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[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]


 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]


 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum

Name: Ari Shapiro

Position: LAS Contributor

Location: Tuscon, AZ

Biography: A staff writer for LAS, Ari Shapiro mixes up unique and healthy smoothies at XOOM, the little drink shack that could. Before starting up Xoom Juice in Tucson, the fixed gear fanatic launched the Zoic cycling gear brand in San Francisco, California. In the event Shapiro should become marooned on a desert island, please FedEx the following as soon as possible:

.: Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.
.: Arcade Fire's Funeral.
.: Pavement's catalogue from Slanted & Enchanted thru Terror Twilight.
.: Leonard Bernstein's Mahler Symphony 1 and Beethoven Symphonies 5 thru 9.
.: Miles Davis' Kind of Blue
.: David Cross doing Shut Up You F*cking Baby!,
.: Radiohead's The Bends.
.: Seasons 2 thru 9 of Seinfeld.
.: The Wrens' Meadowlands.
.: Every Coen Brothers film.
.: Neutral Milk Hotel's On Avery Island.
.: And a portable DVD player with headphones, along with some way to power it. Maybe one of those little hand-cranked generator dealies.
.: Do NOT send Cast Away (and on second thought, use UPS).

Homepage: http://www.xoomjuice.com

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