Album Reviews

Top 20 Albums of 2009

What a fuckin year! 2009 was candy to our ears! It’s always tough picking a certain amount of albums to represent the year’s best, because there’s always so many damn good ones and everyone has their own opinion. This year Grimy Goods features four debut albums on their Top 20 Albums of 2009 list, in […]

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Staff Picks: Top 10 Albums of 2009

Everyone of our Grimy Goods contributors is a definite music connoisseur (I wouldn’t have it any other way). Whether it’s folk, punk, industrial or indie, they all have different tastes, but the same love for music. Check out below Grimy Goods’s Staff Picks for the Top 10 Albums of 2009! Craig Parker (Photographer): Band of […]

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“One Eskimo” by One Eskimo – Album Review

Subtle magic permeates the debut album from London-based foursome, One Eskimo. Their songs are filled with electronic elements, catchy hooks, lovely vocals and thoughtful yet heartbreaking lyrics that manage to avoid being totally melancholy. It’s the kind of album you know you like on first listen and continue to leave on repeat singing and swaying […]

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Top 10 Debut Albums of 2009

2009 has been quite the year for debut albums! With bands like The Big Pink and The XX taking the world by storm on just the first lick, they’ve left a lot of hope and inspiration for other up-and-coming bands. After talking to the Grimygoods contributors, friends and fellow music snobs, here’s our list of […]

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“Stir the Blood” by The Bravery – Album Review

When listening to any band it’s usually pretty easy to quickly call out influences and make the “sounds like” comparisons. With their third album, The Bravery explores the darker side of the synch-rock world taking cues maybe a little too directly from other bands. You are gonna hear some Cure, and Killers, throw in a […]

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“Landing” by Githead – Album Review

It could be that Githead is one of those bands that takes seeing live to really appreciate, or it could be with their third album the supergroup is still working out the style-melding kinks and just hasn’t quite found the magical musical middle ground. Or perhaps, they are totally happy with the sound they’ve cultivated. […]

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Kitsuné Maison 8 – Album Review

Opening the album up with French Horn Rebellion’s “Up All Night,” I thought I was a contestant on some cheesy Japanese game show! Cute-fun song, but a lil too cheesy for me to actually enjoy. It did however, act as the catalyst to blast-off an album full of joyous and sexy tracks that will evoke […]

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“fits” by White Denim – Album Review

From track one on “fits,” it’s obvious White Denim isn’t holding back. They are ripping out the stitches and going their own way. Each song boasts new surprises and a continuously morphing sound. As the album progresses, you can’t quite figure out where they are going or what genre they want to be in, but […]

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“Phosphorescent Blues” by Brazos – Album Review

Just as the cover art for Brazos’ new album is a hodgepodge of watercolor swirls that evoke a whimsical feeling, the sounds captured within are just as lively, assorted and satisfying. The album starts measured and sweet building slowly with fervor and intense hypnotic qualities. Once you start listening, you become enraptured with the multiple […]

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Wires in the Walls – EP Review

Flowing with a charming indie aesthetic, while holding down a bold country swagger, Wires in the Walls is yet another gifted band arising from the City of Angels. Although the four gents are natives to the East Coast, they’ve made a handsome addition to the LA music scene with their unique blend of genres. They’re […]

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