she is old school and she can sing anything
it doesn’t matter what Lyn sings
The Walkmen are on indefinite hiatus, so the lead singer Hamilton has corralled some superstars of indie for his solo album, and it sounds quite good (the instrumental break works like a hook), and he has an arresting voice, catchy but limited – B
I was watching a documentary called “Happy” the other day, in which the filmmaker seemed to believe that the greatest thing in life is happiness. But it isn’t at all. The greatest thing in life is to feel completely alive. Hearts Of Sorrow is completely alive.
Walking On Air – Katy Perry – By the numbers disco cropper up to nothing much but what it does do, play off its drum patterns, should get the kiddies dancing – B-
This is Justin’s best song since, I dunno, “What Goes Round”? It doesn’t so much focus as diffuse the albums. The only long track that really worked was “Mirrors’ and the only other first tier track is this one.
Used To You – Lyn Bowtell – An inspired rip of “Brilliant Disguise” and it won’t be dropping till early 2014, but get ready because this is one brilliant country-folk ballad by a woman who should try her hand at rock and roll – A
The quality is unerring even if unnerving “Hush” is just depressing but in a non plussed positive way, it’s like if you’ve ever made love to somebody while they are crying: so much of the feeling in her songs hits both ways.