March 19, 2008

B(l)ogged Down, Pt. 5

Murder by Death - Red Of Tooth And Claw
Verdict: Love (<) +
Johnny Cash would be proud ... if Johnny fancied things with a little bit of punk that is.
Murder by Death - Comin' Home
Murder by Death - The Black Spot
Murder by Death - Rumbrave

Robots In Disguise - We're In the Music Biz
Verdict: Like ()
Like The Sounds meets the White Stripes, but dumbed down a little.
Robots In Disguise - We're In the Music Biz
Robots In Disguise - I Don't Have A God
Robots In Disguise - Everybody's Going Crazy

The Ruby Suns - Sea Lion
Verdict: Like ()
The Ruby Suns - There Are Birds
The Ruby Suns - It's Mwangi in Front of Me
The Ruby Suns - Ole Rinka

Sian Alice Group - 59.59
Verdict: Love (<)
Man. I really enjoyed this album. It was slow and soothing and strange and sexy and wow ... just amazing.
Sian Alice Group - When...
Sian Alice Group - Motionless
Sian Alice Group - Contours

Ursula 1000 - Undressed...remixed
Verdict: Like ()
Nice and Dancy but no album of the year
Ursula 1000 - Hello! Let's Go To A Disco ((Robosonic Remix))
Ursula 1000 - Kaboom ((All Good Funk Alliance Remix))
Ursula 1000 - Boop ((Skeewiff Remix))

Warbringer - War Without End
Verdict: Didn't Like (ΓΈ)
This album just weirded me out. Having an Angry Yell Death Metal band sing about Satan is just weird and unexpected. I mean, guttural yelling Death Metal, that just makes sense, but this is just strange to me. Plus, it's honestly not the most impressive album.
Warbringer - Instruments of Torture

The Lisps - Country Doctor Museum
Verdict: Love (<)
Sweet and soulful folk. Haunting in more ways than a few.
The Lisps - I'm Sorry
The Lisps - Heaven
The Lisps - The Familiar Drunk

Ghostland Observatory - Robotique Majestique
Verdict: Love (<)
The album had me torn. I think that the whole effect is lost on me since I'm seeing it performed live right before. Given that, it's still fun and ridiculous :)
Ghostland Observatory - Heavy Heart
Ghostland Observatory - Dancin' On My Grave
Ghostland Observatory - The Band Marches On

Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair
Verdict: Love More (<3)
You know how you were looking for that perfect dance party album? The one that would go well with LCD and !!!? well here you go. This album is so much fun I'm afraid it's going to set my house on fire.
Hercules and Love Affair - Blind (HECK YES!)
Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules' Theme
Hercules and Love Affair - Athene

Why? - Alopecia
Verdict: Love More (<3)
A shining beacon of hope in the dismal sea of horrible music.
Why? - Good Friday
Why? - Gnashville
Why? - These Few Presidents

Beach House - Devotion
Verdict: Love (<)
More chill than Greenland, this album will lull you into a false sense a security so comforting that it will make you gloriously comatose.
Beach House - Gila
Beach House - Some Things Last a Long Time
Beach House - Turtle Island

Andrew Bird - Soldier On
Verdict: Like ()
Few EP's or short releases find their way deep into my heart. Granted there are a few exceptions, but its pretty rare. This release, being so closely released to his last magnificent album, is kind of overshadowed and feels like a bonus disc more than anything. That said, it does have a good song or two. Check that, every song is pretty good.
Andrew Bird - The Water Jet Cilice
Andrew Bird - Oh Sister

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