Whatever that means. I’m sure AG will tehgay it up. There are some symptoms of our utopian vision becoming dystopic, as we mentioned previously, but that is for another day. Tonight, we play music! Next week is make Seitz happy with videos week at Song of the Day. *Trust me, that boy gonna be getting the LOTION out.*-Capt. trollypants
Shut up, Captain, but the videos are awesome.
1. Only I-Mull Historical Society
One man band from somewhere in England, typical Englishy retro-esque, not Dad rock (Oasis or Ocean Colour Scene), but not so retro as XTC. I’m not sure how to characterize him. Singer-songwritery but not in the cobaggy vein like I presume that James Blunt dude mines. This one has some horns that pipe in toward the end before the break down and inevetitable return. People that bought this on amazon also bought Clem Snide (teh l4m3 likey!), My Morning Jacket and some other bands. I really love
this tune. 7/10
2. Man is the Baby-Antony and the Johnsons
So this guy has this vibrato deal going and sounds like the most delicate and precious voice coming through space from some far off planet stuck in the 1930s era, like some place that would be visited by the old Star Trek. Just a very delicate without being cloying song, great in small to moderate doses. 7/10
From The Bends, not a huge fan fave I guess, but this is the kind of soaring one that I’d wish they’d play instead of the song following it (“Street Spirit (Fade Out)). This same template was perfected on “Lucky” from OK Computer. I love The Bends, and I like how the cobaggy wanne-be record clerks are starting the “I prefer The Bends to OK Computer.” Yeah, right. Shut up wankers. OK Computer is still better. 8/10
4. Electric Funeral-Black Sabbath
Maybe a little too prehistoric for even Sabbath. Yes it’s about robots and nuclear holocaust, but it just doesn’t hit the same highs as the rest of the Paranoid Album. The breakdown is a little hokey, but then Ozzy starts to hit his groove. And when Animal from the muppets comes on as is all “‘LECTRIC FUNERAL! ‘LECTRIC FUNERAL” it has to get my vote in spite of itself. Even though “War Pigs”, “Iron Man” and “Paranoid” are played out, they still totally rawk. Oh, and “Fairies Wear Boots” too. 6/10
5. Supernova-Liz Phair
OK, I would never cop to it, but this is indie boy CHUBBY time, no amount of the Matrix or Adult Contemp, or Mix FM or Star can ever take that little boner away. Obviously the cobag Chicagoans will totally got off about Exile in Guyville because she sang about hummers, this one is an electric pop, yeah, I said pop, gem. Cherub’s bare wet ass. HA! 8/10
6. Suntrips-Adventures in Stereo
From the happy Monomania, these sunkissed Beach Boys have a nice little pop thing going. Unfortunately they only really hit with three songs on the album, this isn’t one, but nothing is bad. These kids are more for the mix tape.
7. Get a Job/Stand Down Margaret-English Beat (yeah, cobag that’s what we call them in ‘Murkkka)
What’s the deal with bands these days. “English” Beat could effortlessly drop an “Eat it cobag!” an Maggie Thatcher’s wrinkled, hairy ass, but nobody can do sh*t with Bushwad? Why can’t Jay-Z or Luda drop some bombs and that hairless, collagened ass? Not talking Jenna. Kanye seems boring to me, so I’m looking at those other guys, because what REM? U2? Our politically branded bands? Do we have any? 8/10
8. Problems When You Leave Tipsy-DJMaXEntropy
Some mashup with Jay Z (99 Probs), J-Kwon? (Tipsy) and the Uh-Oh I can’t sing but this beat is KILLER lady. I kind of like Jay Z, but enough with the bitches and hos dude. ENOUGH. That’s played out. I love the specially created 54 mph zone that crimps Jigga’s style. CLASSIC. I bet Pop Ren gets busted for going 24 in a 55 all the time. 5/10
9. Stay With Me-Spiritualized
Pop Ren gets busted because he’s feeling it listening to something slow and druggy like this as he sets the airplane smoke detector off 18,000 feet from the plane overhead. This song is probably pretty good, but as all the songs are annoyingly about heroin, it kind of wears on you. From the pretty great Ladies and Gentelman We Are Floating in Space. 8/10 if you are in the mood.
10. Leave Them All Behind-Ride
So some toolboxes like to claim that all shoegazer bands sounds the same. This is not true. Many of them wash out everything, some of them use a lot of wacky created sounds, some sound relatively thin and trebly, some have more space in there. Ride sounded like Ride, but on this track they have a little My Bloody Valentine in the opener, but then fill in a lot more conventional sounds. They would fade from shoegaze into massive retro-ness and then finally into the derided Tarantula phase, and album that was only in print for a week or some such gimmick. I happen to like that later album, but “Leave Them All Behind” is one of their epics, and I think I’ll let Pop Ren wax about it in comments. It is a pretty good song, but I prefer “OX4″ and “Cool Your Boots” from this album, Going Blank Again. 7/10
Here’s the video edit, without the MBV-style intro, also the guy looks like Carrot Top without the popping veins, a little bit.