Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for April 27-May 3

Categories: Moving Units
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No confirmation if Caribou's album title is a nod to Surfer Blood
In our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records  graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases flying out of his store each week.

Hole is officially back. And, er, so is Caribou. Sure, it has been 12 years since the release of Hole's hit album Celebrity Skin, but in that time, Courtney Love has managed to become just as famous for her typo-filled rants on MySpace as any music she ever created. History will be the judge, and we'll be there at the Fillmore in July to watch whatever the hell she decides to do. Caribou, on the other hand, released the Polaris-winning Andorra in 2007. Three years was long enough to wait for more from the electro-pop artist born Dan Snaith, who basically lets his catchy melodies do the talking. Swim stays on the path to sweetness.

Read Ramirez's punctuation-heavy musings on this week's releases after the jump.

Radio-Active's Top 5 Releases for April 27-May 3:
1. Caribou - Swim (Merge)

2. Hole - Nobody's Daughter (Mercury/Island Def Jam) "Hole at number 2?!? You read it correctly. That was a shocker and I won't be surprised if they (she) sells out The Fillmore this summer."
 
3. Young Jazz Rebels - Slave Riot (Stones Throw) ""Slave Riot" is yet another entry into the Madlib canon; quite possibly his most adventurous jazz record yet!"

4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (Parlophone/Virgin) "The Gorillaz are still selling at a brisk pace but where's the vinyl???"

5. Starkey - Ear Drums And Black Holes (Planet Mu)

Which albums will we be talking about next week?
"Huge anticipation for the new Broken Social Scene LP, Forgiveness Rock Record (Arts & Crafts). Honorable mentions also due include the Hold Steady's Heaven is Whenever (Vagrant), Minus the Bear's Omni (Dangerbird), Flying Lotus' Cosmogramma (Warp), and the New Pornographers' Together (Matador)! Free bonus 45 with the purchase of the New Pornographers LP while supplies last at Radio-Active!"

Archive:
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for March 2-8
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for March 9-15
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for March 16-22
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for March 23-29
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for March 30-April 5
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for April 6-12
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for April 13-19
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for April 20-26


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