|Add Date:||2007-11-18||Pull Date:||2008-01-20|
|Week Ending:||Jan 13||Jan 6||Dec 16||Nov 25|
|1.||Jan 11, 2008:||Rorschach's Dance
Cars On Fire
|3.||Dec 13, 2007:||Living Souls
Safe And Sound
|2.||Jan 02, 2008:||Eran Mukamel (sub)
|4.||Nov 19, 2007:||I <3 Life and Yr Callous Neglect/Refusal
Cars On Fire
Punkish indie rock w/ some darkness. Think Les Savy Fav, but less dynamic. Many songs have a dark-misty-forest feel -- erie and spacey. Sometimes vocalist will sing-talk or growl the lyrics to complement this. A more unfortunate trend in the music is a tendency to play the same note and sing the same lyric over and over -- tempting you with hooks every once in a while. I don't mind the note so much as the lyrics. It isn't bad music, some may even find the teasing with hooks rewarding, but the repetitive lyrics easily ruined 1 and 3 for me, which are pretty good songs otherwise and just gets old by the end of the CD. My fav songs were the ones in which the lyrics took a little bit of a back seat to the instruments. Songs w/o vocals aren’t too bad either (14, 7).
Picks: 5, 9, 14
1 - Pretty much one guitar note, one lyric "This is the International"... the chorus guitar is very catchy, but song still gets repetitive even at 1:37
2 - Flip between dark and light. Light sounds like 1. Dark adds a deep, prominent bass, vocals get deeper. This "dark" side will be heard in many songs on the CD.
3 - Nice hook, solid rumbling middle... but repeats "Cars on Fire" over and over and over
4 - Same formula, less repetitive lyrics though. Not bad, but not a standout.
5 - Dark. Vocals take a back seat for the most part, sort of growling the lyrics.
6 - didn't notice... ain't bad... just ain't good either
7 - No vocals. Instrumentation really flows back and forth like a tide.
8 - That deep bass from 2 is going again.
9 - Intro has an alien feel. Louder, more distortion, unorthodox sounds then other songs. Repetition of song title "Silver" really works here.
10 - Not very much darkness here. More straight punky. Not bad.
11 - More of the same. Repetitive guitar. Sing-talk/growling vocals.
12 - The opening has a bit of a Rage against the Machine to it. Repetitive.
13 - A bit faster beat on this one. Another less dark, more punky song.
14 – No vocals. The repetition feels sort of triumphant in this song – like perseverance.
|3.||Cars On Fire||10.||Rot It Out|
|4.||Maritime Snakes||11.||The Spoils|
|5.||Safe And Sound||12.||Stator/Asymptate|
|6.||The People's Monument||13.||Tumult!|
|7.||Customs||14.||Sudden Freeze/Ice Shelf/The Thaw|