In random order:
- neko case . middle cyclone
- the von bondies . chancer
- dan auerbach . heartbroken, in disrepair
- john frusciante . unreachable
- the heartless bastards . be so happy
- …and you will know us by the trail of dead . ascending
Thoughts? What am I missing?
I picked up three new albums yesterday when my eMusic subscription reset:
- And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead . The Century Of Self
- Heartless Bastards . The Mountain
- LCD Soundsystem . 45:33
I already know the Heartless Bastards album is awesome, and the LCD Soundsystem was a no-brainer (eMusic allows a certain number of downloaded songs, and that single LCDSS song that clocks in at 45 minutes…one download). The big question is the …Trail Of Dead album. Despite their last few not-great releases, they still have enough cred built up from Madonna and Source Tags And Codes that I’ll check them out. It’s running a 72 on Metacritic right now, so I gave it a shot. One or two songs in as I write this, it seems ok so far.
I also watched some movies lately — Quantum of Solace, I’m Not There and Poor Boy’s Game — but I don’t feel like writing about them. Not sure what that means…this blog is basically 50% me writing about movies and 50% me bloviating about politics or hockey or some such. Could it be that I’m all movie-d out? For your sake, I hope not; I don’t imagine you can take much more hockeytics.