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Best of 2011Best of 2011: Amelia's picksAmelia's picks (2011)
Reviewer Rating: 5
Contributed by: JeloneAmelia
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Amelia Cline is the copy editor - ed. Honorable Mentions Small Brown Bike - Fell and Found Iron Chic - Not Like This Spraynard - Funtitled Adele - 21 St. Vincent - Strange Matter Pianos Become The Teeth - The Lack Long The Nightwatchers - Thar She Blows [7-inch] Top 10 Stuff .
Amelia Cline is the copy editor - ed.
Honorable MentionsSmall Brown Bike - Fell and Found
Iron Chic - Not Like This
Spraynard - Funtitled
Adele - 21
St. Vincent - Strange Matter
Pianos Become The Teeth - The Lack Long
The Nightwatchers - Thar She Blows [7-inch]
Top 10 Stuff
Say whatever you want. This kid's talent, style and "swag" is something that can't be ignored. I'm more than comfortable saying that it won't be either.
OK, the title for this album is fucking amazing obviously. But, my first listen to this only made me appreciate what they've done for that instrumental music I can't get enough of.
I was slightly obsessed with Separation. Well, a lot actually but if you love post-hardocre and the Ordination of Aaron type of Emo, this is the album for you.
Young Widows created an all-around amazing record here. This was something of a summer album for me and will remain an album I throw on no matter what mood I'm in.
This album really shows their progression and not to mention it's heavy as fuck. Prepare to not be able to listen to anything else for a few months once this hooks you in.
Another album that I couldn't recall the times I listened to it on repeat. It actually took me a few listens to really get into, but damn, after the second try I was hooked. They show so much heart and have worked their asses off to be where they are today.
I've heard the argument with this album that "it's too short." It feels perfectly packaged to me and only makes me more excited for more new music from these guys. Isn't that point?
I really couldn't even guess how many times I listened to this album on repeat. The storyline, aggression, all of it just flows together into something you can't get enough of. And live? Try not to lose your shit.
Sound Study Recordings
Even as a Gainesville native, I'm trying not to let my favoritism show. I've seen them play at the Junkyard, in a room no bigger than a bedroom and then at Common Grounds. No matter the location, gear or time, this band will blow every expectation you have out of the water.
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