Monday, June 6

Monte's Best Music Of The far.

...So Far
It’s summer, it’s hot, and I don’t like leaving my house during the day in Arizona. So, for those of you that share my sentiment, take a look at some of my favorite albums of the year so far, in the comfort of your cool abode.

Now, I know that there might be some that I have overlooked, however, of the music I have listened to thus far, these have been the standouts. Please feel free to share your favorites as well. Enjoy.

The Kills – Blood Pressures 
Choice Cut: Nail In My Coffin

TV On The Radio – Nine Types of Light 
Choice Cut: Caffeinated Consciousness

Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX - We're New Here
Choice Cut: Running

Adele - 21
Choice Cut: Turning Table

Destroyer – Kaputt 
Choice Cut: Chinatown

Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes 
Choice Cut: I Follow Rivers

Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Choice Cut: Death Rays

Beady Eye – Different Gear, Still Speeding
Choice Cut: Wind Up Dream

The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar 
Choice Cut: I Don’t Want To See You Like This

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues 
Choice Cut: Lorelai

Toro Y Moi – Underneath the Pine 
Choice Cut: Still Sound

Raekwon – Shoalin vs. Wu-Tang 
Choice Cut: Rock N Roll

My Morning Jacket - Circuital
Choice Cut: Holdin' On To Black Metal

Sims – Bad Time Zoo 
Choice Cuts: In My Sleep and Burn It Down

Reks – Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme
Choice Cut: Why Cry

DangerMouse and Daniel Luppi – Rome 
Choice Cut: Two Against One

Okkervil River – I Am Very Far 
Choice Cut: The River

...and on the second stage
Strange, But Good
James Blake – James Blake 
Choice Cut: Limit To Your Love

Playing With Elements, On The Verge Of Discovering A Classic
Lupe Fiasco - Laser
Choice Cuts: The Show Goes On

Dubstep Cats
Rusko – Everyday/Lick The Lizard

Mixtape Kings
Fabolous – The Soul Tape

Country Rebel Queen
Wanda Jackson - The Party Ain't Over
Choice Cut: Thunder On The Mountain

It Might Grow On You, or You Might Hate It
Tyler The Creator – Goblin 
Choice Cut: Yonkers

Late Game Changer
DJ Quik – The Book Of David 
Choice Cut: Killer Dope

Hate To Say It, But I Head Nod
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes 
– Look At Me Now

My Wife’s Favorite, Which I Also Enjoy
Lady Gaga – Born This Way

These albums should get you through the hot summer, the road trip, or a boring afternoon in retreat. Try them out. 

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