Friday, September 25, 2009

The Clean – Mister Pop

Cheers to The Clean for a welcome return after eight years! The new album is quite good, and hangs on to the Kiwi Pop sensibilities that made the band so influential to begin with. It sounds, at once, both old and new. And when it’s The Clean, that’s kinda, exactly what you want.

Are You Really on Drugs

In the Dreamlife You Need a Rubber Soul

Asleep in the Tunnel

Factory Man

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wild Beasts – Two Dancers

Two words really sum up my thoughts about Two Dancers…strange and wonderful. On paper this album shouldn’t really work for me—what with the falsetto, the over-the-topness, and the sheer gayness of it all. But this strange brew comes together, and finds me coming back for more.

We Still Got The Taste Dancin' On Our Tongues

Two Dancers (II)

This Is Our Lot