Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Music: on high rotation

Currently going into the CD player very regularly:

The Darkness
Permission to Land

Hilarious British rock band with many obvious influences including Queen. Lead singer has an amazing falsetto, the music is great and they don't take themselves too seriously.

The Beautiful South
Painting it red

One of my favourite bands. They have a knack for sounding sweet while singing weird bitter things. Very clever lyrics but a couple of hooky songs on every album too. The very first time I heard them was on tv, they were playing one of those annual huge British festivals. I was struck by the combination of male and female lead voices on a lot of their songs, which is something you don't hear too often. They have a new female singer, Alison Wheeler, on the latest album, Gaze, but she sounds a lot like the previous one (Jaqueline Abbot).

Robbie Williams
The ego has landed
Sing when you're winning

Um, I don't know if I can explain this.

The New Pornographers
Electric Version

Vancouver 'super group' made up of people from indie bands and country singer Neko Case.

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