Tuesday, February 05, 2008
I-Tues v. 6

I get a bit obsessive with music. If I like something, I really like something. I listen to it constantly and run it into the ground. I can tell something is "good" or "a favorite" if I continue to like it after a month or so. I have a new "good" "favorite" to let ya'll know about--The New Pornographers Challengers.

I've had a love/hate relationship with The New Pornographers. At times I get down with their insanely pop rock sound and other times they sound too noisy to me. I like Neko Case's voice but sometimes don't like the instrumental interludes. There is a fine line between fun and annoying for me. But their new album (I'm using "new" loosely as this album has been out for quite a while) gets it just right. It is the perfect blend of harmony, pop sound and moving lyrics. I can't get enough of it. Last week, I listed to it three times in a row. I don't know how it manages but the album is perfect to listen to during dinner and while you get ready to head out on the town. It is chill and uplifting. It is, in a word, awesome.

Download now and thank me later:
All the Old Showstoppers
Go Places

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Blogger Matt said...

A few suggestions for you and Drew:

Cassettes Won't Listen -- Sort of Postal Service-ish, in the way that it has that flowing, electronic indie pop sound to it, albeit a bit more polished. (New album of their's is coming out in March.)

The National -- Like indie rock pumped up with some violins and kick ass vocals. "Boxer" is one of my favorite albums of 2007.

Blogger kristen said...

You're the second person (with good taste*) to tell us about The National. We just added it to our list.

This weekend we'll preview Cassettes Won't Listen. Sounds right up our ally. Drew likes the the electronic part and I like the pop.

*No one with bad music taste has told us about this group. Just to be clear.

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