Category Archives: Musical Monday

Musical Monday – mbv by My Bloody Valentine

I know of My Bloody Valentine only through a college professor I had a year or two ago. I checked out their album Loveless and I didn’t really take to it. Maybe I came to it late – Loveless came out in 1991.

But it wasn’t bad, so when I heard that My Bloody Valentine had released a new album, I figured I’d check it out. It is actually their first new album since Loveless. It’s called mbv.

You can listen to the whole thing here, by which I mean YouTube, because it’s all up as a playlist on YouTube.

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Musical Monday – Full of Fire by The Knife

The Knife is coming out with a new album – hooray! If this song is any indication, it will be weird and good. If the video is any indication….well, I can’t imagine what this video would be an indication of. Check it out:

The Knife’s new album, ‘Shaking the Habitual’, comes out on April 8. You can pre-order it here (if you cannot wait for madness to find you and must instead seek it out).

Musical Monday – Crystal Castes (III) by Crystal Castles

I love that Crystal Castles calls every album they have ‘Crystal Castles’.

This is a 2012 album that I forgot to review. In short, I liked it.

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Musical Monday – Insane Clown Posse Reviews Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen

I don’t even know what is going on here but it makes me laugh.

The video says it the best: “That was the wackest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Musical Monday – Hide and Seek (Cover) by Thomas O’Brien

Hide and Seek is one of my favorite Imogen Heap songs. It’s just got something going for it. This cover is amazing. It’s just a piano cover.

See, for me, that cover effortlessly hits every emotional highpoint that the original does, but without any of the words. Amazing.

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Musical Monday – So Many Days by Julie Doiron

I haven’t formed an opinion on this yet, but you can listen to the full album here.

I really loved ‘Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars’ even though it was terribly depressing. I’ve heard her other albums are similar, in the sense that she doesn’t make happy albums.

Musical Monday – Canon by Justice

I was trying to branch out and found Justice.

Neat song. I listen to it on walks. Hard not to get a little strut going.

Anyway, buried under end-of-semester college stuff. Back to it.

Musical Monday – 10,000 Witnesses by Clutch

Jam out to some Clutch.

That isn’t a suggestion.

There’s plenty here for everyone…

Musical Monday – The Haunted Man by Bat for Lashes

I have been looking forward to this album for months. Bat for Lashes is Natasha Khan. She has a pretty voice and is very skilled with lyrics and music.

Natasha Khan, leader of the fashion world.


Let’s dive in.

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Musical Monday – The Sound of the Life of the Mind by Ben Folds Five

First, let me stress that this is a new form of review for me. It’s a first-response kind of thing. I listened to the album for the first time and I wrote down my first impressions of it as I went.

The album cover is so deep. GET IT?

I am, uh, less than kind to the album. But only because it isn’t very good!

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