I know this blog exists, but you wouldn’t believe it based on the frequency of my posts. I can honestly say that I haven’t been this busy in a very long time. That’s a good thing! Although it’s not such a good thing if you faithfully followed this blog ‘o mine (perhaps by subscribing to the RSS feed) and have seen the rate of new posts drop off like Kanye West’s respectability (wow, topical!).
There’s a lot of exciting tech, sports and life topics I’m hoping to write about, but until I get the chance (again, not a bad thing), we’ll all have to make-do merely knowing what kind of music I’m listening to lately.
Future of the Left – Travels With Myself and Another
Like a more-accomplished mclusky, Travels With Myself and Another is an energetic and entertaining scuzz-rock record.
Manic Street Preachers – Journal for Plague Lovers
With lyrics entirely provided by notes left behind by Richey Edwards, Journal for Plague Lovers makes it look like the Manics have been reinvigorated with a sense of urgency.
Mew – No More Stories…
Even more grandiose than …And the Glass Handed Kite and much peppier and hopeful.
Modest Mouse – No One’s First and You’re Next
Holding me over until we see a new Modest Mouse full-length.
Muse – The Resistance
Operatic, classical and rocking.
NOFX – Coaster
The anti-Bush sentiments are no longer required, so they boys have settled back into their old ways, with a couple of mature tricks (Example: “My Orphan Year”).
Pearl Jam – Backspacer
Best PJ album since Yield.
Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs
Combines all of YLT’s best fuzz-pop, drone, twee elements into a single cohesive album. My easy fave is “More Stars Than There Are In Heaven”.