I came around to this one a little late. The Big Pink's "A Brief History of Love" came out in September of 2009, and I slept on it til the beginning part of this year. Velvet, a song seemingly about falling in love with a girl in a dream and wondering whether or not to pursue her, is my favorite song from it. It starts like a Knife outtake, adds a heavy dose of shoegaze, and metamorphosizes into some kind of ethereal Eurotrash anthem. Plus, every band needs a girl drummer.