Requiem for Omm 2 – Of Montreal – I know the daytrotter.com recording from 2007 and what it proves is that in order to lead a band like Of Montreal -a wild ride live and beats crazy 2008 hit machine, you need to be able to write songs as fabulous as this. “I never ever stopped wondering, wondering if you ever think of us…” Just Justin Barnes singing along as he strums his guitar.
Notion – Kings Of Leon
Old Enough – Rickie Lee Jones
Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble – Every now and then a song bubbles up from the ether and knocks you flat. I just adore the horns on the break and the song is so catchy plus Marie Lynn used to love it when I called her “kid” and I love the way he says “ama-zin”. Great song.
What Does It Mean – The Flaming Lips
3 – Britney Spears – Changed my mind again. “Four on the floor” -that’s all I hafta say…
Autumn Almanac – the Kinks – Mike Nessing and I are working together on a Something Else By the Kinks post. In the meantime this song about a gardener who never left the North of England was the story of a dying breed when it was written forty odd years ago. Now it is like a missive from another age.
Hell Of A Life – T.I. – Strange misdirection in this missive from this age.
Goodbye Porkpie Hat – Joni Mitchell
Baby Boomer – Monsters Of Folk
I’d Hate To be You When People Find Out What This Song IS About – Mayday Parade – Far be it for me to throw down on Helen Bach. BUT. Original songwriter Jason Lancaster is the real deal as this perfect song off 2007’s A Lesson In Romantics proves. As good as anything by Panic or Cute, maybe better, Mayday Parade are hurting on their recently released Anywhere But Here by Jason quitting the band. Hurting but not down and out. “Kids In Love” and “Anywhere But Here” are both really good though missing a little in the catchy side. So by my reckoning Helen: 0, Mary Magpie: 1
Hideaway – Karen O and the Kids
Waiting On A Woman – Brad Paisley
Blue Skies – Noah and the Whale – Weakened and bought the entire album. Shouldn’t have.
Sea Of Heartache – Rosanne Cash
Tigers In The Fire – Love Grenades – Best new band of the year this side of Pains.
Ecstatic Appeal – Jamina Pearl
Something He Can Feel – Aretha Franklin – How I missed the Sparkle album is beyond me. And I miss Curtis and really miss Curtis. God damn make me cry.
She Wolf – Shakira – One of the great singles of the year finds Shakria somewhere between letting go and giving in.
punk blasts of energy
# 1 where Jack Harlow resides
ear candy trap
Ye’s hatred of Jews is well beyond a bi-polar by product
even by her through the roof skills the three singles we’ve heard have been masterpieces…
Graphic Novel “Merriment”, Written by Joe Steinhardt and Illustrated by Marissa Paternoster, Reviewed
an extended metaphor for Joe and Marissa’s friendship
worse than I remembered it being
Noah’s only song worth your while has taken over