Rhythm & Sound
Wide Swing Tremelo
Cruising this week with the Son Volt discography ahead of seeing this year's version of the band at the Cat's Cradle on Saturday.
I find it slightly odd that I had a sudden urge to listen to QotSA yesterday, which just so happens to be the same day the band announced the release date of their new album, "...Like Clockwork." I also hate that I like this band so much, what with Josh Homme being such an a**hole and all that. I guess you just can't mess with genius sometimes.
Anyway, yeah, I breezed through their self-titled debut yesterday (the recent re-release, anyway), am currently listening to "R," and will finish up with their best album to date, "Song for the Deaf." I used to have "Lullabies to Paralyze" and "Era Vulgaris," but they've gotten lost in the ether of crashed harddrives, never to be heard from again....
4/08/72 Dead Solid Perfect.
4 07 72 It'd be nice to have the full Academy run, now wouldn't it?
Dark Star. Love this compilation and wish I'd taken the time to order the full ten disc set while it was first advertized. There is a confident rawness here that is just rising to maturity.
I gotta say, Parkas, I'm surprised that I like them, at least in a way. You're right, though, I got hooked seeing MMJ live before I ever heard an album. On the other hand, Circuital is one of my favorite albums of the past few years, so obviously once I "got" them, I "got" them.
I gotta say, gratefuldean, I've listened to several My Morning Jacket albums as well as Jim's solo record, and they don't do a thing for me. "Rolling Stone" raves and raves and RAVES about them, but I just don't hear what all the fuss is about. Sure, they're a very talented group of musicians, but their music feels very formulaic to me and not at all psychedelic.
They must be one of those bands you gotta see live. Studio albums just don't seem to do them justice.
Regions of Light and Sound of God
I have this nagging feeling that My Morning Jacket is going to go all Radiohead on me. This album doesn't do much to allay that fear. The fact that I like the album isn't much help, since I also liked "OK Computer," but hated "Kid A" and everything after.
Naahhh, it'll never happen. Will it?