M&T Best Albums of 2010: #2

#2. Local Natives- Gorilla Manor

The Maimed and Tamed crew were lucky enough to see Local Natives perform Gorilla Manor twice in 2010, once at Bonnaroo and once at The Middle East in Boston.  They just bring so much to the table, great percussion, great harmony, snappy/catchy songs, and absolutely electric energy.  Every single song on this album has been stuck in my head at one point in time, for instance, the morning after seeing them in Boston, I woke up singing the guitar part to “Sun Hands” and scared the hell out of my Nana, she thought I was possessed.  This is one of those instant classic albums that has a little something for everyone.  “Wide Eyes” has your awesome percussion, “Airplanes” and “World News” are your catchy radio singles, “Sun Hands” is your epic build-up to absolute rock-out, “Cubism Dream” is your sweet finger-pickin’ love song, and you even get a Talking Heads cover song in “Warning Sign.”  We’re looking forward to some more great stuff from the Natives in the future, hopefully they will make another Bonnaroo appearance this year.

P.S. you gotta love bands that rock sweeeet mustaches

Posted on by doucebox in Best of 2010

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