Monday, October 30, 2006

New CD Releases

Mikaela writes:

The Decemberists have a new album. I’ll buy whatever they produce for at least another 2 albums because they're intelligent, literary, and sound unique. They're gypsy/pirate/nerd music. What could be better?

I was less thrilled with this one, but mostly because it’s lower-key theatrical, which for some will be an improvement. Spin says it’s even more intellectual, but I didn’t get that from listening.

More enjoyable in my mind is the new Gomez album. I’m the worst music-explainer in the world. It’s like Pearl Jam minus the egos and affectations, plus the musical coolness of Pete Yorn, plus quirky/happiness that’s significantly more upbeat than their previous releases.

Neither of these albums supplies the tunes I hum all day. That would be Cinderella. Damn Disney to everlasting hell.


Blogger Maggie said...

Can't wait to hear The Decemberists. Their last one was my soundtrack to last fall... it'd be fun for their new one to be this fall.

And: new Damien Rice next month, I hear!

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Garbage Truck Drivers, Local 323 said...

Gomez is not Pearl Jam, but I'll love you anyway.

10:55 AM  

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