The performances oscillated between charming and cozy, and dramatic and emotional
Kurt sounds like Lou Reed while Courtney sounds like, to be honest she sounds like Lou Reed as well
The music was so indiscernible, it was pretty hard for me to find my way through the smog.
The entire enterprise is smug, profoundly pretentious, and so self-conscious that half way through it I thought I was listening to Ryan Adams. It is a the sort of album Kim Gordon would claim “this focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air.” It is only a breath of fresh air if you come from smog filled L.A.
Wheelbarrow – Kurt Vile – In which Kurt becomes the Americana drake; a man in such a state of depression it is hard to decide whether he is shooting up or nodding off? I don’t really care that much, this is very pretty stuff… I got it, he is the Lana Del Rey of alt – B+
I have a bad feeling about the Ryan Adams album, I just do. I don’t much like the “Bad Blood” single and it seems like, I dunno, what is there to say? Meanwhile, I wanna know why Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have chosen to change their name to something even worse, the platinigeously stupid Jr Jr. I can’t take New Order at any price and three years after I saw him open for Madonna, Avicii, who makes Justin Bieber look like Little Lord Faulteroy, still has exactly one great song to his name. I am not a Los Lobos fan… ok, ok, so what looks good? Fetty Wap maybe, but I am going with Kurt Vile just because I am blown away by “Life Like This”.
In which Kurt expands his horizon into MOR old school rock, with a piano motif up close and personal, and I hated it yesterday but I think I missed it because I was expecting something completely different. This is a beautiful and strange rhythmic hook, it is like there are two beats and one falls off and discombobulates the song and neither rests with the drums- B+
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!