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Next in '07: Field Music


This year is only 5 weeks old but there have already been more fantastic new records than weeks. Highly solid (if not spectacular) offerings by The Shins, Of Montreal, Loney Dear, Menomena, The Bird & The Bee, Sondre Lerche, The Earlies, Apostle of Hustle, and The Softlightes have dominated my playlists. And of course, any year a new Radiohead album could possibly drop lifts all of that year's offerings to a higher level. New Bloc Party just released; LCD Soundsystem, The Arcade Fire, Lovedrug, Mae, and Polyphonic Spree forthcoming. This totally rules.

Without further adieu, let me introduce to you the next great album of 2007: Field Music's Tones of Town. Seriously, wow. I can't find a weak track on this album. It's rock solid. Its conception and execution are immaculate. It abounds in beautiful melodies and harmonies, subtle stirrings of strings, acoustic and plinky piano, creative electronic elements, and enough uptempo songs to make this thing flow like EV Olive Oil. This is right in my wheelhouse. And probably yours as well.

Listen:
Give It Lose It Take It
Kingston
In Context
[from Tones of Town (out Feb 20th)|buy]

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