(all lists in no particular order, we’re not that anal here)
MYLO – Destroy Rock ‘n’ Roll
Although originally released in 2004, it made it’s stateside debut earlier this year. A must for fans of the funky-break DJ’s like David Holmes.
Grandaddy – Just Like the Fambly Cat
A great Epitaph for a band who were brilliantly inconsistant and a wonderful companion piece to the Sophtware Slump.
Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere
Populist choice for sure, but damn if it isn’t bloody catchy.
Love Is All – Nine Times That Same Song
More excellent art-punk-pop from Sweden who seem to effortlessly birth these great bands every 9 months.
Easy Star All Stars – Radiodread
Just to prove how great OK Computer actually is you have to hear it in Reggae-Dub mode… stunning.
Podcast – The Ricky Gervais Show
Typically British humor and arguably the funniest podcast ever. Check out the three free podcasts on iTMS.
Lily Allen – Alright Still/Nan You’re A Window Shopper
The foulmouthed mockney daughter of Keith Allen has released a debut album of sheer poptastic brilliance. Think Mike Skinner with PMS. A mix of pop-ska hip-hop done by Future Cut and acerbic and witty lyrics by Allen make this a refreshing listen. Not on the album but on the b-side of single LDN is the funniest track I have heard in a long time, a parody of 50 Cent’s “Window Shopper”, called “Nan, You’re a Window Shopper”.
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Black Keys – Magic Potion
Black Angels – Passover
Cold War Kids – Robbers and Cowards
TV on the Radio – Return to Cookie Mtn
The Thermals – The Body, the Blood and the Machine (Listen to A Pillar of Salt)[audio:http://themhplaylist.menshealth.com/files/Pillar_of_Salt.mp3]
Calexico – Garden Ruin
Wax Taylor – Tales of the Forgotton Melodies
Tapes n Tapes – The Loon
The Gossip – Standing in the Way of Control
Band of Horses – Everything all the Time
Bobby Bare Jr. – The Longest Meow
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TV On The Radio – Return To Cookie Mountain (They sell ringtones!)
Ghostface Killer – Fishscale
Destroyer – Destroyer’s Rubies
I’m From Barcelona – Let Me Introduce You To My Friends
Matmos – The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth of a Beast
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Ratatat – Classics
Art Brut – Bang Bang Rock & Roll (Watch Formed a Band)
We Are Scientists – With Love and Squalor
Sunset Rubdown – Shut Up I Am Dreaming (Listen to Shut Up I Am Dreaming of Places Where Lovers Have Wings)
Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (Watch The View from the Afternoon)
Boat – Songs That You Might Not Like