We have counted down five of the best albums of 2010 per Producer and Musician David Beans. Now, we cross the threshold to numbers four and five. Beans reviews the latest releases by LCD Soundsystem and The National:
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (Link a la versión español aqui:http://cucharasonica.com/2010/04/download-lcd-soundsystem-this-is-happening)
LCD Soundsystem is mostly compromised of James Murphy from DFA Records. If you want uplifting and moving disco rock, this is it. Past records have been more electronic and this record aimed for live instrumentation. Consequently, this is their best work to date. A record with legitimate lyrical content, a rhythm to swing with and vocals that just make sense (leaving the bullshit aside), it sticks with you.
Recommended Track: 'All I Want'
The National - High Violet* (Español: http://cucharasonica.com/2010/05/resena-high-violet-the-national)
The National is my favorite American Rock band. Fair warning, the lyrics are not to the point, the songs are melancholy and Matt Beringer's vocals are about as low as Johnny Cash following a night of whiskey. This is a record that, with the right amount of patience and understanding, will provide a soundtrack to those confusing thoughts on loss, regret and discovery. They possess some of the greatest musical organization and arrangements you'll ever hear in a rock format.
Recommended Track: 'Bloodbuzz Ohio'