Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Now I just need a Cosby sweater

I'm not a fan of the "repeat" function when it comes to music. Songs usually sound best in their proper context, and it only works to ruin a song's effect when you listen to it over and over. I think this mostly has to due with a bad experience I had with a neighbour in undergrad residence on the eve of my final math exam. As much as I like the band, I can never listen to the Tragically Hip's "Fireworks" ever. again.

But lo, from across the internet the brand new Beck album has materialized, and I could not help myself. Ever since I saw Michel Gondry's video for "Deadweight" (from the A Life Less Ordinary soundtrack, a fave flick of mine) I've been hooked.

So anyway, this song "Brazilica" has completely monopolized my headphones. I'm not sure what it is about that song, mixing (High Fidelity rant ensuing) the breeziness of "Tropicalia" with the emotional power and strings of "Paper Tiger." Good stuff in any case.

Anyway, this is just a short post to say what a damn good song that is. Check out "Guero" too.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sending things my way Ryan...you'll be getting a few postcards fpr your troubles!


Anonymous said...

I can't believe brazilica won't make it onto the final cut. Thank god for bootlegging pirate friends.