The sample really does not do the whole song justice though and you really have to hear the whole thing to appreciate it. I had not heard of these guys before last week and I am going to pick up the whole album sometime in the future. You can also DL the song from iTunes if you want to hear the thing and I highly suggest that you check it out.
Sonic Nurse - Sonic Youth (2004). Murray Street, Sonic Youth’s 2002 album, was a resurrection of sorts after the surprisingly awful NYC: Ghosts & Flowers record. Murray Street saw them move in cleaner, more mature direction - bits of it sounded like Television, actually - and Sonic Nurse continues that, albiet with shorter song structures. Kim Gordon pens four songs on this one, each of which is terrific. The only let-down is the Lee Ranaldo song, which isn’t up to his usual brilliant standard. I’m sick of people complaining that they’ll never make another Daydream Nation, because between this and Murray Street, it’s becoming clear that they don’t need to.
Dead Meadow - Dead Meadow (1999). Late to the party on this one. Introduced to me by a metalhead friend of mine, Dead Meadow is a D.C. band who play a wonderfully sludgy, Sabbath-inspired brand of rock. Lots of echo, lots of stoner guitar leads fed through tube amps and lots of references to wizards. If I had a cube van, I would airbrush the record cover on the side.
A big improvement from the first DTB album, which was 20% good and 80% absolute shite. This is more like his work on Infinity and Terria, but more musically diverse, which is a welcome breath of fresh air compared to his other recent stuff. I keep expecting Devin Townsend to suddenly explode out of his stylistic cage, stop ripping himself off and put out a jaw-droppingly amazing experimental art metal album. This ain’t it, but it’s a step in the right direction.
I’ve rediscovered Joe Cocker this week. I know, it’s weird. But I can’t stop listening to his versions of “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window”, “Feelin’ Alright”, “You Can Leave Your Hat On” and “With A Little Help From My Friends”. Good, growly, bluesy stuff.
Joe Cocker’s Get By With A Little Help From My Friends was the highlight of Woodstock. :)
I’ve been listening to the latest Gorrilaz album a lot today. Mostly because every time I get one or two songs in, someone comes to my office and speaks at me for 15 minutes, and I have to start all over again.
Is this album closer to the “who’s loving you” and “push and pull” style or the kind of funky “like a feather” style? I like her voice when she’s doign slow stuff, but her fast stuff is kind of screechy.