Quarters for the Jukebox


In the Jukebox — June 10

In the Jukebox for this week (based off what’s new to me and listed alphabetically by artist; lots to check out):

  • Adele—19: The second coming (and soberer?) version of Amy Winehouse?
  • Alanis Morissette—Flavors of Entanglement: Alanis goes back to a harder sound with pounding rock and heavy electronic sounds topped off with appropriately placed curse words.
  • Bangkok Five—We Love What Kills Us: Album of growling, manic rock with just enough of a dose of music sensibility to keep it cleverly all together—mucho potential to shine.
  • Ben Sollee—Learning to Bend: Earnest and beautiful music that touches into folk, soul, blues and pop.
  • Dr. John—City That Care Forgot: Big band blues rock with guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Ani DiFranco and Terence Blanchard.
  • Emmylou Harris—All I Intended to Be: A little country, a little folk, a little adult contemporary pop … .
  • The Fratellis: Melodic indie rock from across the pond, this trio has been on the cusp of making it in the U.S. for awhile but haven’t quite taken root. This sophomore album only strengthens their case.
  • Jakob Dylan—Seeing Things: The Wallflowers’ front man debuts his solo career with an offering of simply arranged, yet moving songs.
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In the Jukebox — May 13

In the jukebox for this week (alphabetically ordered by artist):

  • Big Boi — Royal Flush: Outkast’s shorter half goes solo with this single, but still features Andre 3000 (and Raekwon); “mainstream” fans of Speakerboxxx will be disappointed.
  • City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra — Indiana Jones Trilogy: Grab your brimmed hat and one-liners. Just in time for the new movie, the Prague orchestra performs the music from the three previous Jones movies.
  • Dresden Dolls — No Virgina: Weimar-era-burlesque-alternative-piano-pop-cabaret-punk duo’s fourth full album.
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Single — Pretty Buildings by People in Planes
March 13, 2008, 2:51 pm
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People in Planes
People in Planes‘ single, Pretty Buildings, makes an attempt at building up to an indie-pop emotional point, but at least for me, I had a hard time getting worked up over the chorus portion of ” … that’s you in a nutshell … .” The song takes itself very seriously, and the mixed version sounds fairly generic. The adjoining acoustic track works much better and the two sound like different songs. The acoustic version is worth checking out. Check for yourself.

Worth listening, if you like: Blue October; Supergrass; Oasis.