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The Zoom-Zoom Award

By Dom Sinacola | 18 December 2008

The Ruby Suns
Sea Lion
(Sub Pop; 2008)

Forget Microsoft—and remember Moby’s a joke—every track from Sea Lion should be licensed to Mazda. What whispers of going zoom-zoom better than untamed vistas of rock crags and Technicolor, better than cut-off shorts and big gulps of exoticized manifest destiny? Take heed, McPhun, and remember who sent you when you’re carting those elephant thighs, pulsing with savage gesture, all the way to the bank.

Of special notice is El Gunicho’s Alegranza!, ineligible for runner up status because it was released in mother-fucking 2007.