Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Sound of Silver - Wednesday Listening

my willful shortsightedness and defensive reaction to anything hyped often means that i wait years before hearing a band that i end up loving, which means that on one hand i missed out on months of listening to some great music but on the other hand means that i won't beat that album to death until years after everyone else. bringing me to the album i've listened to most this week, Sound of Silver by LCD Soundsystem. originally i was so put off by all the stuff that Murphy himself was probably put off by -- horrible words like "electroclash" etc -- that while i thought the DFA logo was really good i didn't hear anything for a long time. finally got Losing My Edge and loved that song, still never got the first album. this history is fascinating, no? anyway the new album is awesome and somehow reminds me of lots of bands that are favorites from youth til now -- The Fall, New Order, some others i can't quite place -- but exudes a specific warmth and personality and sense of humor i didn't quite expect. it's an emotional record. the song "all my friends" is my current favorite, but the whole thing works really well as an album and it's in heavy rotation, where not many things are.

other albums on the wednesday pile:

Dosh - The Lost Take Dosh records always have a nice homemade feel to them, it makes me want to get out the 4-track
Andrew Hill - Mosaic Select Box disc 3 i really want to hear the Nels Cline album of Andrew Hill music, but i don't have it so i got this out instead, disc three has Sam Rivers on it, awesome.
Neil Young - On the Beach i'd been listening to that new Live at Massey Hall album a lot so i was ready for some more rocking out style Neil this week...the Massey Hall set is great though.
Fujiya Miyagi - Transparent Things super "lite" but moves along under its own power nonetheless...pretty music.


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