Perfect on Paper

by Carson Reynolds

Well it’d be that time of year again. In which we collect those albums we don’t actually like listening to, but we think will really impress our critically savvy friends.

Standard Issue:

(1) Joy [Joy]
(2) The Postal Service [Give Up]
(3) Manitoba [Up In Flames]
(4) Meanest Man Contest [Merit]
(5) Four Tet [Rounds]
(6) The Soft Pink Truth [Do You Party?]
(7) Soltero [Defrocked and Kicking the Habit]
(8) Broadcast [Haha Sound]
(9) Outkast [The Love Below]
(10) M83 [Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts]

Honorable Mention:

50 Cent [Get Rich or Die Tryin’]
Matthew Dear [Leave Luck to Heaven]
Beans [Tomorrow Right Now]

Albums that I only really started listening to this year, but came out a long time ago:

Cody ChestnuTT, [The Headphone Masterpiece]
Broken Social Scene [You Forgot It In People]
Laub [Filesharing]
Iron and Wine [Creek Drank the Cradle]
The Books [Thought for Food]
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone [Pocket Symphonies for Lonely Subway Cars]
Below the Sea [Arbres Depayseront Davantage]
Kronos Quartet [Nuevo]
Berg Sans Nipple [Music for the Short Film Marie-Madeleine]
Themselves [Them]
Her Space Holiday [Manic Expressive]