MizMuze

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MizMuze’s Top Ten Albums of 2010 January 3, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Well, it’s finally here…what you’ve been waiting for all year…MizMuze’s Top Ten Albums of 2010!

This is what MizMuze has been listening to 24/7/365 in 2010 (Click the SOTD link to read and hear about the best new music around):

10) Twin ShadowForget (SOTD on 8/25/2010)

9) Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Before Today (SOTD on 6/23/2010)

8) Local NativesGorilla Manor (SOTD on 4/29/2010)

7) YeasayerOdd Blood (SOTD on 2/23/2010)

6) Sleigh BellsTreats (SOTD on 2/16/2010)

5) Best CoastCrazy for You (SOTD on 3/11/2010)

4) Arcade FireThe Suburbs (SOTD on 8/3/2010)

3) DeerhunterHalcyon Digest (SOTD on 8/20/2010)

2) LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening (SOTD on 4/15/2010)

And now…drumroll please!  The #1 album should come as no surprise to anyone who has been a MizMuzer for some time, as this list hasn’t changed much since my Mid-Year Best Of, and because I have been posting about and singing this band’s praises and have literally been spinning this album non-stop since it was released on 1/26/2010 (btw, hope you already got your tix to see them, as their 2.18.2011 show at The Fillmore is sold out):

1) Beach HouseTeen Dream (SOTD on 1/19/2010)

Beach House – Norway

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Best Albums of 2010…so far (what you should have been listening to for the past six months) July 1, 2010

Wow!  There have been some fantastic new releases in Twenty-Ten!!!

Below are MizMuze’s favorites albums of 2010 so far…basically, it’s what has been spinning from January to June.

Click on SOTD link next to each album to get a taste of the best so far:

1) Beach HouseTeen Dream (SOTD on 1/19/2010)

2) LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening (SOTD on 4/15/2010)

3) Vampire WeekendContra (SOTD on 1/20/2010)

4) Broken BellsBroken Bells (SOTD on 3/12/2010)

5) Sleigh BellsTreats (SOTD on 2/16/2010)

6) Yeasayer Odd Blood (SOTD on 2/23/2010)

7) Local NativesGorilla Manor (SOTD on 4/29/2010)

8) Ariel Pink’s Haunted GraffitiBefore Today (SOTD on 6/23/2010)

9) Morning BendersBig Echo (SOTD on 3/9/2010)

10) Toro Y MoiCausers of This (SOTD on 5/20/2010)

 

Presale Passwords for Vampire Weekend/Beach House, The Flaming Lips/Ariel Pink, and Black Star feat Mos Def & Talib Kweli June 24, 2010

Presale tickets for Black Star Featuring Mos Def and Talib Kweli on 7/31/10, and The Flaming Lips with Ariel Pink on 10/1/10 both at the Fox Theater in Oakland, and Vampire Weekend with Beach House on 9/25/10 at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley are on sale NOW! 

The password for Black Star and Flaming Lips/Ariel Pink is…love.

The Password for Vampire Weekend/Beach House is…contra.

Click below for Black Star tix:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C0044D2CE8671F9?artistid=800796&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=3

Click below for Flaming Lips tix:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C0044C9E0385DCC?artistid=821004&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60

Click below for Vampire Weekend with Beach House tix:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C0044CEFA0F590C?artistid=1166577&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60

 

Song of the Day – Wednesday 6/23/2010 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti June 23, 2010

MizMuze is one happy little muse and has been going World Cup Crazy this morning!!!  U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!  It was a 90 + minute nail-biter but now that we’ve won our group and are advancing to the Final 16, I now present you the SOTD (the short, celebratory version)…

LA recording artist, Ariel Pink and his band Haunted Graffiti released their album, Before Today on 6/8/2010 which received a 9.0 on Pitchfork’s Best New Music list…they play Bimbo’s on 7/10/2010.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round

http://www.arielpink.com/

http://www.myspace.com/arielpink