April 08, 2005

Music of late

Doves
Well firstly I've been loving the Doves album, though having said that I didn't much like it on first listen, but it's one of those things you warm to. Something that still bugs me though is that the piano in Black and White Town is completely replicated on various other songs on the album. In fact I'm meant to be seeing the Doves this evening, but I seem to have misplaced the tickets, by which I mean, my dad probably chucked the envelope in the bin and a) can't remember b) can remember, but doesn't want to say.

So what the fuss?
This is a new song by Stevie Wonder feat. Q Tip and Prince and I believe various others. I've only caught this once but it sounds awesome! Then again I am a Stevie Wonder fan, favourite being Superstition . Anyway, yes, try and have a listen!

I like the way you move
I could probably look and find out, but I really love this song at the moment. I can't remember whether I heard it on the radio or out and about somewhere but it's good.

Franz Ferdinand vs ???
When at Ramshackle a good few weeks ago, I was intrigued when a remix of Jacqueline and something else I didn't recognise came on. About a week later I read about it in the NME and it said exactly what it was…I then promptly forgot and now can't remember which copy of the NME it was in. If anyone knows what the remix is, enlighten me, it was sooooo good.

Lyla
So there has been much controversy of whether the new Oasis single is any cop or not. Having tried to listen to the first play (but accidentally oversleeping, accidentally turning the radio off and having my ears full of shampoo for the first three plays), the first time I actually managed to get a listen of this song was on the first play of the video that accompanies it a few nights ago. I don't QUITE get the concept fo the video but I'm still pondering about that. The lyrics, however, are understandable and very intriguing and the song seems to be a return to absolute classic Oasis, but just a bit cleaner round the edges.


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  1. The Doves make for good revision music, it's all fairly listenable but it doesn't distract you too much. Can't decide if Some Cities is better than The Last Broadcast or not. It seems to be better on average, but The Last Broadcast has more stand out points, ie. Words, which I just love, and Pounding which is cool.

    08 Apr 2005, 12:02

  2. Ooh Shall, I was planning to write a similar blog – it must be Compact Disco withdrawal. Luckily, none of your music of late is the same as mine, so watch this space…

    Or watch the space on my blog…

    While I'm here, I hate that I Like The Way You Move song, and haven't heard t'others – except for the Jacqueline one but I was drunk at the time – so I'll have to take your word.

    08 Apr 2005, 12:35

  3. Well that's not actually the music I've been listening to of late, it's various bits and bobs I've heard. Lately I've been listening to a lot of acoustic stuff and also the Arcade Fire album is happily tingling my toeses.

    08 Apr 2005, 12:46

  4. Yet to listen to the new Doves album properly, but try picking up Lost Souls (assuming you havn't already got it). Unlike The Last Broadcast, its pretty morose stuff with lots of cool instrumental passages. The opening track alone is worth the purchase price.

    08 Apr 2005, 12:57

  5. I got Some Cities last week, in a rather strange cardboard box, with lots of bits of paper in it, and a DVD. All very strange.
    I like Some Cities, definitely think it's better than Lost Souls (though the credit on the album sleeve slagging off my old music teacher is amusing…), but I'd agree with the standout-songs from Last Broadcast.
    I've heard the Arcade Fire song that's subtitled 'Laika' (spelling?)...one of the beighbourhoods anyway… and thought it was damn good, so may have to save some pennies and acquire that soon. Tom Vek's album was out last week as well I believe…any opinions? Yours and Dan's blogs are very useful for musical information, I have to say…

    08 Apr 2005, 15:17

  6. I have to say i love Some Cities…much more than The Last Broadcast. Snowdon (next single) is ace but my personal favourites are Almost Forgot Myself and Sky Starts Falling…pure brilliance…as is Lyla by the mighty Oasis!

    08 Apr 2005, 16:07

  7. Lost Souls is the best of the three but doesn't really have many standout songs; it works better as a whole. I think Some Cities is probably better than Last Broadcast. Also Lost Sides is worth a listen if only for a few remixes of some of the stuff from the first two albums – it's all over the place for about a fiver at the minute. And they're great live; saw them about 4 years ago i Manchester. Definately worth seeing.

    13 Apr 2005, 21:09


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