Well I got terribly lazy for a couple of days. No I didn't leave my computer, I just didn't leave iTunes either :p XD.
Anyway here goes:
Songs of the Day - 16th of April 2009:My Bloody Valentine
- To Here Knows When
and My Bloody Valentine
- I Only Said
Loveless is the most sonically wonderous album I have ever heard. It is probably the only album I have heard that has succeeded in completely destroying the inherent nature of a guitar - the soundscapes on the album obliterate all the physical qualities of playing a guitar, the complete opposite of what listening to an Eric Clapton album would do. In this way, the album plays out almost like an ambient/electronic album, where sound is totally at the composer's control, except that its an ambient/electronic album with a basket of distortion and pop/rock melodies. To Here Knows When is simply just remarkable in the amount of charm that has been squeezed out of extreme pitch-bending, filtering, distortion (and feedback on this one I think) and crazy mixing. It is definitely the noisiest and possibly the most clever track on the record. I Only Said on the other hand is the albums most beautiful offering, providing the perfect balance between the baseline, the treble whining melody, and the droning midrange chords/riffs.
Song of the Day - 17th of April 2009:Muscles
- Hey Muscles I Love You
from Guns Babes Lemonade
Upon reading, muscles sounds like truly terrible music; the ridiculous doses of the egocentric (eg. the track title here!), the relentlessly simple beats, the cheesy electrohouse melody lines, and most of all, the multilayered vocals - in some places as many as 6 tracks at the same time from the one guy (from what I can gather) - which sound like a group of clones simultaneously orgasming. However, put all this together, and what you get is amazing. The aforementioned track closes the album, and outdoes the rest in all these respects. It is just ludicrous, cheeky, irreverent, self-focused fun - music that everyone can dance to, and relate to, no matter how much they feel they should hate it
Song of the Day - 18th of April 2009:Nas
- N.Y. State of Mind
I'm not really all that interested in New York Ghetto culture, and if I was, people would (rightly) think that I was a bit of a pretentious prat. However, listening to NaS is enjoyable, even if I'm not down witch cocking glocks, because he's such a fantastic storyteller. This is what people forget about rap - its supposed to tell stories. Nas has a very relaxing voice, and his flow is smoother than Obama's speeches. Most importantly though; listening to N.Y. State of Mind instantly transports me to another place - I can feel New York as soon as the beat is laid and the backing track starts, and then a picture emerges as Nas takes you the streets, running from the shots from the young faces trying to make it in the gangster scene.
Song of the Day - 19th of April 2009:Kyuss
- Thong Song
from Blues for the Red Sun
This is not the best song from the album, and it doesn't have the most brilliant riff, but its just got a crunch and a fantastic beat that really defines the stoner/desert sound, with hints of sludge and southern rock. The unaccompanied vocal lines really stand out too and show off the best John Garcia has to offer.