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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New Season, New Music

Fall is here and there are many new releases that I have been highly anticipating. I will keep this one shorter than my last post:

Kevin Drew- Spirit If (A)

Depending on how you measure your 'favorite' album of the year (i.e. most listened to, always in the mood to listen to it, most unique and interesting, etc)- I'm going to out Kevin Drew's 'Spirit If' in the running for that title. Kevin Drew is one of the many members of Broken Social Scene. This is basically a BSS album since they are the band- the distinction however is that all of the songs on this album are written by Kevin Drew (as opposed to a BSS album which is a collaborative songwriting effort). Supposedly this album is the first in a 'series' of albums that BSS is releasing featuring the individual members of the band. If the rest are half as good as this one, I'll be a happy guy.

Other albums of note with a song to get you started and a grade that means nothing.

Matt Pond PA- Last Night (C)
download: not sure- don't really know the tracks
blurb: Not a fan of this album, or anything else by these guys except their last album. terrible live.

Jens Leckman- Night Falls Over Kortedala (B)
download:I'm Leaving You Because I Don't Love You
blurb: this is very quirky music that is sometimes difficult to stomach, but he's talented and writes catchy, sometimes over the top tracks.

Eddie Veddar- Into the Wild Soundtrack (B-)
download: Hard Sun
blurb: It sounds exactly like what you think it would sound like.

Band of Horses- Cease to Begin (B)
download: Is There a Ghost
blurb: This is more mellow and almost more country than their debut album (which rocked a little more), very 'pretty' songs- best song title of the year goes to 4th track 'Detlef Schrempf'


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