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The Man In The Gray Flannel SuitFuture Shock


Hey Listeners,

It's the midway point and I thought it might be nice to do a "Best of So Far".  The problem is there is just too much new music.  It's impossible to keep up with.  Alvin Toffler in the late 60's and early 70's studied this phenomenon and coined the phrase "future shock" for the state we are in when we are just overloaded with change and information.  That's how I feel regarding the year's releases to date.  There is just so much music it's impossible to keep up with.  It's a musical overload – too much new music in too short a period.

Many thanks to JJ, Paul, Bill, and Mark and any and everyone else that is reviewing the releases, keeping the shelves updated, and providing a roadmap for the rest of the DJs to find the best of the latest releases.  Tonight's playlist is not exhaustive and it is not my collection of best CDs of the year.  It's simply an overview of the many great releases YTD.  Fasten your seatbelt for the next 6 months.

Click on Read More to see some of 2010's finest.

The Haberdasher

Break the Spell – Gogol Bordello – Trans-Continental Hustle
Smartron – Balkan Beat Box – Blue Eyed Black Boy
Don't Take My Shadow – Kings Go Forth – The Outsiders are Back
Window Shopping – Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – I Learned the Hard Way
The Black Roses – Codeine Velvet Club – Codeine Velvet Club
Three Legged Dog – Harlem – Hippies

Forever – Roky Erickson w/ Okkervil River – True Love Casts Out All Evil
Lingering Still – She & Him – Volume Two
Walls – Shout Out Louds – Work
Bottled in Cork – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Brutalist Bricks
It's Hard To Be Humble (When You're From Alabama) – Phosphorescent – Here's To Taking It Easy

Bap Bap Bap -Polar Bear – Peepers
Drunk Girls – LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
Pie-Eyed Manc – Stanton Moore – Groove Alchemy
Solitude Is Bliss – Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
Hit 'Em Up Style – Carolina Chocolate Drops – Genuine Negro Jig
Roll Away Your Stone – Mumford and Sons – Sigh No More

Get It While You Can -Keller and the Keels – Thief
Sweet Potato Blues – Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three – Riverboat Soul
She's Long Gone – The Black Keys – Brothers
Hijo – Grupo Fantasma – El Existential
Drinkin' Ain't Hard To Do – Hank III – Rebel Within
Peanuts and Popcorn – Happy Lucky Combo – Carnival of Sound
Go Beserk – Mark Sultan – $
Barely Breathing – THe Hold Steady – Heaven  is Whenever

Your Hands (Together) – The New Pornographers – Together
Marlene – Horsehead – Before the Light Breaks
Downtown VCU – Tim Barry – 28th & Stonewall
Cousins – Vampire Weekend – Contra

Scott Ilnicky


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    June 28th, 2010

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