Every serious music fan has a list of albums that serve as their litmus test for whether another person has "good taste" in music/is knowledgeable about the "right" bands. This list almost invariably includes albums like Kid A
, Is This It
, Agaetis Byrjun
, and lots of other early 2000s established classics. Despite coming at #10 on Pitchfork's best of the 2000's list
, Since I Left You
by the Avalanches
is one of my litmus test albums that no one else seems to really remember. Released in 2000, the Avalanches haven't released a new album since then though if the slew of new collaboration news is any indication (including today's announcement of plans to work with Danny Brown), our wait may be ending soon.
Since I Left You
supposedly consists of over 3500 vocal samples and remains one of the definitive examples of early 2000's mixing music. It is also perhaps too weird for words, but that's always been part of its charm. Underground hip-hop wunderkind Danny Brown
will be rapping on an entire track of the Avalanche's newest, untitled (and still without an actual release date) album. The new track is called "Frank Sinatra," and Danny Brown joins Jennifer Herrema and Ariel Pink as the artists chosen to work on this highly anticipated album. We've provided the two videos to come from the album in case you never caught these guys ten years ago because their music hasn't aged a day.