Not sure why, but i've been compulsively playing the beach boys for days now. The Good Vibrations boxed set, Carl and the Passions-So Tough, and Best of the Brother Years (muchly overlapping with the GV box, but that's ok). Weirdly, I haven't been compelled to pull out Pet Sounds yet. I'm sure this BB fixation has nothing to do with a) being in the middle of winter and b) a series of snowstorms. Sail On Sailor will always be my favorite beach boys tune, with Breakaway and Disney Girls close behind. I was really digging It's Ok too.
Handsome Furs-Face Control: All We Want Baby Is Everything. This just gets better and better with every listen (and it was mighty fine at the start). Did i mention the show at 7th Street Entry last march? Short, Sharp and Sexy.
Midlake-The Courage of Others: I'm trying cos i loved Van Occupanther, but this is just so.....bland, i guess. well produced and some nice instrumentation, but bleh. i didn't expect a repeat of Trials, but still....that had such great songwriting and was so evocative (of what specific medievel theme i never could tell but that didn't matter) that i was eagerly awaiting this one. Alas, it was not to be. On Courage though every song sounds the same, and that song isn't very interesting. disappointingly dull.
Wild Beasts-Two Dancers: Man, i wish i had tickets to this show. that's two good shows, i've missed by fate of negligence.
Lily Allen-It's Not Me, It's You: No, it really is you. And i don't much care whether you get over you or not. (although there's always a song or two the gives me pausedoubt)
Little Boots-Hands: Mostly hit and miss, but the stuttering synths on Remedy are insanely catchy.
Delphic-Acolyte: Ok. Counterpoint is awesome. And I kinda like Doubt, even though that song is kinda of a one trick pony (but a good trick). But that's pretty much it for this disc. Just a lot of generic dancey shapeless songsthat don't go anywhere and take their sweet old time (not) getting there. I had such high hopes for Delphic. Ah well. There will be another great brit hope in a couple months I'm sure.