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This is one of the most original pop albums I’ve ever heard.  Very danceable and very fun, all while being music that can be taken seriously.  And Róisín has a very distinct and pretty voice.  Not even gonna recommend this one.  Just gonna say that you should download this album right now.  It’s that good.

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Here’s a split from two of the finest bands around. Ten perfect pop songs. I’ve already said so much about each band, so I don’t think there would be any point in my diving in further.

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Cool album I’ve been getting into lately.  Makes for good background music while you’re playing video games, browsing the internet, or even just putting your feet up.

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One of my absolute favorite bands ever. Started by 16 now 22 year old Kevin Steinhauser. These are some old albums now currently not available for download anywhere and all out of print. Chances are these will never see the light of the day for the rest of time (I don’t think Kevin likes them too much). These albums range from electronic pop-punk to acoustic indie-pop/folk; I’ll mark whichever genre it is, albums will be in band pictures, and some of these might be in MP4. Otherwise, enjoy.

The Lost Levels

Instrumental, Electronic, 8-bit-ish

Math the Band and the Secret of Mystery Island

Electronic, Indie-Pop (includes both electronic and acoustic work) (MP4)

Greatest Hits

Electronic (MP4, no tags, sorry)

Tour De Friends EP

Electronic, Synth-Punk

Love,

Teddy

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Lately I’ve been completely in love with this album.  It’s, to put it simply, perfect.  All of the songs are catchy and the lyrics are some of the best I’ve ever heard.  One of the best to come out of 2008.  Get it.  And then, if you like it, get their other album The Meaning of 8.  Very good band that I can assure you, you haven’t seen the last of on Htbsr.

5.  Colin Hay – American Sunshine

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Colin’s delve into the genre of Country.  He mixes his own personal folk/acoustic pop-rock with the American sound the album is centered around.  Took me longer to get into than his previous, but once I did, it became one of my favorites of the year.

4.  Dan Deacon – Bromst

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Teddy had me download this in an album share we had near the beginning of Summer, and the whole month I listened to it nearly nonstop.  My love for it has died down as of late, but it’s still a great album.

3.  The Envy Corps – Kid Gloves

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One of my favorite EPs of all time (right behind Fionn Regan’s “Hotel Room”).  I ordered a physical copy of this just recently and it was worth every penny.  It shows how far the band has come both lyrically and musically in just one short year after their previous album.

2. Tommy Sparks (Self-Titled)

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One of the great emerging New-Wave artists we’ve seen so much of this year, Tommy Sparks’ debut album is one of the most danceable and catchiest things I’ve ever listened to.  Definitely one of the best 2009 had to offer.

1. The Rumble Strips – Welcome to the Walk Alone

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This album is so good, I can barely listen to their debut anymore.  Every time I put  one of their older songs on, I can’t help but switch to one of their newer ones.  One of the most soulful ska bands I’ve ever heard, “Welcome to the Walk Alone” takes the sound they started with on their first album and takes it to a much grander scale.  Amazing Album.  I encourage you to click on the picture and download it ASAP.

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Now this album is one I have alot of fond childhood memories with.  If you’ve ever listened to the radio around Christmas time, you’ve likely heard Mannheim Steamroller’s highly distinguishable instrumental electronic version of “Deck the Halls”.  This is only one of their amazing transformations of Christmas classics into catchy electronic songs.  Very fun, and great driving music for around the holidays.

EDIT: Added the download link to the album art.  I’m sorry I forgot to do so beforehand.  I’ll try not to let it happen again.

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