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