The War on Drugs: Slave Ambient (2)
Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Nicolas Jaar: Space is Only Noise
Jason Urick: Husbands
Unknown Mortal Orchestra: s/t
The New Pornographers: Electric Version
It feels strange whenever I listen to one of the New Pornographers' first three albums from beginning to end. I bought all three albums more or less at the same time a few years back, and I've played them on shuffle ever since. Listening to Electric Version sometimes feels weirdly exhausting, despite it containing many of my favorite songs. It is relentlessly upbeat—something they tempered starting with Twin Cinema. As much as I love Electric Version (it's top three, maybe top two for me), it thrives best on a song-by-song basis. The parts are better than the sum.