Beguiling second album 8/10 Not being familar with her first solo effort or previous (pre-Broken Social Scene) encarnations in the Canadian punk scene and beyond, it was something of a surprise to come across this album. Such is the massive (frequently brilliant) overloading of Broken Social Scene’s musical pallette that Feist’s vocals are often buried [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Best of 2007'
May 7th, 2007 · No Comments · Alt-country, Alt-rock, Best of 2007, Folk/Acoustic, Music, Pop/Rock
“… now you see it’s sucking you in!” 8/10 I found James Murphy’s first album a complete turn-off: the studied cool, the nods and winks to oblique musical references, the ‘tongue-in-cheek’ lyrics. LCD Soundsystem has even been described as dance-punk nostalgia for music journalists. The in-jokery and general calculated irony seemed like cold artifice, dispassionate. [...]
March 10th, 2007 · No Comments · Alt-rock, Best of 2007, Indie, MP3s, Music, Pop/Rock
“There’s a great black wave in the middle of the sea” 8/10 Neon Bible may not have the conceptual unity of Arcade Fire’s debut Funeral, but if anything it is more funereal, a vast cathedral of sound threatening to overwhelm the listener like a “great black wave in the middle of the sea”. Win Butler’s [...]
March 7th, 2007 · No Comments · Alt-rock, Best of 2007, Electronica, Indie, MP3s, Pop/Rock
“Stroppy little island of mixed up people” 8/10 Was Damon Albarn’s creative split with Graham Coxon the best thing that ever happened to him? Since Albarn called time on the 1990s Blur era with a best-of compliation, Albarn has reached something of a creative peak – irreverently declaring the likes of Country House ‘a joke’. [...]