Recent additions to my collection
Unfortunately the band may be broken up, but the albums are still amazing. The vinyl is more of a marbled white than a solid white, very good looking. If I had to describe this band in a simple way I would say they are a "Pop-ier" version of whatever you would call the genre The Editors would be placed in. I know listening to either band I am always turning the volume up because there is just no getting enough!
Sadly this was not on vinyl so I had to buy the CD.
I can't even begin to say how much I love this band. I heard Creep on Creepin' On first and have followed them since. Each album seems to catch me off guard and I find the first listen a nerve wracking affair. It is never quite what I expect, nor dare I say wanted - or thought I wanted anyway. But after a few listens I am totally converted and under the spell of the record. I was more prepared at this point for the routine and have made the transition faster. I think the most different thing on this record is it's connectivity to the world. Prior records dealt with real issues but in a more fantastical way. Here this topics are more timely and seem more "present".
Blue translucent 180g vinyl - Like the other records since "Meds" it's Placebo, so I must have it, but it isn't quite as "good" as those that came before.
Another one of a kind band and one of their best albums - really happy to finally own this one.
I had a friend that L_O_V_E_D this record when it first came out and I followed right behind her. I was very sad to here of his passing last year. Another record I used to own that I am reacquiring. Just a phenomenal voice and incredible songwriter.
Ralph Records is responsible for turning me on to many artists - None more unique and wonderous than The Art Bears. "Rats and Monkeys" is one of those songs I play people who want something more adventurous in their listening habits.
Let me know if you like posts like this - if you like any of these bands - or want to make any kind of comment. I don't seem to have time and energy enough to make longer review type posts right now and this was fairly easy which is a BIG bonus for me right now.