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Five Songs, 8/22/2022

Destroyer, "Every Christmas" This is the earliest Destroyer record that I've heard, I haven't gone any earlier than this one. This album is very much a Destroyer record, full of Dan Bejar's elaborate melodic pop and winding lyrics. I think he'd largely keep getting better,...

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Five Songs, 4/29/2022

Skalpel, "Quicksilver" Love me a good jazz/DJ thing. Destroyer, "The Bad Arts" Streethawk: A Seduction was the first Destroyer record that I heard, and this was the song that I heard on that record that really got me going. Something about how spare a...

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Five Songs, 3/24/2022

The Hidden Cameras, "Fear Is On" This is far, far too twee. I want to knock the books out of this song's hands and then stuff it into a locker. Destroyer, "An Actor's Revenge" Your Blues is extremely Bowie. There's always some Bowie in a...

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Five Songs, 10/3/2021

Destroyer, "The Way of Perpetual Roads" This is from Thief, a pretty early album from Destroyer before they became really big. Well, by indie standards. But even from this relatively early date, the ambitious melodies and elaborate pop were certainly present. The most frequent comparison...

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Five Songs, 9/3/2021

The Decemberists, "Summersong" I've talked a little about the Four Album theory, which is that some great metal bands (Metallica, Krallice, Mastodon) will push things as far as they can with their sound over four albums, before taking off in a different direction. It's half-baked,...