I wasn’t interested in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for quite a long time. I felt they were pretentious and too arty and all style over substance. Then I heard “Maps”.
Fabulous Muscles is yet another CD that’s been gathering dust on my shelves for quite some time and another one I wasn’t that bothered about hearing again. It’s probably one of the oddest albums I own.
Rufus Wainwright was one of the unexpected highlights of Latitude Festival in 2012, but I’ve never been able to get into any of his albums. Poses is probably the best of his I’ve heard.
The first song I heard by Vampire Weekend was “Mansard Roof”. I hated everything about it.
I picked up Sharpen Your Teeth from a bargain bin a few years ago and have largely ignored it since. In what is slowly becoming a recurring theme of my reviews, it’s one I wish I’d listened to more.
Beat Romantic sounds to me like a soundtrack to an unmade film. It feels like there’s something missing, and this music would really benefit from being played over something visual.
Like Hey Zeus by Kids Near Water, I bought Stay What You Are during my emo phase. However, this is one I immediately took to and listened to on a fairly regular basis, probably because it’s so poppy and accessible and I’ve always been a sucker for a good melody.