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23 November 2010

Top 5 Records of the Week.

Welcome to another installment of When The Sun Hits' weekly obsessions. Old or new, we post our top 5 records each week, spotlighting what we've had on constant rotation. It's a great way to give old and new bands exposure, plus we just like making lists, because we are music nerds like that. Sometimes we feature straight up shoegaze/dream pop, sometimes it's what we consider to be proto-shoegaze, sometimes we just do whatever the hell we want - any way you slice it, you get a list of 10 records every week that we think are awesome, influential, and deserving of turning the volume up to 10.

We've archived all of the previous weeks for your browsing enjoyment, which you can find in the right side bar, if you're curious about such things.

*Danny's Top 5 Records of the Week*

1. Springhouse. Landfalls. Caroline Records. (1991)

2. The Jesus & Mary Chain. Honey's Dead. Blanco y Negro. (1992)

3. The Dandy Warhols. Dandys Rule OK. Tim/Kerr Records. (1995)

4. Bliss.City.East. Exposition. Self Released. (2010)

5. The Church. Gold Afternoon Fix. Arista. (1990)

*Amber's Top 5 Records of the Week*

1. Starflyer 59. Gold. Tooth & Nail. (1995)

2. Silver Apples. Contact. Kapp Records. (1969)

3. 800beloved. Everything Purple. Moodgadget/Self released.

4. Love Culture. Aquamarine EP. Self Released. (2010)

5. Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd. Music From The Film Mysterious Skin. Rykodisc. (2005)

Bliss.City.East. The Sun is Cold.

800beloved. Everything Purple.


  1. sesame street rules.November 23, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    OMG SF59! I haven't heard that shit since high school! JAM!

  2. That track from Bliss.City.East just melts me...

  3. and ps jim, we appreciate your enthusiasm and support. you are one of our kindred gazer spirits!

    shoegazers of the world, unite and take over! :)