Bodies – Robbie Williams – Robbie is having some year between fighting with various members of Oasis, reforming Take That, his first new music in three years and on the strength of the single a return to form after the big hit but somewhat crappy Rudebox. “Bodies” is where Robbie Williams makes a living: dance back track anchors a cruel brittania pop vocal. A smash hit everywhere but the US.
Kathy With A K’s Song – Bright Eyes
Thundercrack – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Gangsta Gangsta – Mike Beck
Waking Up drunk – Titus Andronicus
Tout Les Temps – Americans In France – AIF are a tough read. I know I love em and I know they feel like something other -like sorta art thingy. And I know the album is a major statement, a big first album. But I don’t know quite what I am listening to. “Tout Les Temps” starts like Richard Hell and the Voidoids and then beguns something else. It keeps on changing speed: if they were driving a car you’d be throwing up in the back seat and the sound is full and empty at the same time with everything crashing into each other. I can understand Helen’s problems with them but I don’t share em. I like the confusion and this is a real good band.
Santa Monica – Everclear
Amphetamine – Everclear – In anticipation of Helen’s interview I’ve been listening to the band and re-discovered this song about another fucked up gir from the 1997 So Much for The Overglow.
Sexy Chick – David Guetta featuring Akon
On The Dancefloor – David Guetta featuring Will. I. Am and apl.de.la – “I’ve got dat…” No not boom boom pow… “fire”. With One Love Guetta ups his game into Paul Oakenfold, Mark Ronson level -to DJ as rock star levels. “Sexy Chick” with Akon’s autotuned and echoed vocals is a smash hit and “On The Dancefloor” is as big a dance record as you will hear this year.
Mean Serene – Americans In France
The Money Will Roll Right In – Nirvana
I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
I’d hate To Be You when People find Out What This Song Is About – Mayday Parade
(Your Love Keeps Taking Me Higher) – Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite indeedy. One of the great soul men of all time owns this song even after Bruce and EC tried to swipe it last night
captivating, hooklined, country pop songs
it’s a bit different because it’s smaller
the effects pedals have greatly helped him transform his guitars into basses
Last January The Weeknd was # 1 and though that album was better than Trippie’s, the rest weren’t
Sam’s best to date
featuring Renée Zellweger on vocals
a mini women in music summit