Slipped Discs

Discs You May Have Missed
by John Noyd

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Flowers Forever - Flowers Forever

Flowers Forever - Flowers Forever

Flowers Forever
Flowers Forever
Label: Team Love

Partying with a vengeance, Tilly and the Wall’s Derek Pressnall toss urgent and eclectic thought bombs for a monster block of wild-eyed vaudeville, sonic torpedoes and toreador flourishes. Shouting and soldiering righteously before bouncing along in unconditional whimsy, woozy brass circle sinister syncopation as gypsy sparks collide against prankster jams and shredded regalia.

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Nik Freitas - Sundown

Nik Freitas - Sundown

Nik Freitas
Sundown
Label: Team Love

Friendly, ambling anthems bubbling with simple but sage advice, Freitas’ cavalier tunefulness brings a light on its feet feel to the infectiously sensible, “Sundown.”  Bouncing through life’s brambles, Freitas’ plainly spoken prose and strolling observations buoys the disc’s rambling slice of life approach to battling tar baby heartaches through good-natured level-headedness and easy-going charm.

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Futureheads - This Is Not The World

Futureheads - This Is Not The World

Futureheads
This Is Not The World
Label: Null Records

Hammering home a fun-loving fondness for neo-future pop, Britain’s Futureheads parlay punch-drunk thunder into rigorous riffs, breakneck back-up and jacked-up jitters. “World,” flashes, pounds and twists, lifting New Wave formulas into dance- floor pandemonium – an uncaged roller-coaster of quips, flips and cut to the chase efficiency delivering the goods every time.

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Fujiya & Miyagi - Lightbulbs

Fujiya & Miyagi - Lightbulbs

Fujiya & Miyagi
Lightbulbs
Label: Deaf Dumb and Blind

Switched-on digi-rock swings in glistening grooves and super-agent cool. Quietly enunciating hip, intimate jungle come-ons, “Lightbulbs,” turns machine-tooled algorithms ultra-sexy. Lip-licking lyrics cling to galvanized shotgun funk, cross-wiring prog-Afro punk to cybertronic pop. Bristling precision sneaks, creeps and floats - ticking like a time-bomb, seducing futures through dance-floor politics and patented syncopation.

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Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires

Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires

Friendly Fires
Friendly Fires
Label: XL

An elastic calamity coldcocking ping-pong bass around popcorn jungle percussion - FF’s edgy, pop-disco romances pack plenty of jagged hot flashes, capturing groovy futures beneath neon-saturated satin. Smart and spastic, FF’s new-wave bounce hits the ceiling before landing on the dance floor, swiveling synths and crackling guitars shrieking in slippery hiccups and sputtering funk.

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Fireman - Electric Arguments

Fireman - Electric Arguments

Fireman
Electric Arguments
Label: MPL/ATO Records

Thirteen tracks recorded in thirteen days, experimental joyrides juggle genres in Paul McCartney and Youth’s third collaboration. Reversing TF’s previously faceless techno-ambient stance, “Electric,” is in your face naked hopes and determined demons. Shooting from the hip, the duo produces unglued blues, truly beautiful ballads, country minstrel wisdom, flower-power raves and unabashed busker’s boogie.

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Fritz Helder And The Phantoms - Greatest Hits: Platinum Edition

Fritz Helder And The Phantoms - Greatest Hits: Platinum Edition

Fritz Helder And The Phantoms
Greatest Hits: Platinum Edition
Label: Last Gang Records

Pimping PRINCE, PARLIMENT and PET SHOP BOYS, Fritz’s self-effacing Phantoms’s Euro-tooled glitteraria produces superior haute couture. Ripping shiny robo-disco, “Hits,” parties into mirror-ball mania par excellence, groovin’ to DJ voyeurism, synthetic sexuality complete with answering machine interludes; Fritz’s rapid-fire fun works the runway insidiously replicating a club-crazy night out.

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Fiery Furnaces - I’m Going Away

Fiery Furnaces - I’m Going Away

Fiery Furnaces
I’m Going Away
Label: Thrill Jockey Records

Less erratic, but no less didactic, alt-pop innovators FF jitterbug scat within cantilevered cacophony on the friendly but fidgety, “Going.”  As the unsurpassed iconoclasts challenge and unravel, entire songs go unfractured, bubbling avalanches among crunchy bundles of cool - lurching circuses from the sibling’s bebop locomotion, engaged in play inside inspired jazz eruptions.

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Lita Ford - Wicked Wonderland

Lita Ford - Wicked Wonderland

Lita Ford
Wicked Wonderland
Label: JLRG Entertainment

Hard rock boogie and wicked vixen blues reign over blistering bravado, cannonball caterwauling and tawdry anthems as Lita’s return after an eighteen year absence is a herald of rollicking riffs and stream-lined chaos. Shiny, sweaty, high-octane fun, “Wonderland,” floods the senses, churning a Mad Hatter’s bash into classic come-ons and pyrotechnical aggression.

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Radney Foster And The Confessions - Revival

Radney Foster And The Confessions - Revival

Radney Foster And The Confessions
Revival
Label: Thirty Tigers records

Sage and resolute, hard-won and road-tested; life experience informs Radney’s straight-shooting, textbook tunes. Seeking relief in hindsight enlightenment and soulful regrets, “Revival,” engages and captures, corralling its deeply-felt sympathies beneath level-headed epigrams poured over muscular melodies and rousing choruses. A well-versed honky-tonk pilgrim, Radney rallies true-blue homilies into honest, everyman sentiments.

Radney Foster And The Confessions WebsiteRadney Foster And The Confessions Wiki

Josephine Foster - Graphic As A Star

Josephine Foster - Graphic As A Star

Josephine Foster
Graphic As A Star
Label: Fire Records

Honoring the anachronistic mysteries of American Transcendentalist Emily Dickinson, Foster’s iconoclastic a cappella transforms the poet’s oddly metered stream of consciousness into archaic hymns of ghostly hobo folk. Occasionally accompanied by guitar and harmonica, “Graphic,” coos eloquent testaments to the ability of a single unadorned voice to convey elusive, quietly haunting thoughts.

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Freelance Whales - Weathervanes

Freelance Whales - Weathervanes

Freelance Whales
Weathervanes
Label: Frenchkiss Records

Giddy, twittering glockenspiels and grinning, banjo-picking pirouettes surround whimsical melodies populated by grown-up words. FW’s dreamy waltzes and coy, wide-eyed sentiments overflow in palatable magic - painting smiles on songs about funerals, psychic connections and alternative power sources. Snug, syncopated synthesizers dance among breezy harmonies and child-like choirs as the sunny “Weathervanes,” comforts and chides.

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