December 29, 2008

'08's Music to Love More Than Music: Love, Pt. 7

Love (<)
The Pigeon Detectives - Emergency
Man. I adored The Pigeon Detectives' first album. And I think that if I had heard this album first, I may not like the other one as much, because I can draw a certain amount of similarities between the two. But, all in all, I actually think that the first one was weirder, so I liked it more. This one didn't seem to experiment with as many awkward melodies and such, it was more "by the books." Maybe it wasn't though. You decide I suppose.
The Pigeon Detectives - She's Gone

Does It Offend You, Yeah? - You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into
This album, as I've said before, is not a great album. There are 3 songs on it that I would not lump into commercial indie rock that everyone has heard and is well sick of. But those 3 songs are out...standing. I just hope those 3 songs show the direction that DIOY,Y? is going.
Does it Offend You, Yeah? - With a Heavy Heart (I Regret to Inform You)

Ott - Skylon
Again, I have to say that I don't know much about dub or reggae, but I do know that this is a freaking phat album. If you're really into dub, you probably all ready know about this album, but if you're not, maybe check it out this album by the most epic name in Dub, and you'll see whether or not dub is for you.
Ott - From Trunch to Stromness

Tricky - Knowle West Boy
Deep, grimy beats and awesome vocal effects, probably the best produced album of 2008. Tricky is always hard for me to talk about, because his stuff is soooo good, but I never really find myself wanting to go back and listen to it. When I am listening to it, I'm loving it, but when I'm not, I just plain forget about it. I like his messages and the flow of the vocals over the wicked wicked beats though. I must just be crazy. Maybe this is why Tricky isn't insanely popular. Maybe I'm just crazy though.
Tricky - Cross to Bear

Free Kitten - Inherit
The second most (maybe first most, actually) well known Boredoms member, Yoshimi, is a member of this band, and being unrelentingly bias toward anything Boredoms-related, I had to listen to the album. I didn't actually know that Yoshimi was in the band before I heard the album, and after listening to it I only kind of got it. Once I realized it was related to the Boredoms, it made more sense, and I liked it more. Now, I'd like to believe that wasn't a result of my bias toward the Boredoms, and that it was more that I liked it more because it fit into a more understandable frame, but that's probably not true. It's much like a psychrock band meets the Boredoms. Not for everyone. Certainly for me.
Free Kitten - Sea Sick

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