While I haven’t gotten through the entire album yet, the new Silversun Pickups album is excellent so far. A lot more focused than their debut, less ethereal and less swirly/shoegaze guitar. That may be terrible for some of their fans, but I think it works for them. (NOTE: because I haven’t listened to it enough, I reserve the right to completely reverse or change my opinion without good explanation.)
UPDATE!: Buy the new album yourself from Amazon for $4 (!) here today (4/14) only.
Here is the next installment of my 1000 Minutes project.
Dave will probably disagree with my choice off of this album. In truth, it was between this and “Animals + Insects” for me, but I listened to this song so frequently when I got the album that I had to give it the nod.
Maybe The Stills will never get back to the beauty they created on this album, but I sure hope so. I really really enjoyed that album, and their subsequent efforts have only elicited a “meh” or two from me.
6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: Damon Gough Version (in 4 steps):
-Damon Gough (aka Badly Drawn Boy) writes soundtrack for About a Boy which stars Hugh Grant
-Hugh Grant stars in Two Weeks Notice with Sandra Bullock
-Sandra Bullock stars in Crash with Matt Dillon
-Matt Dillon stars in Wild Things with Kevin Bacon
Man, I love this song. I have to hear it about once per week, going on 9 years now.