Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

I admit I’m not much of a Bill Callahan or Smog aficionado. I quite like some of the bits and pieces I’ve heard over the years, but really can’t speak with any authority about his body of work. What I can do is tell you how impressed I am with his latest album. Beautifully arranged, meandering music, with pained, thoughtful lyrics and subtle hooks. The three below are my current favorites. It’s the kind of album that makes you want to dig into the things you may have missed.

The Wind And The Dove

Too Many Birds

My Friend

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years

I must say I’m quite thrilled with the new album. After feeling just a hair let down by Hey Venus!, their ninth studio album is adventurous in all the right places. It hop scotches from psyched-out jams to krautrock to funk-laced grooves to foot-pounding stadium rock. Best from SFA in a long while.

Moped Eyes

Inaugural Trams


The Very Best Of Neil Diamond