October 2, 2006

Weekly Rotation — 25 Sep

Posted in music at 2:43 am by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Phoenix “United” (2000) — …
Phoenix “Alphabetical” (2004) — …
Phoenix “LIVE!ThirtyDaysAgo” — …
Phoenix “It’s Never Been Like That” (2006) — …I used Monday to get pumped for the Phoenix concert. As my earlier post indicated, I was not disappointed.
Snow Patrol “Eyes Open” (2006)
Editors “The Back Room” (2005) — I waited too long to get this. Editors are part of the Neo-Wave movement, with lots of shimmery guitars, synths, and melancholia infused in their music. They sound very much like Interpol, though less menacing. The lead singer even sounds like Paul Banks. An excellent debut.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “B.R.M.C.” (2001)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “Take Them On, On Your Own” (2003)
Kasabian “Empire” (2006)
Muse “Hullabaloo” (2003)
Alec R. Costandinos “Romeo & Juliet” (1977) — depending on which side of the fence you’re on, this album will either thrill you, or wish Disco Demolition Night had been a bigger success. This is quintessential Disco — soaring strings, a thumping beat, and the ever-present wah-wah rhythm guitar. I’ve been listening to this since it came out, and I haven’t tired of it yet. This has loooong been out of print, so if anyone wants to get me the best birthday gift ever, this would be it.