Miles, what is wrong with Elbow (beside the fact that they won over Radiohead in 2008 which is a band that was more than once nominated for a Mercury Prize)?
So Spoon’s They Want My Soul got a Premature Evaluation, even from Mr. Album of the Week himself Tom? That means that there is zero chance that it will be considered AOTY next week at all… Dammit.
1. Oh yeah, when Zac Brown Band’s Uncaged hit the #2 Billboard album spot exactly two years ago with such a small number of sales, it beat one of the greatest achievements in contemporary music (#2): Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE. More like a BLACK day.
2. Estelle’s new track sounds a lot like Bey’s “Pretty Hurts”.
Is it cool to like Jack Black again? Because: never has his otherwise overtly hysterical behaviour been more appropriate than in this video. Personal highlight!
Another album of note today: Mr. Dream: The Ultimate in Luxury.
Replace the new Coldplay video with the new one of the criminally underrated Wild Beasts called “Mecca”, and I’m okay with this list: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCJ7_NPtNEo
Ultraviolence (not Ultraviolent).
Is Jack White going to become the next permament musician-troll / Wayne Coyne? At least, in his defense, he knows how to apologize sincerely. And to his credit as well, he is not the first interviewed person whose answers are squeezed out and sensationalized by Rolling Stone (cf. Warpaint guitarist / Beyoncé controversy).
“I Turn My Camera On” from Gimme Fiction was the first song that got me into the Spooniverse. Oh man, Britt Daniel’s vocals made me ooze so much!
“Ghost Drumming” – what a great song title (for a song that does not exist yet, I guess)!