Nathan (vovat) wrote,
Nathan
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Come on, turn on, tune in, drop out, give up with me

So, yesterday I posted about books I've read, and now here's an entry about albums I've listened to recently. Probably either tonight or tomorrow will see a post about cartoons based on video games. And if bethje and I do end up going to the movies this weekend, I'll be covering pretty much all the media, won't I? {g}

Cracker, Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey - I have to admit that, while there were some cool songs, I was a little disappointed by Greenland. This, however, is really quite enjoyable, with more enthusiasm and weirdness than on the last album. The first three songs are the best (the clever and catchy "Show Me How This Thing Works" being my current favorite), but that's not to say the rest of the record is bad.

St. Vincent, Actor - I picked this up more or less on a whim, as I liked what I'd heard by them before. There's just something really appealing about Annie Clark's voice, and the music is pretty soothing as well. I don't know what my favorite song on the album is, but I'll probably pick one before it comes time to make my end-of-the-year mix.

Tori Amos, Abnormally Attracted to Sin - I like this one, but I'm not sure how I'd say it stacks up to her other albums. I'd say it has less of the mellow adult alternative vibe that dominated Scarlet's Walk and The Beekeeper. Maybe closer in style to American Doll Posse, only without all the crazy wigs. {g} "Not Dying Today" is my favorite so far, but "That Guy" is also a good one. And while I'm generally not too keen on drug-themed songs, "Mary Jane" is also a stand-out track for me. (At least I assume that's a drug-themed song; Tori lyrics are probably marginally harder to decipher than ancient Sumerian tablets.) I bought the deluxe edition, which includes a DVD, but I haven't had the chance to watch it yet.

EDIT: Oh, I can't forget to wish a happy birthday to yosef!
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