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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Album of the Month: April2007

The Winner
Bright Eyes: "Cassadaga"

This actually a bit harder of a decision than you might think. True, the rating of an album largely determines how 'good' I believe the album to be. However, I also rate based on artistic value, long-term listenability, and level of genius involved. So just because Charlotte Gainsbourg technically got a higher score than Conor Oberst et al does not mean that she gets my Album of the Month honors. No, sadly that honor is still reserved for Bright Eyes. Her album is fantastic, thus warranting the higher rating, but I believe "Cassadaga" to be a better album right now. The novelty and greatness of the album may wear off over time, and it's highly likely that you'll find "5:55" at the end of the year. But for right now, there was no better album to release in April than Bright Eyes' masterpiece. Deal with it.

Runner Up:
Charlotte Gainsbourg: "5:55"

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