Finally! I got some new music over the weekend, including:
1. Spoon: Gimme Fiction - pretty good, although Britt's voice wears on me after about 5 songs
2. Decemberists: Human Behavior - the Bjork song. From an apparently local tribute to Bjork album from iTunes. Does anyone else find his voice good, but sometimes just a li'l toooo much of an affectation? I mean, how British can one's voice get?
3. Stars: Set Yourself on Fire - so far, so good. Apparently, they're on off-shoot of Broken Social Scene.
4. Paul Simon: 64-93 Boxed Set - good ol' rhymin' Simon. Nice songs, pleasant voice. Why isn't there a Paul Simon tribute album with modern cardigan-wearing indie-folksters on it? Belle & Sebastian, I'm looking at you.
5. The Secret Machines: No here is Nowhere - the obvious/idiotic album title notwithstanding I kind of like this modern hippy shite. Excellent drum sounds especially. And they opened for Interpol last fall, even though we arrived after their set.
6. I also bought a "mix" cd from a popular coffee chain whose name we dare not speak. And it's actually a pretty good mix. Joseph Arthur covers the Smiths, so that's a guaranteed winner, and Rufus W. doing "My Funny Valentine". Ok, fine, it was bought at Starbucks, and I'll make you a copy if you ask nicely.