100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

William BrittelleTelevision Landscape (New Amsterdam, 7/27/10)

William Brittelle: “Sheena Easton”
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A composer and former frontman of The Blondes, William Brittelle demonstrates the possibilities of pop when filtered through classical instrumentation and progressive song structures.

Television Landscape is only Brittelle’s sophomore effort, but it may prove to be his magnum opus. It’s a concept album based on a “media-saturated, pre-apocalyptic world,” with stated influences ranging from harmony champions The Beach Boys and Animal Collective to impressionist composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy.

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