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In My Own Words:
Here are some of my favourite artists: John Lee Hooker, Nina Simone, James Brown, Fela Kuti, Tom Waits, Pixies, Pavement, Sparklehorse, Beck, Wu-Tang Clan, Black Keys, PJ Harvey, Bill Callahan, Cate Le Bon, Nick Cave, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Bonnie Prince Billy, Sonic Youth, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Thee Oh Sees
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Malkmus & The Jicks return with their sixth album, and maybe their sunniest effort to date.
Produced by the band, togheter with long-time Pavement sound engineer Remko Schouten,
"Wig Out at Jagbags" offers a lot to embrace and contain some of Malkmus's best pop songs
since his Pavement days.
Both "Lariat" and "Cinnamon and Lesbians" sound a bit like Pavement around "Brighten the corners"
and both are ridiculously infectious, the same goes for "Houston Hades" and "J Smoov" .
Beck produced "Mirror Traffic", the preceding album, and maybe I'm mistaken, but to me it sounds like
"J Smoov" comes with a heavy Beck Hansen soul imprint. In any case, it's a… Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
30 minutes of gorgeous music. Jordan Lee's soft, sincere voice float on top
of wind chimes, sweeping strings, piano and soothing percussion. If there
was a category for most beautiful album of the year, then this would be a
contender for the no.1 spot.
Standouts: Not much to omit, but "Golden wake", "Advanced falconry", "Let's
play/Statue of a man" and "Strong swimmer" are all fantastic.
Regarding categories; I am not sure what to call this. I see the critics have
a fondness for using baroque to describe it; baroque indie-pop, baroque-folk.
I think it has a resemblance to some of Sufjan Stevens music, you can call it
a brighter… Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Is there currently a better, more ferocious rock n roll band around than Thee Oh Sees? I'm not so sure.
They are certainly one of the hardest working, if not thee hardest working band in showbizz, releasing
more than one album each year and touring so hard that they're responsible for more than 12% of the
collected roadkill in the states, according to the latest statistics.
Since november 2011 they have dropped three great albums; Carrion Crawler/The Dream, Putrifiers II
and Floating Coffin. These albums contain an insane amount of good songs: Crack in your eye,
Contraption/Soul Desert, Carrion Crawler, Wax face, Hang a picture, So nice, Lupine… Read more