Everyday Albums of 2010, Broken Bells, Broken Bells

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010.

Danger Mouse is dangerous. Over the last 5 years or so, he’s quickly become one of the hottest producers in the music business, but also a great collaborator. From mashing Jay-Z with the Beatles to Gnarls Barkley to creating Broken Bells with The Shins’ James Mercer, he’s certainly been busy. It’s also been announced that Danger Mouse will be producing the next U2 album which has a lot of potential.
When Broken Bells came out in March (on my birthday) I was impressed with the feel of the album. The first track and the first single, “The High Road”, was released in late 2009 before the album. It got plenty of buzz making the release of the album and shows the feel of the rest of the album.

Lots of sounds coming out in the production of Broken Bells like on “The Ghost Inside.” Normally I drop these videos into my posts just so that you can get a sample of the music, but with this one, you might enjoy some Christina Hendricks.

While the album is phenomenal, I can’t help walking away from it with more of a hunger for another Shins album. Check out “Citizen”, “October”, and “Sailing to Nowhere” for some other samples.
Right now Broken Bells is available at Amazon for just $5! And if you don’t trust my, why not ask these cute british kids?

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