Saturday, March 19, 2011

Music sounds better with you.

Just a few things I've been listening to.

Sister Wife - Alex Winston: Her voice reminds me of Miss Li. One track sounded like Tegan and Sara on drugs. For me, the general tone of this album reflects it's album art - lots of volcanic ash cloud hair, swans, clouds and show lights. It's one big party with some sweet harmonising and a lot of 'ooh's and 'ahh's. Her voice is really lovely, it sort of wraps itself around you and it's like being caught up in a really fun vocal river.

Music Sounds Better With you - Acid House Kings: Acid House Kings have pretty much come back with another generous serving of upbeat Swedish twee-pop that's just as saccharine sweet as all their other albums. I feel like it's all the same, though. The female and male vocals of Acid House King feel like two overly-adorable children with freckles holding hands and running through a park. Regardless of how bland they can sometimes sound, they always make for a good listen. Well, for me anyway. There'll always be a special place in my iTunes for ACK. I really like Waterfall. And I don't know if it's just me, but I can hear the slightest Swedish accent in their croonings, which just makes it all even more endearing.

The Last Night on Earth - Noah and the Whale: I liked First Day of Spring better, but this is still very good. His voice still makes me so happy.

The Memory Machine - Julia Stone: This whole album is amazing. Julia Stone's voice makes me sad, though. There's something about it that makes me fear everything bad in the world and drives me to want to hide under my bed for a thousand years. I really liked Lights Inside This Dream and Winter on the Weekend.

In the Wee Small Hours - Frank Sinatra: The jazzy instrumentals all feels so old-school, and I sort of want to go buy a cigar and take up smoking just so it completes listening to Sinatra. And there's this kind of sense of chivalry and manners and grand theatricality that hovers around you when you listen to his music. For some reason, though, his music keeps reminding me of Bambi and other old-school Disney movies. I don't know much about anything but it would be so ace if Bambi was scored to Sinatra. His voice is so smooth and it's starting to feel like my laptop is singing to me, which is making me fall in love with it just a little bit. Sinatra reminds me of thrift stores and rainy mornings.


Dylana Suarez said...

This is all so wonderful!


Christina said...

you have such lovely taste in music & i really enjoy your descriptions!

lorna and yeng said...

can i say that you made a good music review and that you have a great taste in music? i love acid house kings too as much as club 8 as well as i like listening to frank sinatra and noah and the whale.

followed your blog and linked it to ours too!