music sunday

Some music blathering:

I just got an album by this guy Patrick Wolf. This song isn’t on the album I have, but I like it okay. He’s still on my tentative list for acceptance:

Cut Copy is a band that exists in this realm of bands I really want to like and I do, but not as much as I want to. This sort of new new wave, 80s-ish techno dance pop thing. Cut Copy is sortof like daft punk meets new order meets depeche mode. The problem, like it typically has been for other similar bands, is that the songwriting isn’t great. Ah well. This is an okay song:

Also, New Order called – they want their guitar riff back.

I got Kool G Rap’s new album. It’s actually not bad. I’ve been listening to Nas’s Illmatic on repeat lately, so I guess it’s no surprise that I like this. It’s nothing groundbreaking, but it’s solid:

I haven’t heard much of this guy’s stuff, but this song is extremely catchy and cute; and so is the video. It’s a little sad, actually:

Miscellaneous notes: I got the new Destroyer record. It’s boring. Much like the last New Pornographers record, and the last time I saw Neko Case, I’m underwhelmed. I’m continually a little disappointed by the Vancouver superstars. Also in heavy rotation:

  • Elza Soares - Do Cóccix Até O Pescoço – great vocalist on a great collaborative album that reads like a Who’s Who of brazilian music
  • Tobias Froberg - Somewhere in the City – Simon/Garfunkel-esque type singer/songwriter rock/folk. Another scandinavian guy. I am not sure what it is about the scandinavians, but when they produce singer/songwriter stuff that I’d normally write off as a wankfest, they get a pass. Why is that?
  • Camera Obscura - Let’s Get Out of This Country – new album by camera obscura. Predictable and similar to their other stuff, but enjoyable.
  • Listening to a lot of Scott Joplin lately. I can’t stop listening to Bethena – he wrote this after his wife died two months after their wedding, and despite being a rag waltz, it’s heartbreakingly sad: </li> </ul>