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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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The xx: music review

who: Romy Madley-Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith

from: London

sound: moody electronica. breathy, exquisitely achy vocals, swirling keyboards and dreamy guitar chords merge to create gorgeously murky ambient-trance beats and melodies. minimalist yet deep and complex.

album: Coexist out September 11

label: Young Turks/ XL

my picks:
“Chained:” “Separate or combine/ I ask you/ One last time/ Did I hold you too tight/ Did I not let enough light in”
“Swept Away”



purchase at Amazon: Coexist


Oct 5 Vogue Theatre Vancouver, BC
Oct 6 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
Oct 7 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
Oct 10 The Pool – The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV
Oct 11 Soma San Diego, CA
Oct 12 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA
Oct 13 The Hollywood Forever Cemetery Los Angeles, CA
Oct 16 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 17 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO
Oct 19 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Oct 20 Congress Theater Chicago, IL
Oct 21 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
Oct 24 Imperial de Quebec Quebec City, QC
Oct 25 House Of Blues Boston, MA
Oct 26 The Paradise Theater Bronx, NY
Oct 28 The Paradise Theater Bronx, NY
Oct 29 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
Oct 30 Ram’s Head Live! Baltimore, MD

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The XX: Crystalised

The Charlatans: My Foolish Pride

Darren Hanlon: All These Things

Athlete: Superhuman Touch

She and Him: Thieves

Palmdale: Happiness has a Half-Life

Kings of Leon: Radioactive

Band of Horses: Laredo

The National: Bloodbuzz Ohio

Neon Trees: 1983

Vampire Weekend: Giving Up the Gun

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