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Monday 6 October 2008

Who's been sailing my airwaves?

The Dandy Warhols' ...Earth to the Dandy Warhols...

The album came out in the summer but I only got hold of it now. It's not revolutionary and it's probably not their best but it's classic Dandy psychedelia. The tunes aren't as catchy as Welcome to the Monkey House or Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia ; the songs are more similar to their earlier albums in that they need to be listened to several times to appreciate their true worth, but it's worth the effort.

Patrick Watson, Closer to Paradise.

I discovered this Canadian artist while listening to Deezer's indie pop/folk playlist. Closer to Paradise sounds a bit like what would happen if you got Jeff Buckley to sing on Radiohead's OK Computer, and enlisted Danny Elfman to play the glockenspiel, Tim Burton-style. Me likey very much.

Belle & Sebastian

I've been listening to them a lot recently, probably too much. What can I say... they're great pop songwriters! I can't say which album I like the best, but I've recently discovered their singles through the Push Barman to Open Old Wounds compilation. They've evolved quite a bit since their first album, but that's probably a good sign.


JC said...

I used to have Thirteen Tales and thought it was pretty good.

Good holiday?

Groovy Shamrock said...

Yeah, we had a great time, both in England and in Holland. It was nice to be able to get away for a few weeks and forget about everything!

Emerald Champagne

rambling on...

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