New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast devastated by Hurricane Katrina has become nothing more than an afterthought since the fickle attention of the rest of the country has shifted to more pressing matters like celebrity rehab. Public shock and outrage dissipated as soon as the cameras were turned off, packed up and moved away. I am just as guilty, otherwise I would be blogging about this everyday instead of music. Trust me, if you haven't actually been to the area since the disaster, you cannot have any appreciation for the scale and scope of the destruction.
But Black Holes and Revelations is the gift that just keeps on giving. On the other hand, unlike ELP or any other number of prog-rock bands of the 70s who took a swan dive into their own assholes with their over-read but under-comprehended ambitions, Muse figured out that along with all your old-school SF reading, you actually have to write sharp, smart pop songs that people can jerk their bodies around to.
And as they say, that makes all the difference. But they commit to it, you know? For now, yeah, this works for me big.
Folks, I have a really embarrassing crush on Regina Spektor, partly because I have a notable weakness for smart and pretty Russian Jewish girls anyway just ask my college girlfriend.
These songs were actually useful for me, because they were on topic with what I was trying to write, and at some points, what I was having difficulty getting out. For all that I do confess a mild exasperation with Spektor, in that I think she settles for cleverness at times where I think she should be aiming for something else.
The artist Spektor reminds me a bit of is Jane Siberrywho made a series of emotionally complex but fragmentary and imperfect albums, and then got it all together and knocked it out of the park with When I Was a Boywhich is a devastatingly gorgeous meditation on life and death that I think is one of the best albums of the s.
In the meantime Begin to Hope is still one of my two favorite albums ofwhich should suggest what I think I have to look forward to from Spektor.
What music did you love in ? I yearn to purchase new music! Also, of course, if you check out this stuff and these artists and like them, then you should buy the albums.
You guys know how I feel about these things.DROWNED IN SOUND: “Write About Love is a well crafted, very listenable album, one that sees Belle and Sebastian ditch the qualities of their music that were starting to cloy without totally jettisoning the old charm.”.
Belle and Sebastian Write about Love (also known informally as Write about Love) is the eighth studio album by indie-pop group Belle and Sebastian released on 11 October The album is the second collaboration between Belle and Sebastian and Tony Hoffer, who produced their previous album, The Life Pursuit.
- Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit - I pretty much consider Belle and Sebastian's If You're Feling Sinister to be the best album of the nineties, but this is a very worthy 21st centuy follow-up.
Oct 07, · Album: Write about love.
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Write About Love is a grower-- the sort of record you need to play repeatedly, listening to how it fits together, before it can really ingratiate itself. Belle and Sebastian .
interviews The Flaming Lips. This week's guests are two of the members of Oklahoma's Flaming Lips, co-founder Wayne Coyne and long-time member, multi instrumentalist and co-son.