Assorted notes about recent musical acquisitions
Bennie Maupin – excellent especially when I am feeling a little buddhist mood coming on
Stanton Moore – some excellent stuff in there – particularly his cover of Zep!
Curcumin – like this one too. Nice Joao Gilberto revival stuff in a way. Thanks!
Death Cab for Cutie – not bad. I prefer What Made Milwakee Famous or Dashboard Confessional which in some twisted ways they remind me of.
Black Angels – grungy – they remind me of BRMC
Firewater – very interesting, kind of a mix between Tom Waits and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Would never have found this one on my own!
Old Crow Medicine Show – like Ben, my cousin said, bluegrass is the new punk
Beck’s Modern Guilt – more depressing than usual. Would have expected more than this from a collaboration with Danger Mouse
My Morning Jacket – still trying to see whether I like this one or not. The guy’s voice reminds me a little of Bobby Bare Jrs voice
Black Keys’ Attack and Release – these guys are brilliant!
Coldplay Viva la Vida – blows rocks, more of the same, disappointing
Gourds cover of Gin n Juice on the Shinebox album (a must),
R.E.M. Accelerate – their best album in 10 years IMHO
Foxboro Hottubs – great revival surfer rock from Billy Joe Armstrong sans Green Day
The Raconteurs – excellent country-rock from Jack White
The Fratellis – awesome discovery thanks to Rolling Stone Magazine – these guys rock and have great lyrics
The Hold Steady – rock-n-roll will never die,
Kravitz Love Revolution – more of the same 😦
Les Savy Fav – amazing discovery thanks to Last.fm – I am there as mfinocchiaro
Liz Phair “Exile in Guytown” (a classic I somehow missed but find incredibly intelligent and energetic),
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog – very experimental like Radiohead’s Amnesiac
Okkervil River – great Austin stuff!!
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – very nice disc
The Weepies – A little poppy for me but an interesting listen. Reminds me of Andrea Perry’s Two album
Wolf Parade – pretty good but a bit retro-poppy for my teste. Perhaps At Mount Zoomer wasn’t the most typical disk?
Eddie Vedder’s Into the Wild – the guy is just so full of talent