What? You still listen to THAT album? That record is so 2004! Well, that’s okay, because we really like that one too, which is why we decided to come up with a list of our favorite albums of the last decade (2000-2009). Sure, these might not be YOUR favorite records, or the most critically acclaimed, but we sat down and really thought out every record from the past ten years that we keep coming back to in our collections. You’re likely to disagree with some of these, and we won’t tell you we’re absolutely right we just know that these happen to be OUR favorites. If you think we totally blew it here, feel free to tell us so, but be nice, as our egos are kind of fragile. Follow the jump for more.
Sorry for the double up on Daytrotter posts this week, but damnit we can’t not post when Matt Pryor records a session. We talk about Matt and his work in and outside of GUK and New Amsterdams on our site constantly, so you all know we love the guy. Hell we even interviewed him a while back! Enough rambling, check out the awesome session with songs from Matt’s debut solo record Confidence Man plus this unreleased track “Your Look Gave You Away”.[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/matt-pryor-your-look-gave-you-away.mp3]
Download: Matt Pryor – Your Look Gave You Away [MP3]
Matt Pryor has evolved quite a bit to get to where he is now. Would you have believed me 10 years ago if I told you he’d be playing shows armed only with an acoustic guitar? Most of the vagrant punk followers would accuse you of mistaken identity and slap you around a bit. Believe it or not you old Get Up Kids die hards, that’s what Matt Pryor is all about nowadays. He went to being a pioneer in the pop-punk world to now being an extremely solid singer song writer who still inspires the young and old.
Show review and pictures after the jump
Admittedly, I was way into that new-Emo that came out of Lawrence back in 1997. I was hopelessly devoted to The Get Up Kids, and traveled to see them over a dozen times. I followed Matt Pryor, the lead singer, onto his New Amsterdams project. Now, he has a solo release, done completely on his own. I couldn’t be more excited. It comes out July 29th on Vagrant. You can listen to the album Confidence Man at Matt’s MySpace page.