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The Needle Drop: 04-03-10
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Post-punk, experimental electronica, and a rock album based on the American Civil War


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57:07 minutes (56.72 MB)
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This week on The Needle Drop, the UK post-punk trio Let's Wrestle makes their US debut with a new album. In the Court of the Wrestling Let's is an assembly of new tracks and rerecorded favorites from past releases. Like their name suggests, Let's Wrestle comes across pretty rowdy, but their hooks are extremely calculated and well-written. Some attitude, some swagger, some sophomoric charm: What's not to like?

We've got new tracks from the National and Tobacco; plus, Titus Andronicus' new album The Monitor. Titus takes the sweaty, feral, punk-fueled sounds of their first album, but applies them to the most unlikely album concept: the American Civil War.


  • Let's Wrestle- I Won't Lie To You
  • Let's Wrestle- Tanks
  • Let's Wrestle- Insects
  • Pete & The Pirates- Jennifer
  • Let's Wrestle- We Are The Men You'll Grow To Love Soon
  • The National- Bloodbuzz Ohio
  • Tobacco- Sweatmother
  • Jamaica- I Think I Like U 2
  • The Tallest Man On Earth- Burden of Tomorrow
  • Autechre- Qplay
  • Titus Andronicus- A More Perfect Union
  • Titus Andronicus- ...And Ever
  • Titus Andronicus- To Old Friends and New

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