It’s been awhile since I’ve done a LxListening. I’ve heard a bunch of interesting (if not great) pop songs lately, and so I figured I could scrape together several of them to get out a proper LxListening. Please note that all of these songs may not necessarily be “new”, except maybe to me. But, at the very least, they are deserving for a few spare words from yours truly, and maybe even a few pointers on how they could be
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The above picture is a perfect microcosm of how we felt about the albums on our short list today. We were all excited to some extent or another about each of the disappointing albums found below. In fact, three of the albums below were on our list at the beginning of the year for the Top Ten Most Anticipated Albums of 2013. If you look at that list you will see we definitely have some fine-tuning to do in
The Naked and Famous In Rolling Waves I was familiar with one track (first heard on the underrated popcorn series Suits) from The Naked and Famous before delving into their second proper release, In Rolling Waves. Based on that one track, “The Sun”, I kind of pegged The Naked and Famous as a less lo-fi ripoff of The xx. There is the girl/boy vocalists interplay. There is also the electronic foundation to the music. But, I have to put aside
The Knife Shaking the Habitual Sometimes one of my favorite artists pisses me off so much, I have to wait awhile to even talk about it. I don’t want to be overly hyperbolic and just rip them apart without sitting on my feelings for awhile. So, even though The Knife’s Shaking The Habitual came out weeks ago, I am now ready to properly evaluate it, devoid of my initial reactionary response. Boy am I glad I waited.
Of the artists we most anticipated new albums from in 2012, two of them failed to release a new album (Outkast and Kanye). We decided to be a bit less lofty with our prognostications this year, and are relatively comfortable that all the artists on this year’s list will end up dropping a new full-length (except my “just missed”, which is the same as last year, and a complete shot in the dark). As always, some artists will surprise us