Top 10 ATL Albums of 2010

Oryx and Crake

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Mournful and mysterious, Oryx and Crake’s dark, elegiac songs often seem shrouded in the pale light of dawn’s dim haze. Much like the golden-hued glow of those early morning hours, it’s music that is both quietly intimate and epically grandiose, a seeming contradiction that resolves itself the first time you hear the trembling grace of “Fun Funeral” or the sprawling majesty of “Pretty How Towns.” Matching dusty folk guitars and banjo with programmed beats and experimental electronic flourishes, Oryx + Crake is a well-sculpted work of elegant orchestral-pop and ambient electronica that retains a lush, expansive quality while still remaining deeply personal. This is an album meant for headphones, for closing one’s eyes and allowing the lilting strains of its melancholic beauty to send you drifting into oblivion.

Stream and Download: Oryx and Crake – “Fun Funeral”

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