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Movies that are perfectly cast, performed, shot, and edited. Not a hair out of place. They're not necessarily my absolute favorite movies (Kill Bill Vol. 2 is my favorite film, but disqualified due to a minor continuity error), but they ARE without flaws.
- •12 Angry Men
- •Toy Story 3
A fan of the soul-punk band best known for "Hang Me Up to Dry" ranks their albums.
- 1.Loyalty to Loyalty (2008)This album sounds like a flawless live performance captured at a packed jazz club. Every song exudes what's so exciting about the band's chemistry--a controlled whirlwind of seemingly disparate pieces that are hypnotic on their own and explosive when combined. With the exception of the opener, the front half of the album is full of songs best sung at the top of your lungs. The back half is characterized by soulful contemplations that expand time.
- 2.Dear Miss Lonelyhearts (2013)After chasing overproduction and radio-friendly fare in their previous album, the band hit the reset button. They lost their lead guitarist to religion and brought on their longtime sound engineer and ex Modest Mouse-r, Dann Gallucci. In doing so, they struck the right balance between mainstream and decidedly indie. At a solid 10-track set where every song is a strong contender for a single, this is their "In Rainbows" or "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga."
- 3.Robbers and Cowards (2006)Their debut album introduced listeners to Nathan Willett's range of delicate falsetto to soulful wailing over playfully syncopated drum patterns and reverb soaked and soaring guitar riffs. While their unconventional song structures at times cut out the fat and at others felt meandering, they were always uniquely charming. The album could have left some tracks on a B-side, but the quirky rough edges are largely what's endearing about the album.