Durand Jones & The Indications are at The Regent Theater on Monday
an abysmal 89,000 equivalent album units
‘This very slow and noble triple time and those sad chords. I think I know what it might be.’… ‘It’s almost the exact same thing. That’s a crazy coincidence that my good friend and musical little sister Feist with her song ‘How Come You Never Go There’ had the exact same idea to use those chords and that slow triple time as Hozier. What are the chances?’
I just gave Hozier another spin. Maybe I underestimated his voice a little, and the giggle at funerals line is a good one, but I can’t hear anything else as being much ore than Gospel tinged folkieness. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike it at all but I can’t feel anything much more stronger than a lack of contempt. How did it catch on?
Today, there is certainly a lot of mediocrity, any American Idol, X Factor product is an example for me! But at the same time, there is a lot of excellent music, it is just harder to find it because of the enormous amount of bands formed every year and songs released each day!
It isn’t a complete disaster. Sam’s still around, Hozier did well, Johnny Marr made it and Gorgon City? where is the hit single? Still, ugh to Caribou and Genesis and the Script. relatively mediocre for the UK charts.
Point of No Return – Gene McDaniels – the early 60s pop star made a sweet, masterful samba out of a little know Goffin-King new romance ode, you just can’t get out of its way, a gorgeous romantic work – A
Take Me To Church – Hozier – This former member of Dublin’s Trinity Choir has a very soulful voice and in last years’ breakthrough song he gives it full reign over a lovely anthemic pop song – B+