Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
And on Pick a Bigger Weapon, they do what they do. Much like Public Enemy in earlier decades, you either dig that or you don't.
It's more of a transitional record, still with the lofi approach to the earlier records, yet getting increasingly ambitious.
I think that it represents the more flowery side of the Nuggets bands. In many ways this record sounds like all the Nuggets songs combined into one album.
Unfortunately, personally I find it hard to connect with on any sort of emotional level. It remains of interest on a purely intellectual level.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Demon Days is darker than the debut album, and IMHO suffers for it. However, it certainly does speak to that dystopian vibe that was so common after 9/11.
Monday, January 13, 2014
While this reissue is from 92, these albums were originally recorded in the 50s. This is great for that friend who thinks that Sun Ra is just too craaaazy to listen to. This is all just tight straight ahead jazz.
I find it interesting that this is considered to be electronica, while a band like Radiohead is considered rock. It's more or less the same thing. If anything, Portishead is more melodic. It's chilly, but with a sophisticated patina that makes it quite a bit more palatable than the more paranoid vibe of so much of Radiohead's work.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
And Deerhunter do their thing. The problem is that it feels at times like there's no quality control. If Cox were a bit more selective, would the (much smaller amount of) released music be significantly better? I can't help but think so. Every turd ain't a piece of gold people!