Monday, November 22, 2010

The Human League - Night People

I love The Human League. I'm not embarrassed to say Dare is one of my favourite albums ever. But even hardened Human League fans would be hard pressed to name a good track from them since about 1993. I am very very happy to say the wait is over. The only sadness is that it could have been even better(it takes a while to get going), but hopefully remixes will explore that.

But as a Human League track it's probably the best thing they have out in nearly two decades. Catchy and full of rythmn, and avoiding the blandness that plagues their later work. Welcome back Mr Oakey.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Coheed and Cambria - Welcome Home

Saw them this weekend supporting Deftones. Both bands were amazing. One track from Coheed and Cambria stood out though, one of those I knew but never listened to in detail. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Late of the Pier - Focker

One of my favourite album of the last few years, this track is a nice reminder of how bands can sound relevant and new yet steeped in the past, to sound exciting and engaging without being one dimensional.

Talvin Singh - Ok

For me, one of the few albums that truly deserved to win their Mercury Music Prize. This track still works, has lost none of its freshness despite being 12 years old. That Talvin Singh has never managed to find major success since is a shame...

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Beatles - Helter Skelter

Probably my favourite Beatles track. I love the Kinks and some Zeppelin stuff, but at the time this must have been amazingly heavy stuff. It still holds up today as a loud noisy track that you could play in a rock club and get a great reaction to.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Floating Death Picnic - I'm having a picnic

A brilliant live act, funny, silly, but with damn good tunes.
OJ is the master of random retro sillyness.