Friday, October 29, 2004

Rufus Wainwright - Movies Of Myself  

I finally jumped on the bandwagon and bought a Rufus album (Want One) and I'm very pleased I did because, although his voice is strange and made some songs hard to get into, it is a brilliant album once you get used to it. Movies Of Myself was my favourite on first listen - the backing is upbeat and quite poppy but once Rufus starts singing along it's actually rather 'big band' and theatrical. This is what Will should have sung on Big Band week, if only it had existed in January 2002. No-one would have guessed that the song wasn't actually from that era, except it is a lot more intricate than the old big band songs, there's always loads going on. I don't know if I could call it catchy but it's certainly got hooks, you can't help tapping along to the constant beat and Rufus' voice sounds great on it. If you like this you should definitely buy the album cos this song is a very good representation of it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Lucie Silvas - Seven Veils  

I bought Lucie's album last week when it was released and although I'm not really loving it at the moment (it's not unbearable, just a bit dull) I do really like this song, which is the closing track on the album. I'm not sure why I like this one particularly, but it's very relaxed and pretty and simple but charming. I wouldn't say it's catchy in a fun singalong way but it does get stuck in your head. I'm not sure if she should release this as the next single, it's probably not commercial enough to be a hit on the radio or music channels, but I'd still say it's the best track after the single.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Shebang - Covergirl  

You might remember I posted a Shebang song right at the beginning of this blog, and here is another, this time a track from their second album So Come On. Shebang are an energetic Swedish punk-pop girl duo, kind of Avril Lavigne meets Shampoo, and this is one of my favourites of their songs. In Covergirl the Shebang girls are rebelling from the typical celebrity image, saying they're "no average covergirls" and don't want to pretend. The best bit of the song is the 'talky bit' where a presenter on a beauty contest asks a contestant questions and her replies include "My role model is my mother" and "I'd like to work with children", then he says "Don't you just LOVE her?", the crowd cheers and the song returns full force!

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