Monday, May 15, 2006

eMUSIC ROUND THREE

My regular eMusic subscription hit its second cycle on April 15. I get 40 downloads a month for $9.99, have no complaints about the service at all, and would recommend it to those of you looking to get as much music as you can. Commercial over. I grabbed 4 albums this time around...

The Black Keys/Chulahoma - This is an EP of Junior Kimbrough covers. I like the Keys and this sounds good after a couple listens. Their new full-length should be out later this year too.

Centro-Matic/Love You Just the Same - I've rambled on about how much I love Fort Recovery and I had to go back and pick up some of their older work. This album is pretty darn great too.

The Essex Green/Cannibal Sea - Trevor put a track from this in his April mix and I liked it. What really sold it was hearing "Penny and Jack" on KEXP. It's a pop album with interplay between male and female voices. How can I resist?

The Black Angels/Passover - I first heard this band on KEXP last year and really liked the songs off their self-titled EP. I never did get around to buying that but three of the songs are on the new full-length. It's heavy rock in the Velvet Underground vein, hypnotic and catchy (though it can blend together a bit). I also grabbed the remaining tune from the EP.

My new download period started today and I'm not sure what I'll pick up. But that's the fun, isn't it?

2 comments:

Trevor Jackson said...

I'm silly nuts for those crazy Essex Green children. "Cardinal Points" still rocks the house down. I'm also still trying to get Nicole to start a band with me.

I'll look into these Angels of the Black you describe.

KEXP is about 70% responsible for the bands I fall in love with. May the heavens shine down on Cheryl Waters.

Justin said...

Hey, being in a band is easy. :) Tell Nicole it will help her get chicks. ;)

I listen to John in the Morning more than Cheryl Waters but they are both great. That's the best station ever. And I glommed onto The Black Angels at the same time as Silversun Pickups.