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Beirut – The Rip Tide

July 27, 2011

There is a wide variety of music that finds it’s way into heavy rotation on the bike shop stereo.  Of the many genres, subgenres, and sub-subgenres that are represented on any given day, a large portion of the sounds could be easily lumped into the broad category of “Unlistenable by Socially Well-Adjusted Citizens”: black metal, psychedelia, mash ups, screw music, harsh noise, etc.

In spite of these aural tendencies, Beirut has somehow found a prominent place on the charts.  Beirut is on the other end of the spectrum: tonal, rhythmic, and downright enjoyable.  Their new album, The Rip Tide, has hardly any of the suicidal undercurrent that I usually look for in pop music.  Most enjoyable and easily one of my favorites albums of the year.

And, they make supercool videos:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom Roche permalink
    July 27, 2011 10:26 am

    admit it, you’re Just A Mellow Dude


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