As a musician, I’m constantly on the lookout for new albums to connect with. This year Joanna Newsom and Murder By Death surprised and stunned me, The National and Arcade Fire both kept me at rapt attention, and Los Campesinos! and Titus Andronicus annihilated me. Yet somehow, nothing could prepare me for what instantly became my favorite album this year: Mines. Menomena don’t just have a great record on their hands—they have a masterpiece.
Posted on August 4, 2010 by Shelley Peckham