Saturday, 26 April 2008

Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People (2003)

Less is more seemed appropriate enough for BSS’ debut but second time round, that famous mantra was out of the window as they handpicked friends and artists from Canada’s music scene to help create You Forgot It In People. Behind every composition is a lovingly created song, brought to life by the talents present in the now 10+ strong ranks. Whether it be the lazy groove of “Looks Just Like The Sun” or “Almost Crimes” pounding beat, BSS never sound out of place and the album ties together in a story like fashion, beginning, middle and end all serving their purpose. The listener is coaxed out with the dream-like "Lover's Spit" and "I'm Still your Fag", totally suitable after the exhausting start, crashing cymbals and all.

Broken Social Scene - "Looks Just Like The Sun"
Broken Social Scene - "Lover's Spit"

Friday, 11 April 2008

New LCD Soundsystem, film track.

21, the latest gambling flick set in Las Vegas, is the lucky benefactor of this brand spanking new LCD creation and some treat it is.
The track begins with a very "80's synth rock" drum beat which I can see fitting perfectly in the movie. Add to this a snaking bass riff, twisting and turning around the rigid drums, and various echoed synth's and you have yourself yet another tune worthy of any dance floor worldwide, and any headphones too. The icing on the cake is Murphy's charismatic vocal and a solid sing-a-long chorus.

LCD Soundsystem - "Big Ideas"