When you look back on your previous music tastes, it’s sometimes comes as a surprise to remember the styles you used to like. However, even when your favourite genre changes though, every so often you hear a song that you knew you would have loved a year, or maybe even five years ago. This was my reaction when listening to Silversun Pickup’s – Carnavas.
Let’s just say I’m glad I’ve moved out of my early moody teen years. Continue reading
We started with Jack White’s lyric heavy album, we then moved to the slightly lyrical EDM of Mat Zo, now finally this week, we make the move to an entirely lyric-less album:
Lost in Space – Pyramid
Released in 2011 as the French producer’s debut album, Lost in Space is an interesting to say the least. From the initial listen through, one can’t help but feel that this album would be at home as the sound track to a sci-fi game straight out of the eighties. Each song blends well with their electronic beats, however, still remain distinct enough to not feel repetitive. So let’s jump into a couple of the stand out songs from the record:
Released In 2013, Damage Control was the debut album of British producer, Mat Zo. And my god, what a debut! Broadly looking, Damage Control appears to be an electronic dance album, however, when you look a little deeper, it’s clear that it really is a synthesis of many genres. Covering styles such as trance, progressive house and even including Middle Eastern undertones to a number of the tracks, Mat Zo has pushed the bounds of what should be expected from EDM as a genre.
Two years on, this album is still consistently making its way onto my playlists, but why is it such a memorable and enjoyable record? Let me take you on a journey through a couple of the standout songs, and hopefully you’ll be able to answer that question yourself.
During my early adolescence, The White Stripes were one of my favourite bands; and whilst most people know them for their big hits like “Seven Nation Army” and “The Hardest Button to Button”, my favourites were “Hotel Yorba” and “Blue Orchid”.
Sadly, Jack and Meg have disbanded since then. However, to my joy, Jack White has continued to pursue his solo music career leading us to the Album of the Week: Blunderbuss – Jack White
Released in 2012, Blunderbuss has a distinct blues/indie/folk rock sound. It’s this style that I find sets it apart from many other modern rock albums, especially with its genre diversity. There are some amazing pieces to be found in this 13 track record, however, I did find a few to be quite lacking.
So here are my views on a select number of songs from this worthy album:
(And don’t forget, if you have any other album recommendations for reviewing, post them in a comment at the end!)
I was at work the other day and was wanting to listen to a particular song I’ve been liking. But for the life of me, I just couldn’t remember the name of the track or the artist.
I knew I had featured it as the “song of the week” here, but that’s when I realised I only keep the list of songs I’ve previously chosen at home, and don’t have the archive listed here.
I’ve now decided that each week, not only will I list what my current favourite song is over in the sidebar (sorry if you’re on mobile and can’t see that), but I will also dedicate my Tuesday/Wednesday post to reviewing the album or EP it has come from!
That way, you’ll be able to quickly scroll back and see a record (pun intended) of all the music I’ve been highlighting here.
So whilst I have a list of albums I’m already wanting to review, are there any favourites of yours that you want me to look up? Hit me up with them in the comments below!