Music Genre: Pop

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Eef Barzelay
Michelle
4

I'm really digging this.

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Dear Loney
Michelle
5

More Swedish pop that makes me swoon.

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M Ward
Michelle
4

Very enjoyable blend of folk and blues, and help from Neko Case doesn't hurt.

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Rosebuds (Musical group)
Michelle
3

Fun dance music that may take you back to the alternative music of the 80s.

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Arcade Fire (Musical group)
Michelle
4

Driving rhythms and pure rock goodness.

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Michelle
4

Need a little pick me up? I remember why I loved this movie so much now. Spunky.

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Tokyo Police Club
angela
3

You can listen to the whole EP in less than 20 minutes, but this is delirious and enthralling indie rock that I can't get out of my head long after those 20 minutes are over. Tokyo Police Club is "like a swift kick in the pants followed by a raucous dance party" or so says their bio. Can't get...

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Neutral Milk Hotel (Musical group)
Michelle
4

Anne Frank, lots of nonsense, and The King of Carrot Flowers. Need I say more?

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Jenny Lewis
Michelle
4

At first I thought Jenny was some kind of cool gospel singer and then I really listened to the words. Huh. Very original lyrics and a soulful twangy voice.

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Wilco (Musical group)
Michelle
4

Is this Wilco? Sounds like they are back from whence they came and it's great, strange, but great, and it grows on you, which is always fun.

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Annie
angela
3

Bubblegum pop at its finest from Norway's Annie. The highlight for me was the silly and fun "Chewing Gum" where she tells it like it is: "I don't want to settle down, I just wanna have fun. I don't want to settle down, I just wanna chew gum."

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Devendra Banhart
Michelle
4

I'm not sure how to describe this. It's irritating and then you love it. If I lived in China I'd have some Chinese children...

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Erin McKeown
Michelle
4

McKeown's unique voice - lyrics and tunes - will leave you wanting more.

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Mountain Goats (Musical group)
Michelle
4

Alternately melancholic and humorous, these raw lyrics and melodies haunt me.

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Starlight Mints (Musical group)
Michelle
3

Tell me you don't like the dreamy song, The Killer.

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Joanna Newsom
Michelle
4

Not sure how to describe this but jolting and lovely. Joanna sings and plays the harp. Peach, plum, pear.

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Thom Yorke
Michelle
5

Yorke's first solo album has a real album feel to it with nine melancholic tracks blending and blurring together into a whole. It's a good backdrop for a gloomy day.

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Pretenders (Musical group)
Michelle
3

It's about time. This four-disc compilation of remastered hits and previously unreleased tunes demonstrates the timelessness of this music, particularly Chrissie Hynde's punk swagger and vocals.

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Neil Young
Michelle
3

I still don't know how a song called Let's Impeach the President could be so damned catchy. Rock on, old man. Someone had to say it.

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Sigur Rós (Musical group)
Michelle
5

On many 2005 Top 10 lists including some here at the Library, this is a must hear, dramatic and lovely.

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Dirty Three (Musical group)
Michelle
4

Mostly instrumental, mostly melancholic, somewhat mesmerizing, modern and classic.

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Death Cab for Cutie
angela
4

Musical poetry that I can listen to again and again. If you don't like it the first time, give it another listen, this one will grow on you.

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Nouvelle Vague
angela
5

"Nouvelle Vague" means "New Wave" in French and "Bossa Nova" in Portuguese. The idea behind the album was to take post-punk era songs from bands like The Clash, Joy Division and The Dead Kennedys and remake them in a bossa nova style. But it gets better--the young European singers performing the...

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Michelle
4

Music from the HBO series, Six Feet Under - just a small sampling of the many excellent tunes on TV's best show.

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1972- Cat Power
Michelle
5

Cat Power's plaintive musings resonate deeply, particularly if you are melancholy. She is one of a kind.