Monday, November 28, 2005
Okay, this isn't that new. In fact, Pitchfork's review went up in January this year. Oh hell, guess I'm a bit behind on the music news!! Oh my.
Anyhoo. There's this great tribute album - 40th anniversary of the release of the wonderful Rubber Soul. It's called This Bird Has Flown. Check it out on download.com - they have audio samples. I haven't heard the full album yet, but it's on my To Buy list. I like the sound of Low doing "Nowhere Man" - a very straight version with their usual gorgeous but simple harmonies. Ben Lee's "In My Life" is also nice. I think that I would keep Ben Harper's "Michelle" on skip though. I just don't like that guy. He's so earnest. His voice grates simply 'cos he annoys me as a person. I have a mean streak sometimes. I swear I will end up a crotchety old woman with lots of cats.
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And I will be there right along side of you...I loathe Ben Harper too. That's so funny. I will have to check this out. Rubber Soul is one of my fav Beatles records too.
i'll wait until someone i trust reviews this one. tributes and compilations tend to try and please too many listeners, and end up satisfying no one (good for itunes, tho).
i was excited about the lennon tribute a few years back, working class hero,but after hearing it at a freinds, i had no desire to hear it again.
I hear what you are saying. These are often not the kind of albums that you can put on and listen to right through. But it can be great to hear someone else's take on a song. It can bring out some new dynamic within the melody, or some twist on lycrics, that you had never thought possible. Have you heard Discovered Covered - Daniel Johnston tribute album? It's pretty nice and totally listenable.
Do I take it you don't trust the reviews on Pitchfork? I think they are sometimes quite biased. They write horrid reviews of Stereolab which annoys me immensely.
Oh i should check my spelling. Lycrics indeed.
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