Covers

I remain unashamed by my musical tastes but there is a quirk in there which has recently surfaced. Regardless of the genre into which they are dragged, I do have a love of cover versions. At the moment Mark Ronson’s album, Version, seems to float to the top of my playlist. The reworking on Toxic, originally by Britney Spears, a favourite, closely followed by a version of one of my favourite Radiohead tracks, Just. Previously, cover versions were the remit of live acts and the occasional B-Side. However, in the past few years, and this may just be because I’m starting to notice them, there have been a spate of entire albums of cover versions. Particularly of note are the …

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New Music

Bit of a splurge recently, some current stuff, some not. Muse – Black Holes and Revelations First things first, do not let the current single (Supermassive Black Hole) sway you either for, or against, this album. It’s definitely a standout track but it’s not really representative of the album as a whole, which is more of a progression from Absolution than a “new direction” for the band. So you can expect more grand piano moments, more wailing guitar solos and more theatrics from a band who seem to be falling just short of being REALLY huge. I’m guessing it’s because they aren’t “heavy” enough for some, and too “heavy” for others, as they veer between pounding, screeching rock to some …

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Summer Burn 2005

Yeah I signed up again, my third year (I missed 2004 because Louise was in hospital I think) and this is my playlist: 01 The B52’s : Love Shack 02 The Beach Boys : Sloop John B 03 Bran Van 3000. : Drinking in L.A. 04 Chungking : Come With Me 05 The Kinks : Sunny Afternoon 06 Luke Vibert : Slipped Disc 07 Jill Scott : Spring Summer Feeling 08 Go Home Productions : Shannon Stone 09 James Brown : I Got You (I Feel Good) 10 The Zutons : Confusion 11 Ian Dury & the Blockheads : Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick 12 Bebel Gilberto : So Nice (Summer Samba) 13 The Polyphonic Spree : Hangin’ Around …

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