Saturday Afternoon Music: The xx’s “VCR”

A couple of weeks ago I could not get this song out of my head and I wasn’t upset about it.  One of my favorite earwigs ever and the XX just released a video for it. Their debut album “xx” would have definitely made the best of 2009 list I never got around to compiling. Enjoy.

Posted by Kevin K. on 01/23/10 at 11:27 AM • Permalink

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Yeah, I need you to finish that list.  I need some new music in my life, and your choices seem to be right on every time.  I am, honestly, too lazy to find new stuff on my own.  I can pay you with, say, 150 Deadbeat records if you would like.

I like it especially since it’s on emusic. I need to download 30 songs or lose ‘em before tomorrow so I appreciate these posts and I’d also be happy if you decide to get around to finishing that list. 

Here’s a tip if you’re an emusic customer.  If you click on the “cancel my membership” link, get distracted and then log back in later they’ll offer you a free month as an incentive not to cancel.

Here’s a tip if you’re an emusic customer.  If you click on the “cancel my membership” link, get distracted and then log back in later they’ll offer you a free month as an incentive not to cancel.

Nice tip, Lawngulander. I was with them for a while, but I kept forgetting to use them.  One problem I had with them is that I found out that a comp I got from them (can’t remember which one now) was short three tracks and they didn’t warn you. That was my only complaint with them, though.  Definitely a better value than iTunes.

I signed up a few years ago for 30 songs at $10 and even though that offer is no longer available for new customers, they’re still way cheaper than iTunes.  And you download mp3s instead of Apple’s evil proprietary, DRM protected format.  The only reason I was going to cancel is I’m a dumbass who has forgotten a bunch of times to download before my monthly deadline.  I guess that’s how they make their profit.

iTunes has been DRM free for quite awhile.

Rick, if I had to willy-nilly pick my five favorites of the year, they’d be (in no order):

The xx—XX
Micachu & the Shapes—Jewellery
Neko Case—Middle Cyclone
Dirty Projectors—Bitte Orca
Girls—Album

I’d give honorable mention to albums by Woods, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Califone, Jarvis Cocker, Bill Callahan, Tune-Yards, Sunset Rubdown, Wu-Tang Clan (Chamber Music), and Bibio.

Not a very original list (I didn’t discover anything no one else did), but the top five are solid and Animal Collective/Grizzly Bear-free. I like both of those bands okay, but don’t go ga-ga for them like everyone else. Overall, though, I didn’t think 2009 was an amazing year for music.

BONUS:

Best value of the year (free) would be:
Venable—
Where’s The Happy

The only reason I was going to cancel is I’m a dumbass who has forgotten a bunch of times to download before my monthly deadline.

Yeah, that was my main problem with them (like you, I always forgot).  I thought I heard they allowed you to carryover credits, but I guess not. That’s too bad.

Thanks, Mr. K.  That looks like a good start.  Expect payment.

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