The Tryout: AAAAAAAHT&T
I wrote my whole Tryout entry and then my internet died and caused Safari to crash yet again. AT&T internet has been a disaster ever since I got back from Vegas. Very annoying. Annoying but not much of a loss because I wasn't really in love with any of the newish albums. Julian Casablancas, Regina Spektor (I'm way behind on this one, I know), Real Estate, and a few other bands have albums that, while good, just didn't do it for me. They were the types of albums that you might like to hear on the radio but would probably skip on your IPod.
In the end, I've decided to go with Splonge's new album as The Tryout. It's a very interesting listen; not sure if I'll ever care to listen to it again but it's worth at least one go 'round. Port O'Brien has still been holding down my attention although I think that the XX album is once again going to take over my IPod. It's an album that I listen to, like, but then move on from. But every time I go back to listen, I wonder why I stopped listening to it. Quality record.