December 30, 2008

'08's Music to Love More Than Music: Love More, Pt. 5

Love More (<3)
Priscilla Ahn - A Good Day
I think I said it pretty well in my original review. She's a real genuine musician. (see original review)
Priscilla Ahn - I Don't Think So
Priscilla Ahn - Red Cape

N.E.R.D. - Seeing Sounds
The only way I was able to really get into this album was by thinking of parts of it as a huge joke on 80's pop music. Once I got in that mindset, I realized this is a very intelligently composed album. It's weird. and I mean freaking Weird. Even their single was freaking bizarre. But it is a song about coke, so what do you expect. I loved it though. Weird is where I live. It was not stellar, but it was a raucous good time.
Did you see the remix video? swick
N.E.R.D. - Spaz
N.E.R.D. - Everyone Nose

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig!!!, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Ex-Birthday Party member Nick Cave has always been a busy man, so it's a little surprising to hear yet another stellar release. This album is reminiscent of the grimier Tom Waits years, but it's still very Nick Cave in nature. The album is a great pulsating beast which is centered around a re-thinking of the Lazarus story, the central question being "how did Lazarus feel about being brought back from the dead?" Pretty epic Mr. Cave.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig!!!, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - We Call Upon The Author

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
I think that this band was both highly overrated and highly underrated. You play it a party, you might get some weird looks. Or you'll get that kid who thinks it's the end all be all of music. I liked it. It was almost chiptuneish in nature, but it has pure punk ideals. This duo is grimy and out of control, just the way I like my music. Their music, being mostly electronicy, has the potential to be clean and clear, but they pump up the volume and distort it to the point where our brains are melting. It's not the end all be all, but let me bump it at my party ... pleasenthanks.
Crystal Castles - Untrust Us
Crystal Castles - Alice Practice

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