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This is without a doubt the best shoegaze/dreampop album I have heard in a long time. Unfortunately, there are no tracks off this album on Youtube. If you’re a fan of this genre, and my other shoegazey uploads, definitely get this one. You will not be disappointed.

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This album is really weird and I honestly can’t think of a way to describe the genre at all. The vocals are very epic and almost ‘chanting’ at times, and the instrumental segments go from droney guitar solos to enchanting indie pop riffs. Honestly, just listen to the Youtube link, and if you like it, download the album. I’m not doing the album any justice with my half-assed description.

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S is the solo project of Jen Ghetto, co-founder of the incredible Seattle band Carissa’s Wierd. In her solo work, she writes largely the same kind of music that Carissa’s Wierd was famous for, depressing indie rock with lots of orchestral influences. When she’s on her own, her recording is much more lo-fi and acoustic, but the general sound is still there. She also throws in more electronic influences in her solo work, which works out very well.

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Last Friday, I went to an Aquabats show at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. It was an awesome show, I would definitely recommend going great lengths to see them perform. After the show, they were handing out free CDs to everyone. To my knowledge, this was the first show they were handing out these CDs at. The CD simply contains two Christmas songs, both of which don’t even hit the two-minute mark. I would have uploaded this sooner but my CD drive was broken and I couldn’t rip it. It’s definitely not going to last you very long, but any Aquabats fan will find it well worth the listen. Enjoy.


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Cheapest copy of this was on Amazon for $120, so I’ll just go ahead and exclude the buy link.

“Christmas in the Stars is without question one of the most beautiful concept albums of the 90s. Based upon George Lucas’s ‘Star Wars’ universe, it portrays a group of droids laboring under the mysterious crimelord named ‘S. Claus’. They are laboring to produce toys for toddlers, establishing a very humanitarian approach to such a grim topic of nonconsensual robotic slave labor. It flawlessly blends anthemic holiday songs with a hint of 80s new-wave and GY!BE-era post-rock, delivering the most unique experience ever, besides Radiohead. No other album of the decade quite captures this same feeling. Except Radiohead. 11/10”
Pitchfork Media


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I’ll just leave this here. Impress your friends.


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One of the catchiest soundtracks to one of the best Christmas specials ever. If you’ve seen the movie, download this. If you haven’t, go watch it then download this. Nothing else to really say about it.