I redeemed my self in the conference finals, nailing both of them. Now it all comes down to this. Do or die. And…
…it pains me to say it, but I think Detroit is going to win – again! Ugh. At least this time, I wouldn’t be annoyed as I usually would. Detroit and Michigan have fallen on some serious hard times – have you seen the empty seats at the Wings’ home games during these playoffs? Maybe winning it all would make this financial meltdown a little bit more bearable for those in Detroit.
Someday, I’ll remember how to write a proper blog post complete with content worth reading. But until that day comes, here’s what I’m listening to lately.
Crippled Black Phoenix – 200 Tons of Bad Luck
A Love of Shared Disasters prepared us for the apocalypse and 200 Tons of Bad Luck is the traveling carnival you visit on the way out.
Isis – Wavering Radiant
Still drone-y, but Isis have added a few new instruments to their toolbox (organs!).
Japandroids – Post-Nothing
If No Age were more tuneful or if Death From Above 1979 stuck around long enough to record new albums, they might sound like Japandroids. Fuzzed out and catchy pop songs.
Junior Boys – Begone Dull Care
Synth pop minimalists just got a little less minimal.
Metric – Fantasies
Every Metric album up to this point has always sounded like something to kill the time in between Broken Social Scene albums. Now that BSS is on hiatus, Metric has finally recorded a full-fledged album with all the trimmings.
Silversun Pickups – Swoon
Rocks with the familiarity of Carnavas but with the expected sophomore album touches like overdubs and strings.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz
It’s Blitz has me chair disco dancin’ in my cubicle.
Wow, I was I way off, going 1-3 in round two’s predictions. Let’s see if I can redeem myself in the Conference Finals:
Pittsburgh vs Carolina
Detroit vs Chicago
I’m really unsure about that Pens-‘Canes series. Carolina aren’t called the “Cardiac ‘Canes” for nothing. They definitely have the ability to surprise everybody.