Uber, Yoshimi is a very strong cd all the way through, though not as perfectly tight at "Soft Bulletin" There's a few really really strong tracks other than "fight test". "Yoshimi Battles the pink Robots Pt. 1" "Do you Realize", "In The Morning Of The Magicians" and "Are you a Hypnotist" are all quite strong tracks. If you liked Soft Bulletin, I doubt you would be disappointed with Yoshimi.
Well, someone left me Interpol's Turn On the Bright Lights and a mix CD. But I also nabbed a gift card at Strawberries (for $15). So while I had the shiny new car stereo (Sony MP3/CD player) installed, I turned that into the following:
Queens of the Stone Age: Songs for the Deaf (with bonus DVD)
U2: Achtung Baby
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros: Rock Art and the X-Ray Style
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros: Global A Go-Go
Marvelous 3: The Hey! Album
Run Lola Run soundtrack
QotSA was the only new one out of those 6, though. Total? About $45.
Originally posted by My Anti-DrugWhat's the Run Lola Run soundtrack like? I clearly remember enjoying the music in Princess and the Warrior (which I found to be a far better movie than Lola, but that's another thread).
Someone is burning me a copy of Interpol as we speak - I can't wait to hear it.
It's... erm... good techno? Franka's vocals fit in well, maybe because she's an alto. There's also some bursts of guitar, too... kinda hard to describe unless you've seen the movie. The first eight songs are the originals from the movie, then the other eight are remixes.
I got Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, and the Essential Leonard Cohen. The Cash tribute is good, about what I expected, with Keb Mo's take on Folsom Prison Blues being the highlight. Leonard Cohen is pretty good, but I mostly liked his early stuff, and the musical arrangements for the later stuff are quite different (borderline 80's synth pop, which doesn't always fit his voice very well).
And, with additional Holiday cash, I picked up Black Sabbath - Symptom of the Universe (2-CD best of, 1970-78), Audioslave, and used copies of Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking and a 3-CD Hank Williams collection. The local Wherehouse Music was having a 30% off sale, so I made out quite well. The Sabbath collection is a must for Ozzy-era fans; it's remastered and sounding great!
"That's what you get for not hailing to the chimp."
This was destined to be bittersweet. The last time I saw Spirit of the West, lead singer John Mann had recently been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. We went, in part, expecting it to be our last chance to see the band.