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1. Washed Out: Amor Fati
2. Bon Iver: Perth
3. Austra: Beat and the Pulse
4. The Horrors: Still Life
5. Arctic Monkeys: That’s Where You’re Wrong
6. Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi: Roman Blue
7. Cat’s Eyes: Over You
8. Junior Boys: Itchy Fingers
9. Pixies: River Euphrates
10. OMD: Enola Gay
11. Kraftwerk: Autobahn
Back again with my fave tunes of June-August 2011.
Highlights include neo-shoegazers Washed Out’s tribute to Nietszche (“Amor Fati” means “love your fate”, the key to being an übermensch, apparently); the mind-blowingly brilliant Austra; Arctic Monkeys’ tribute to New Order; and a slightly below form Junior Boys but we’ll let them off this time.
Also a genuflection and tip of the hat to Domino, all of the aforementioned artists being on the label in some shape or form. Pure genius.
As is Danger Mouse’s latest venture, “Rome”: like a western meets Moon Safari.
Not forgetting oldies but goodies: “Surfa Rosa” has turned out to be an amazing jogging anthem; and the other day my 4 year-old told me “Autobahn” was “really beautiful.” Bless!
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PS: special thanks to Marisol for enabling the past few months’ music discovery ;)