010, 1:12 am
Filed under: MGMT

Well, I posted about the Daily Mail writing about MGMT having creative issues with their label but it turns out that it was all lies, I didn’t post about the band’s drummer being hit by a cup of piss. This is what the band wrote to Pitchfork about the creative issues with Columbia:

As for the whole label-not-giving-them-artistic-freedom thing, we aren’t even close to starting the process of making a new album, label-relations are currently quite friendly, we are very proud of “Congratulations” and the new videos, looking forward to making more music on Columbia, and the (mostly sold out) world tour has been going splendidly THANKS FOR ASKING. Don’t believe everything that you read (even on
taking the piss=bad idea in interviews

This is what they attribute the bullshit storm on:

All accounts of this alleged piss-throwing/shirt-piss-catching incident as well as the “label not giving them as much freedom” are false and maliciously embellished, as an indirect result of the Malicious British Journalistic Freedom Act (1666) which entitles gobshot writers for shitty British tabloids to make up whatever the fuck they want about whomever they choose (citation needed).

For the entire letter you can see it here.

MGMT – Someone’s Missing [Alt]

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