Joel Petersen is Broken Spindles, one of
those effortlessly brilliant musical acts that straddle the line between
electronic music and full-fledged pop. With releases on Tiger Style and
Saddle Creek – as well as a spot on The Faint's line-up, Petersen has
built himself an impressive array of credentials during his tenure on the
scene. His unique amalgams of unconventional whimsy and crisply-designed
melody have the propensity to hook even the most cold-hearted of
listeners. Just make sure to use headphones.
Petersen took some time out of his day to
write up this list of Ten Crucial Albums, culling a wide array of the old
and new. Read on and listen up.
here are ten crucial records in my opinion in no particular order:
sonic youth - sister
super dark and creepy. a unique and specific recording. timely and
radiohead - in rainbows
they took a lot of chances with this one and it paid off. it really
sounds like they are making this record for themselves and i love that.
quicksand - slip
my favorite rock album of all time and somehow they made that clicky
heavy metal drum sound totally work. riffs!
my bloody valentine - loveless
i can't tell you how many times i have listened to this album, and i
still get excited to hear it every time. this album changed music.
the beatles - all albums
the best written and smartest pop songs of all time.
fugazi - red medicine
this is when post punk got a bit more artsy and i love it. fugazi write
some of the best song arrangements around and this album really showcases
pj harvey - is this desire?
she is a total bad ass. this album rules because it seems all the
bullshit was stripped away. everything is important and nothing is wasted.
magnetic fields - i
amazing voice and equally amazing songs with clean simple production.
lockgroove - calm right down
i don't think anyone has heard of this group but i listen to them
pretty much every time i mow my lawn.
nirvana - nevermind
typical, i know. but seriously this is a really, really great album.
these lists are funny, i think if i made one in a few months from
now, it would be totally different.
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