Monday, January 30, 2006

casual music review 1-30-06





cat power's last one i'm kinda not blown away by. to me it's hard to live up to the covers record. actually, it's really hard to live up to 'the greatest'! that track is so amazing and people have been jamming it for months now so the full length is kinda anti-climactic. 'lived in bars' is the closest thing though, that song is pretty amazing. little progress from 'set you free' but chan could cough into a shoebox and i'd fan out on it. B/B+

whoops i meant 'you are free'. 'set you free' was the best chisel record! shred leo...

clearlake i loved that last record 'cedars'. i think i made 5 dubs of that record trying to get bro's into them, but i just don't know anyone who likes them as much. what's up with the UK? everyone so ridiculously gloomy and there's no sense of irony at all sometimes! i love it! a band like the arctic monkeys comes out with a little bit of sarcasm and they to the top of the pops! i guess art brut is pretty funny too. god i love that song 'emily kane'. aaanyway clearlake's got a new one, 'amber'. the first 2 songs are fucking great! 'no kind of life' and 'it's getting light outside' are so fucking good! the rest kinda stumbles a little but it's not total shit. anyone remember that band kent? go find 'isola' on ebay for 3 bucks and you'll be psyched. 'amber' gets a B/B-

three 6 is hilarious and i know i'm really late on this one but i just got it anyway. i could listen to 'stay fry' 5 times a day for a year and not get mad. that song is so other level! the jeezy / juelz version of it on 'title' is good too. but the rest of the album is hit or miss. i gotta say three 6 is fucking annoying sometimes. 'tongue ring' 'knock the black off yo ass' are fucking terrible songs. i know 'tongue ring' is old, but there are moments like that that bring the whole shit down. B-. without 'stay fly' - D

5 comments:

MENKILLER said...

i discovered you can own a couple of Three 6 songs and be happy. The rest kinda bllllooowwww. "Riddin Spinnaz" is good, too, tho' maybe not as good a Mike Jones' song "Riddin' Spinnaz." Maybe one of them is called "Riding Spinners" but I doubt it.

New fave Art Brut lyrics: "18,000 lira...sounds like a lot of money." or maybe "We've got scooters. VERY FAST scooters!" God those guys are nerds. Am I bad for being confused by Arctic Monkeys? I mean, they're definitely not bad, but... huh? Am I going to wake up one day and it will all make sense?

earl boykins said...

the monkeys are good from the songs i downloaded but the volume of record they're selling is crazy. i kinda don't get it but i love hype. when band get that kind of 'momentum' a la the strokes EP and arcade fire it's just fun. then they settle into their 'they're still around!?' phase. yo la tengo? tortoise?

MENKILLER said...

so wait, are you psyched on 'em like you were psyched on yo la or tortoise? or were you not psyched on yo la or tortoise? i'm confused...

the whole thing is more like oasis for me - the brits going nuts about something that i like ok but i'm confused by the fuss. here's hoping these dudes end up as tabloid amusing as the gallaghers and doherty! (who rocks, btw.)

earl boykins said...

nah i just think some bands never go away. not mad. actually, when tortoise formed there was huge buzz. not monkey's level, but still...

no one's mad at doherty. babyshambles is a critical hit!

oasis were great. damn that second album was epic. the arctic monkeys i like too. but i ony have 3-4 songs. NME is porn for music nerds

noah said...

three 6 i loved once. then that dude got put away for eating a chics still beating heart or whatever. now when i listen to them they freak me out. cause they are for real.