Monday, May 02, 2005

The Blog Least Likely To...

...offer any sort of real critical and helpful interpretation of one of my favorite albums of the year now? Perhaps. I've been promoting some of the better shit that's come out this year, and here are a couple of the better CDs I've been rocking out to:

Polysics - Polysics Or Die!!!
Spoon - Gimme Fiction
M. Ward - Transistor Radio
Caribou - The Milk Of Human Kindness
M.I.A. - Arular
Black Mountain - Black Mountain
British Sea Power - Open Season

And now I must add The Best Party Ever by The Boy Least Likely To. Beautiful, catchy, full of flowers and banjos and bells, and underneath it all is a somber melancholy that seems to be conquered every time with quaint harmonized pop melodies. Thanks to Pitchfork for the heads up on this one. It's not out in the USA yet and I wouldn't have heard about it if it weren't for them.

I have a bad side too, concerning the 2005 releases.

Okay guys, I'm sorry to anyone who might listen to 94.9 and thinks differently, but just to let you know: Tegan and Sara's So Jealous is balls. Absolute balls. Please stop playing this shit on the radio because it causes my ears and my brain injury to listen to this whiney, seemingly 900-tracked voice over *horribly* mixed and poorly laid out instruments. This shit has been so overproduced, it's not just pre-chewed, it's fucking pre-digested. Howard Redekopp, what's up dude? I loved your style on the New Pornographers records but now you're breaking my heart. I don't need every inch of the song spelled out for me. This record is so obvious that it actually confuses me because I end up thinking that there's got to be something relevant or meaningful about this piece of shit.

I didn't think I'd end up on such a rant when my mood is pretty good today. Cheers!

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