Monday, April 24, 2006

Pitchforkmedia and Springstein!

Check out Pitchfork this morning for Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together. Springstein gets Recomended!

I really didn';t care much about this album until I read this review. Now as a guy who loves Springstein I'm made giddy by this dangling of a statement:

"On The Seeger Sessions, Springsteen growls, warbles, groans, and gags, sounding often like Tom Waits (check the scratchy, ominous vocals on "Erie Canal") or later Bob Dylan... The resulting collection happily drowns out echoes of Springsteen's underwhelming recent efforts, and just might be the very best-- and loudest, and most inspiring-- album Bruce has produced in more than a decade."

The review was written by Amanda Petrusich.

Today's "Best Song Ever"

The Smiths "I Know It's Over"

Jens Lekman at his least mopey beats Morrisey at his least. However, Morrisey at top tier no holds bard mopeyest beats all the mopey singer singwriters hands down*. I used to think I was above this level of mope but perhaps I've become a sadder bastard then I ever could've imagined becoming.

Download, Listen, Discuss.

*The only possible exception is Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch on the album The Boy With The Arab Strap, though some (myself included) have decided that he was doing a self parody in this period.