1. Of Montreal … Paralytic Stalks … 2012

    Kevin Barnes is that weirdo theater freak from your high school. And he’s a genius. Everything he produces is f**king brilliant and epic, he always goes big. This new album from Of Montreal is no exception. Every song is a manic showtune on steroids, or acid, or some kind of drug. I don’t even know justlisten to it!

  2. Bleeding Knees Club … Virginity … 2011

    Upbeat surf/garage rock from the UK. It’s fun, it’s angsty. All the song sounds the same in that simple, but good way.

  3. Cass McCombs … Humor Risk … 2011

    Part depressing odes, part ‘70s macchismo throwback, all rock. Somewhere between lust and lament, Cass is looking for salvation.

  4. Atlas Sound … Parallax … 2011

    Dense but accessible; more mod rock and Bowie-esque than I thought even Brad Cox was capable of. A varied, hard to pin down weirdo pop album that just needs to be listened to.

    RIYL David Bowie

  5. Olof Arnalds … Olof Sings … 2011

    Some covers from Olof. It’s true her voice is full of spring water chasteness. Pure, beautiful, chaste.