VHS Or Beta

I have been liking this VHS Or Beta album, “Night On Fire” quite a bit. They are one of the many new wave revival (new new wave? what’s the hip term for this?) bands out there these days along with Dogs Die in Hot Cars and the Futureheads.

So far, I like this album a lot, but it is a bit of a guilty pleasure, because I don’t think they’re doing anything particularly inventive other than trying to sound exactly like Duran Duran (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Which brings me to my obligatory music-snob-referential-capsule-review: Duran Duran with Robert Smith on vocals.

Also, one of these days, I really need to learn to just gradually work a new album into my listening rotation, rather than burning through it over and over endlessly on repeat. My profile on audioscrobbler is pretty indicative of this. Just another facet of my obsessive compulsive personality, I guess. It’s a good thing vinyl is obselete, or I’d have a lot of worn records.