As if you even care at all?
In my opinion ghostface is the king of new york and he proves it with his harsh and fast delivery, clever wordplay that almost plays out like scenes from a mobster movie. sure nas and jay-z are superb rappers, but i don't think they can hold a candle to ironmans writing and dope slanging tales. this album doesn't feature RZA production and four tracks are by Doom. He sounds much fresher working with new producers. A must buy.
Ted Leo+Pharmacists- Shake The Sheets
I wouldn't consider it power pop and it definitely isn't post punk. Post rock maybe? No real words to describe it other than well written songs with infectious melodies and guitars. It definitely rocks.
The Fall Troy-Doppleganger
they are on equal vision records and i usually don't like those types of bands, but the fall of troy bring it. it is not all screaming and some of the choruses come off as being catchy, which is a good thing in my book. they only have one guitarist but sometimes it sounds like there are two.
I don't like reviewing music so much, so I will list the rest of what I have been listening to. Listen to it and let the music speak for itself.
Matt Pond PA- Several Arrows Later
Nick Drake- Pink Moon
Brand New- New Demos (excellent)
Oasis- The Masterplan (An album of b sides and rarities but there are a few standout tracks such as acquiesce and talk tonight, plus a few others
Atmosphere- You can't imagine how much fun we're having
Beastie Boys- Paul's Botique (A classic and maybe one of the best hip hop albums of the eighties)
The Decemberists- Picaresque (Can I ever stop listening to this?)
Elliott Smith- Either Or/XO/ Good Will Hunting
Silver Jews- Tanglewood Numbers
The Fiery Furnaces- Rehearsing My Choir