2. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs: Compelling songwriting, rich compositions, and killer licks. It’s a winner. Anyone who names a song Rococo is awesome.
3. Best Coast, Crazy For You: Syrupy and delicious, sweet-as-pie noise pop. And this California girl LOVES her cat. In sunglasses.
4. The Drums, The Drums: Pretty young things take on classic surf tunes with a wink. I wanna go surfing!!
5. Beach House, Teen Dream: Still frothy and hypnotic as ever, but with real live band this time, adding an interesting backbone to her signature sound.
Arcade Fire, “Rococo”
Best Coast, “Boyfriend”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y40TsOIpuEU&feature=related
The Drums, “Let’s Go Surfing”
Beach House, “Norway”