Saturday, December 18, 2010

Decatur CD's Favorite Music of 2010

Year-end lists! Everybody's doing it, and we're no exception. Here's our favorite musical stuff from the year. Enjoy, and let us know your favorites in the comments.

Warren's 12 Albums of Christmas (Even Though There are 13 of Them and None of Them Have Anything to Do With Christmas)
Arcade Fire - Suburbs
Alejandro Escovedo - Street Songs of Love
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine Negro Jig
Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love
Grinderman II
Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi [Editor: "This came out in 2009!" Warren: "I don't care!"]
Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
Phosphorescent - Here's to Taking it Easy
Georgia Fireflies - Where Do the Birds Go? (local)
The Vaselines - Sex With an X
Oryx + Crake - s/t (local)

Warren's Favorite Shows of 2010
1. Richard Thompson @ Variety Playhouse
2. Grinderman @ Variety Playhouse
3. Chatham County Line @ Eddie's Attic
4. Rosanne Cash reading @ Agnes Scott
5. Arcade Fire/Spoon @ that amphitheatre that's a million miles away
6. The Vaselines @ The EARL

Eliot's Top 10 Releases of 2010
1. The Choosers - Christine b/w I Can't Stop (Pop 'n' Roll)
2. The Endtables - s/t 12" (RE - Drag City)
3. The Eat - Communist Radio b/w Catholic BOys (RE - Last Laugh)
4. The Germs - Live at the Starwood CD (Rhino Handmade)
5. T. Rex - The Slider LP (RE - Fat Possum)
6. Protex - Strange Obsessions LP (Sing Sing)
7. Ex-Humans - s/t LP (Rob's House)
8. The Normals - Almost Ready b/w Hardcore (RE - Last Laugh)
9. Gentleman Jesse - You've Got the Wrong Man b/w Stubborn Ghost (HoZac)
10. The Plimsouls - Live! Beg, Barrow & Steal (Alive!)

Twenty One Artists (Plus One Compilation) Who Put Out Albums in 2010 That Austin Thinks You Should Check Out, Listed in Rough Order of Preference

LCD Soundsystem


Florida's Dying Party Platter

Justin Townes Earle






Magic Kids

Black Tusk


White Wires

Big Boi

The Vaselines

Titus Andronicus

The Strange Boys

The LimiƱanas


Ty Segall


Cee-Lo Green


Happy 7th Anniversary to Us!

We're celebrating today. You should come celebrate with us! Here are the details from the latest DCD Newsletter:


During all the hustle and bustle and whatnot of the encroaching holiday season, we up and totally forgot to celebrate our anniversary. So, this very Saturday, we take note of The 7th Anniversary Time Forgot. Of course, by "Time," we mean "Decatur CD," but that's just splitting hairs, right? Right. Anyway, where were we? Ah yes. Our thinking is, what the hell? Let's have some beer. That's what we usually think, so it seems only fitting to make it the theme of Saturday's forgotten anniversary party. Come get out of the cold and have a cold one on us. Bring us some little cakes while you're at it. And candles! Don't skimp on the candles! We kid, but if you bring cake, we'll definitely eat it.

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Monday, December 06, 2010

New. Release. Tuesday.

We're getting down to the final moments of 2010, which never means good things for the flood of new releases hitting good old DCD's shelves. Oh, but! This week makes up with quality what it lacks in quantity. Have a look and let us know what you need:

Tron (soundtrack by Daft Punk)
Jonathan Richman
Nine Inch Nails (Pretty Hate Machine reissue)
Fairport Convention (Live at the Marlowe Theatre)
Get Low (soundtrack)
...and more!