Yes. I know it’s Tuesday.
With not going away this weekend, I had access to the internet. This is generally a good thing, but not when I’m in the mood for some new music. Wallets (namely mine) start getting thinner. Rapidly.
And now I’m playing catch-up because I have a million new songs to listen to.
Here’s what’s in store (or rather not in the store anymore):
All At Once from The Airborne Toxic Event.
I told you I was going to get this.
REM’s Collapse Into Now.
I’ve been following REM since 1987 and yet their last album, Accelerate, was my favourite so far. This has a lot to live up to.
DJ Fresh & Euphonik: F.eU Too – In The Club.
Proof that you don’t need to actually have a brain to spin some thumping dance tracks, 5fm’s drive time host and his friend have mixed some catchy anthems here. This was playing while I was in Musica and it was flying off the shelves. Yoav’s We Are Dancing (The Peter Luyts mix), Teenage Crime from Adrian Lux and Hello (the song with the really disappointing video) from Martin Solveig all feature.
Goodluck’s CD, which appears to be called Goodluck.
Buy it now and you’ll get a bonus remix disc thrown in free of charge, which has 3 remixes of Taking It Easy (the über-chilled track we told you about here) and another 3 of their latest offering Hop On Hop Off, which has nothing to do with the Cape Town Sightseeing bus, although that is an option with the service.
Wounded Rhymes – Lykke Li.
A worrying purchase, this. I based it on one song: I Follow Rivers, which grabbed me with it’s 80’s soundtrack and breathy, yet powerful vocals. Still, what could possibly go wrong when you hear that the artist in question is a 23 year old Swedish indie singer whose music “often blends elements of pop, electronic, and indie rock” and she has a middle name that sounds like shampoo (Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson)?
And basing an album purchase on one song is infinitely better than basing a purchase on no songs whatsoever and just taking a chance because it’s in the UK charts. I did that with Pala from a band called Friendly Fires. It was pants. What a waste of bandwidth.
I’ll be reporting back on these new purchases as and when I see fit.
In the meantime – what else should I be listening to – and why?
Your recommendations in the comments section below would be appreciated.