Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cursive - Mama, I'm Swollen (2009)

Cursive - Mama, I'm Swollen (2009)

I've never been a giant Cursive fan, but this new album is pretty good. It definitely sounds like Cursive, there aren't any surprises, but it's a solid album. Not all bands get better as time goes on, but these guys are lucky enough to be one of them. So if you like Cursive you should be very happy about this.

Also I totally hate how depressing this album cover looks. It's totally ruining my blog's aesthetic.

Similar Artists: Saddle Creek bands

Monday, March 23, 2009

Willie Nelson - Naked Willie (2009)

Willie Nelson - Naked Willie (2009)

Willie Nelson's best songs from '66-'70, done the way he always wanted them to be recorded. Back then he was just starting and had to listen to the producers. But now he's Willie Nelson and doesn't listen to anybody.

"Gone are the strings and gangs of back-up singers. Gone, in fact is most of the production that always "ruined" the songs. Naked Willie is a new collection of 17 vintage RCA sides - spanning 1966-1970 - FINALLY the Willie way."

Friday, March 13, 2009

I'm Back Ya'll

This is my triumphant return to "music blogging." The hiatus was because my computer's guts melted in June and I got a new Mac in December. There wasn't any good music coming out but now there is, so I'm back! And with 3 albums!

I used to have a good following and that was cool so tell your friends about wow hey what!

Enjoy my short and poorly thought-out reviews:

Steel Train - Trampoline (2007)

Trampoline is their second album and came out in in 2007 but I just heard of them recently. It's cheerful and packed with great songs. There aren't any bad tracks and they're all unique enough to keep your attention. Apparently Steel Train has a folk rock background, but Trampoline is definitely more pop. Sometimes they're compared to The Format.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (2009)

I checked this album out because Jason Isbell was a guitarist for the Drive-By Truckers from 2001-2007. His own music is less ridiculous and more solid. He's alt-country with strong rock and blues elements. The slower songs, like "Cigarettes and Wine" bring out strong alt-country emotions. "No Choice In the Matter" reminds me of something Otis Redding might sing.

Matt & Kim - Grand (2009)

Matt & Kim are catchy as hell. They write fun anthems and will for sure put you in a good mood for the summer like the Billionaires and Alphabeat did last year. They have a similar sound to Tilly and the Wall but are less gay. So download this album to get you ready for fun warm weather shit.