Today I picked up Feist, Cher and Katy Perry today from the library. Perhaps I needed a female perspective this fine day.
Also, last week I was out and heard some live blues music. It was alright, the music that is, and we didn’t know who was going to play but it wasn’t bad really. Although, the instruments were kind of loud and it drowned out the singer from time to time.
Two VERY different artists but I bought them at a local record store and I am enjoying them.
I’ve always loved Don Henley’s voice and I love that Gotye song, Somebody That I Used to Know...
I recently got the following four albums and I am super stoked about them.
Alison Krauss and Union Station – Paper Airplane Her voice is like an angel and the bluegrass is outstanding. ALWAYS.
Arcade Fire – Arcade Fire First album-absolutely superb.
Band of Horses – Infinite Arms Growing on me and I love it. Loved their last album.
The Decemberists – The King is Dead Quite good but a departure from their previous albums in tone and even lyrics wise. VG.
This new band was a Jimmy Fallon a few weeks back and they were amazing live! They were so energetic that it was infectious. They have a little bit of a Vampire Weekend vibe but more “beachy”. The girl’s voice is raspy and I rather like that. I vowed to find the album.
So now I have it and I think being confined to a studio, takes some of that magic away from them but I do like the album quite a bit. It’s starting to grow on me :)
I’m glad I bought a new band’s album and tried something new.
SERIOUSLY! They put on SUCH an awesome show! They were amazing, they were energetic, fun, smart, played oh so well and really seemed to love being here. My cousin and I had the top row of the place but there was not a bad seat at all in the venue. It was SO awesome and SO very cool!
There was man there who looked just my love and it distracted me all night though. That was the worst part of the evening. Thinking of him again:(
I will be seeing Airborne Toxic Event next week with my cousin for her birthday and THEN in August my favoritist band, Death Cab For Cutie!
I am SUPER STOKED! I just love live music. One year, about 5 years ago or so, I must have seen about a dozen concerts, and nearly a third of them for free! It was a great year :)
Okay, okay, this isn’t new or different for me, but it’s a new album. It’s more “poppy” and electric than some of their more recent work so it’s a change for them slightly. I think I’d love DCFC no matter what so, anyhow…
It came out yesterday and I got it today and I already love it. God bless that Ben Gibbard
I totally love this album by Arcade Fire too. My favorites are
-Crown Of Thornes
-Neighborhood #3(Power Out)
-In the Backseat
I recently bought these 2 albums and I simply cannot get enough of them. Here’s my attempt at being a music critic. Hee hee…
Adele’s sophmore album is a successful transition from 19 in it’s sweeping lyrics, throw back-vibe-but-feels-alive melodies and her radiant voice. She co-writes all but one song, her cover of Lovesong by The Cure, which I feel is the weakest link on this album that is full of winners like the single “Rolling in the Deep”, “Someone Like You” and “Turning Tables”. Adele seems to be growing not just as a musical presence but maybe in her own life and at such a young age, many of the lyrics are tender and ring true about love loss, heartbreak and wrenching moments in life for some of us who have a few more years on her.
Cold War KidsMine is Yours
Cold War Kids are still a fairly new presence in the indie world and with bands like Arcade Fire and Mumford and Sons gaining the limelight and a little momentum, the Cold War Kids could ride in on that wave as well. This album is full of hope, love, happiness and a realism in the form of relationships having some cracks on the surface . This album’s highlights are “Skip the Charades”, “Finally Begin”, “Louder Than Ever”, “Bulldozer” and the lead track, “Mine is Yours”.
My love has grown and GROWN for this group. The Suburbs is totally epic and I can’t wait to delve more into their old stuff. The Funeral here I come…