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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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current music obsessions: Purity Ring; Sea of Bees; Laetitia Sadier

Purity Ring

who: Corin Roddick [synthesizer/ samples] and Megan James [vocals]

from: Halifax/Montreal

sound: creepy lyrics sung with and exquisite, graceful vocal range. electro-pop provides appropriate dark moods and strange beats. the album ubiquitously pushes and pulls your emotions.

album: Shrines released July 24

label: 4AD

my picks:

“Fineshrine”— “get a little closer/ cut open my sternum and poke/ my little ribs around you”
—building a shrine from a human body if you want to read into it closely . . .

“Grandloves”—super delicate vocals and this churning techno feeding off it



purchase at Amazon: Shrines

Sea of Bees

who: Julie-Ann Bee[guitar, bass, keyboards, voice]

from: Sacramento, Calif.

sound: expansive, lush, layered folk-pop. at times lovely, aching, wistful and aspiring.

album: Orangefarben, out now

label: Team Love Records

PR: Riot Act Media

my picks:

“Gone”—pain never sounded so gorgeous

“Give”—Bee’s stunning vocals with a funky beat

“Leaving”—striking cover of John Denver’s “Leaving on a Jet Plane”

purchase at Amazon: Orangefarben

Laetitia Sadier

who: former singer for Stereolab (one of my favorite 90s bands)

from: the French singer resides in London, UK

sound: this solo album is much softer and more demure than the upbeat techno beats that Stereolab provided in the 90s. Reminds me of Autour de Lucie and April March.

album: Silencio, out now

purchase at Amazon: Silencio

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VIDEO: “Fineshrine” by Purity Ring

Shrines out July 23 on 4AD Records

Purity Ring tumblr and twitter

purchase at Amazon: Shrines

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