Saturday, March 21

Modest Mouse- Strangers To Ourselves

Modest Mouse
"Strangers To Ourselves"

  1. Strangers To Ourselves
  2. Lampshades On Fire
  3. Shit In Your Cut
  4. Pistol (A. Cunanan, Miami FL. 1996)
  5. Ansel
  6. The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box
  7. Coyotes
  8. Pups To Dust
  9. Sugarboats
  10. Wicked Campaign
  11. Be Brave
  12. God is an Indian and You're an Asshole
  13. The Tortoise and The Tourist
  14. The Best Room
  15. Of Course We Know

After waiting 8 years for a new album, alternative rock band Modest Mouse has finally delivered. But it might not be the package that we were expecting. Modest Mouse have released a new single "Lampshades on Fire", which sounds a lot like the MM we know and love. I finally had the chance to listen to this album, and all I could count on before that, were the opinions and reviews of others. After listening, I could tell that a lot went into this album. Random instruments like steel drums, cello, congas, Ebow, and more were played in the making of  'Strangers To Ourselves'. I discovered some favorites and a couple that I'm not to fond of. They stepped out of their box a tad with songs like "Pistol", which was more of electro-pop sound, complete opposite of their genre, but almost like they were making fun of other artists and the sound that they have. Thankfully were a handful of songs that brought us back to the way MM rocks our hearts. Tracks like, "Lampshades on Fire", "Ansel", "Be Brave", and "Sugarboats" are the kind of songs that did not disappoint. One thing I noticed, is Isaac Brock's (vocals,guitar,lyrics) way of writing. I read the lyrics along with the CD and I noticed that the lyrics seem like dark metaphors for things going on in the world. Which is really refreshing. You don't hear that on the radio. But now the question is... Was it worth the 8 years of waiting? Probably not, but it's still a good album and I am not disappointed as a fan and a music lover.

Saturday, January 17

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk

Holy flashback!
I'm not really a fan of Bruno Mars' music, but I do think he is a great performer and SNL host. If you haven't seen him perform on MTV or some award shows, he's a good entertainer. Bruno is hilarious on SNL too, just so you know.

This time he teamed up with Mark Ronson, a UK musician and producer. 'Uptown Funk' is one of the funkiest songs I've ever heard. It's got the high pitched trumpets, deep bass, psychedelic keyboard, clapping, and Bruno Mars voice.
When I was listening to this song on the radio,
1. It didn't sound like Bruno Mars,
2. I thought it was an old funk song from the 70's.

 It's so good I'm not shamed to say that I love this song. 'Uptown Funk' is way different than the usual pop-girly-love songs that he does. I will say if the rest of the album sounds like this song, I will most definitely be buying it.

Check it and be amazed by the funk!

Monday, January 12

I'm really happy for Robert Delong

Have you ever gone to a show and discovered someone new and have the best time, then you go home and buy their album fall in love with it, then a couple years later, their playing on the radio and all you an think of is how happy you are for them? That they are really doing it, that he's is actually making his dreams come true. (As corny as that sounds) But as a fan, I am proud of Robert Delong.

This is his new song that I heard on the radio and got excited.

Robert Delong-Long Way Down