January 1, 2008

'07's Music to Love More Than Music: Like, pt. 2

Bloc Party - A Weekend in The City
A great album. Sounded vaugely familiar. Oh yeah, it sounded like their first one. Almost dead on. I liked it, but, really, I feel like I all ready had this album. I'm confident they'll come out with a good new album at some point though.
Bloc Party - Hunting For Witches

The Acorn - Glory Hope Mountain
Their music makes me think that the band members are really nice people, because their music makes me want to be a really nice person to everyone, and be in a good mood. It reminds me of slow spring days.
The Acorn - Flood, Pt. 2

Tiny Vipers - Hands Across the Void
Mega folky. They kind of folk that sounds like the band is playing in the dead of space, on a ship that's run out of food, slowly running out of oxygen, and heading for the sun ... but without the whole Sci-Fi aspect ... and with a hint of Joanna Newsom.
Tiny Vipers - Aron

Junior Senior - Hey Hey My My Yo Yo
Fun, there's no doubt to that, but there just weren't enough outrageously dancy songs, or any depth to make up for that.
Junior Senior - Can I Get Get Get

matt pond PA - Last Light
I don't know what I expected, but it certainly wasn't what Matt Pond provided. The songs are light and fluffy, full of hope, and pop-y, but not memorable. Everyone else seems to be in love with them though...
matt pond PA - Last Light

Fiction Plane - Left Side Of The Brain
Much like their first release, the odd vocals intrigue, and there are a few stand out songs, but nothing that really shows Fiction Plane pushing themselves to make an epic album, something I think they're capable of.
Fiction Plane - Running the Country

Biffy Clyro - Puzzle
Heck of a surprise, couldn't tell you why. The album has it's really weird moments, and has it's super charged energy blasts, and little of anything else. Just 1 heck of a groovy and, at times, sexual rock-fest.
Biffy Clyro - Living is a Problem Because Everything Dies

Akron/Family - Love Is Simple
Freak folk at it's freakiest, these kids pull together sounds like Danielson, The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Devendra Banhart, and Lambchop.
Akron/Family - Lake Song/New Ceremonial Music For Moms

Dir-en-grey - The Marrow Of A Bone
Probably the most cohesive release this over-hyped Japanese band has put out in a long time, finally getting the elements that could have made them big in the early 2000's right. A little late, but now they finally have something to point to when asked why they have such a following.
Dir-en-grey - Lie buried with a VENGEANCE

St. Vincent - Marry Me
No doubt one of the weirder (without being too astonishingly peculiar) releases to get such a big response by the blogging community. It was good, but come on, it wasn't an indie-triumph. Maybe I'm just saying that because I missed her live show.
St. Vincent - Paris is Burning

Dizzee Rascal - Maths And English
Strong and abrasive (some may find offensive) the first time, rather dull upon further review, but inventive and admirable regardless. Few tracks were something I'd heard a hundred times before, so there's something to be said about that.
Dizzee Rascal - World Outside
Dizzee Rascal - Pussyole (Oldskool)

Tiger Army - Music From Regions Beyond
It was good, but I'd not only heard it a hundred times before, but several times before by Tiger Army. I suppose that's my general complaint with a lot of punk bands that don't seem to evolve, though, I suppose, that's what others seem to like about some punk bands.
Tiger Army - Ghosts of Memory

Joan As Police Woman - Real Life
Soft and soulful at times, whimsically floating between themes of regret and loneliness, and, at other times, quick paced and full of controlled anger, sticking pretty well to the more sad topics.
Joan As Police Woman - Feed The Light
Joan As Police Woman - Christobel

Blue States - First Steps Into
Heres the thing, I love the Blue States. Love them. So when they release an album that is as bad as this one, I can't help but at least like it. there were a few good songs, and this is one of them:
Blue States - First Steps Last Stand

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