The Smallternative: Small Albums’ Top 10 For May
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Small Albums is our friendly neighborhood “Ant on Helium writing Music Reviews.” Look all we know is, they have great taste and write fun insightful reviews in a single line. So of course we brought them in to do a column on our site called The Smallternative where they can do what they do best, recommend music.
Below are 10 of Small Albums favorite records along with a review in their minimalist style. Enjoy.
John Andrews and the Yawns – Cookbook
Driving a pickup truck made of bubbles across a landscape of warm blankets with hills and no valleys.
Whiner – Peace Out Cruel World
The friction of socks with holes on gray carpet inside of a long restaurant pepper grinder.
Milly – Wish Goes On
The yellowed front porch light keeps the bricks and the milk box company through the night.
CHAI – WINK
An island carried by birds from a candy moon through the doorway to a future where everyone relives the best parts of the recent past.
Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victim
A mirror with a hole in the middle where bursts of volcanic wind move through and shift objects in the room.
Good Sleepy – everysinglelittlebit
A garden spider dives into a rectangle shaped web in a pan that’s still hot from the polished silver stovetop.
toe – DOKU-EN-KAI
Pour 10 boxes of puzzle pieces into the sea and watch as they form into a giant creature no one knew still existed.
Coffee Time – O’ Three Eleven
The eyes of the day are slowly blinking as the purple of the evening moves in.
Saltlick – Here At The Start
A small sculpture of a shaky hand at the bottom of a half full aquarium.
PACKS – Take The Cake
Someone scribbled a note on the sole of the shoe, but they were left in a light overnight rain and the words ran into the concrete.
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