We’ve pretty much always had a “top album” list here at Freedubya, but we’ve essentially been doing a more detailed version of it for the past five. Five years. That’s a milestone! Something to reflect on, I suppose. It feels like this list gets weirder and weirder every year, as Williamsburg gets… well, more and more “normal,” via J Crews, Apple Stores and Chipotles. I’m not sure what that says about us? Probably that we’re increasingly contrarian? I’d like to think it’s that we’re more authentic. Such is the time-tested conundrum of the North Brooklyn resident. I guess you, the reader, will be the judge of that. Anyway – peep these albums. We liked ’em a whole lot.
And suddenly we’re hurtling towards mid-October. Whilst Halloween edges nearer, there’s nothing horrific about the quality of options bestowed upon you this weekend – although I won’t blame you if you just want to stay in and watch horror movies instead, ’tis the season!
Kiwi quartet The Beths have released the catchiest and most hook-laden record I’ve heard this year with Future Me Hates Me via Carpark Records. Each band member studied jazz at university, though the record is about as unabashedly power-pop as it gets, it has certainly given them all the chops they could possibly need by the sounds of […]