Album Reviews

“Cape Dory” by Tennis – Album Review

When listening to the swaying tunes of Tennis’ new album, Cape Dory, two very generic cinematic images come to mind. Not akin to a particular film, but the lo-fi simple melodies and sweet vocals seem as if they would be the accompanying soundtrack to a scene depicting a ‘50s prom slow dance or a couple […]

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Hot Band Alert: Braids “Native Speaker” – Album Review

For all the music bloggers that like to make those popular lists of bands to watch in 2011, here’s one to add to your roster: Braids. We’ve been extremely hyped on Braids ever since we received their tracks, “Lemonade” and “Plath Heart” in 2010. And when we found out they were playing a show here […]

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Foster The People: Self Titled Debut EP Review

Wow, this is some bubbly electro-pop. To say Foster the People have that overused 2009-10 electro sound in the likes of Miike Snow and Delphic with a boy-band twist would be a bit harsh. Foster the People’s self-titled debut EP is dance pop at its best. They exude a pliable sound that attracts the kind […]

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Contestants and Winners Announced for Grimy Goods’ Readers Choice – Best Albums of 2010

As part of our end of the year Best of 2010 extravaganza, a few weeks ago we decided to set up a contest that would feature five of our most avid readers/Twitter followers in a contest titled: Readers Choice – Best Albums of 2010. We know that many of our readers have some exceptional taste […]

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Grimy Goods Best Debut Albums of 2010 and Mixtape Download

This year the Grimy Goods crew reviewed a lot of amazing debut albums as well as checked out many of these hot acts live. If this is what they brought to our ears on the first try, I’m sure these new bands will have a whole lot more to offer in the years to come […]

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“Beauregard” by Pepper Rabbit – Album Review

For their debut full-length album Beauregard, Pepper Rabbit’s tunes could be called things such as “familiar,” “popular” and most definitely “indie.” And while these terms are accurate, there is more simmering beneath the surface than just another Silver Lake hipster gem. They have the multi-instrument folk-with-echoes style down pat. They’ve earned comparisons to label mates […]

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Grimy Goods Staff Picks: Best Albums of 2010

Hot damn, 2010 went with a bang! There were way too many GREAT albums this year but the Grimy Goods staff kept it only at a top 20 (anything over 30 is kind of just trying to please everyone). With no further adieu, Grimy Goods presents its Staff Picks – Best Albums of 2010. What […]

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“The Heart of the Nightlife” by Kisses – Album Review

This week I have felt like this album. Happy and sad, enthusiastic about life and experiences, and yet loathing life’s little practical jokes all at the same time. It’s all here in the music I’m listening to right now. It’s a debut album title and artist name that reads like a valentine, Heart of the […]

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Contest: Readers Choice – Best Albums of 2010

CONTEST CLOSED Contestants and winner will be posted by December 31, 2010. T What fun is it when it’s only music blog contributors and corpo music magazine staff saying who graces the best albums of 2010 lists? Grimy Goods has always believed in “the honest opinion here and spreading the good word.” We’re not blinded […]

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“The Fool” by Warpaint – Album Review

It’s interesting how life experience and age can determine how a phrase is interpreted. The term “girl group” for our parents conjures images of Motown legends like The Supremes. Those of a music absorbing age in the 80s and 90s probably think of TLC, Spice Girls or Destiny’s Child. For a number of years after […]

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