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Entertainment Realm’s Top 25 Albums of 2012

1. The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter [American/Republic]

2. The xx, coexist [Young Turks]

3. Aimee Mann, Charmer [Superego Records]

4. Chelsea Wolfe, Unknown Rooms [Sargent House]

5. Meiko, The Bright Side [Fantasy]

6. The Shins, Port of Morrow [Columbia]

7. Exitmusic, Passage [Secretly Canadian]

8. Of Monsters and Men, My Head is An Animal [Universal Republic]

9. Norah Jones, Little Broken Hearts [Blue Note Records]

10. Metric, Synthetica [MOM & POP MUSIC]

11. Now Now, Threads [Trans- Records]

12. David Byrne and St. Vincent, Love this Giant [4AD / Todo Mundo]

13. Cat Power, Sun [Matador]

14. Imperial Teen, Feel the Sound [Merge Records]

15. Keane, Strangeland [Interscope]

16. Beth Orton, Sugaring Season [ANTI Records]

17. Jack White, Blunderbluss [Third Man Records / Columbia]

18. Regina Spektor, What We Heard from the Cheap Seats [Sire / WEA]

19. Purity Ring, Shrines [4AD]

20. The Organ Beats, Goldenheart

21. Laetitia Sadier, Silencio [101 DISTRIBUTION]

22. Lightning Love, Blonde Album [Quite Scientific]

23. Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel . . . [Sony]

24. Winterpills, All My Lovely Goners [Signature Sounds]

25. Skyline Pigeons, House of Mysteries [Retro Face Music]

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October Concert List [**= I should be there]

Wild Belle

Wild Belle and Tennis**
TT the Bear’s Place
Thursday, Oct 4

Crystal Castles**
House of Blues
Saturday, Oct 6

The Raveonettes
Sun, Oct 7

Perfume Genius
Johnny D’s
Sun, Oct 7

Adam Ant
Monday, Oct 8

Paradise Rock Club
Thursday, Oct 11

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion**
Middle East
Fri, Oct 12

Savoir Adore**
Brighton Music Hall
Sun, Oct 14

Rebecca Loebe/ Jenn Grinels**
Café 939
Fri, Oct 19

Electric Guest
Sun, Oct 21

Cat Power
House of Blues
Weds, Oct 24

The xx**
House of Blues
Thurs, Oct 25

Heartless Bastards [with Dana Falconberry]**
Royale Boston
Fri, Oct 26

Smashing Pumpkins
Agganis Arena
Sat, Oct 27

Saint Etienne
Sat, Oct 27

Shiny Toy Guns
Brighton Music Hall
Sun, Oct 28

Great Scott
Monday, Oct 29

Social Distortion
House of Blues
Tues, Oct 30

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Cat Power: music review

Sun is Cat Power’s first album in six years since “The Greatest.” She impressively [yet not surprisingly] wrote, played, recorded and produced the entire album. Her gorgeous, potent, multifaceted vocals run the emotional course on this song collection that’s truly about self-fulfillment and being happy in the moment. A lovely meditation for the 40-year-old singer/songwriter. She’s managed to incorporate empathy, anger, aspirations, art, power and more into her songs.

Elaborate musical arrangements and her exquisite vocal range takes you from lulling “Cherokee,” to more hypnotic “Always on My Own,” to the funkier “Ruin.” The melodies and beats range all over the place making this a wonderfully eclectic album. And then there are Cat Power’s lyrics: from “Human Being: “You’ve got your own voice so sing” and “you got a right to scream when they don’t want you to speak” Then there’s Cherokee: “Never knew love like this/ Never pain like this/Never knew pain like this.” From “Real Life”: “Real life is ordinary/ Sometimes you don’t want to live/ Sometimes you got to/ But you don’t want to/ To get away with an ordinary life.”

my picks:
“Human Being”
“Peace and Love”

Cat Power
Label: Matador Records
Release date: September 4, 2012


purchase at Amazon: Sun


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