Category Archives: Musical Monday
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.
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).
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Jam out to some Clutch.
That isn’t a suggestion.
There’s plenty here for everyone…
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.
Let’s dive in.
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.
I am, uh, less than kind to the album. But only because it isn’t very good!