Some albums I’ve been listening to in the past few days
Dizzee Rascal – Tongue N’ Cheek
Surprisingly good. He started to bore the last few albums, starting to sound a little too much the same. He’s completely turned that around this alum by working with some of the best electronic artists in the world at the moment. It’s still got a very hip hop feel in some places, and it’s not like he’s decided to sing all of his tracks, but it’s got a much more commercial feel. Which isn’t a bad thing for once! Selling out or not, the album sounds really really good and this is one of those CDs I wouldn’t mind putting on at a party now and again. Says a lot, I can’t remember the last time I listened to Showtime.
Crystal Castles – Self Titled
Crazy lot of fun. Not everyone’s cup of tea but I think I could listen to a lot of this if I were in the mood. Thrashy electro, lots of retro gaming sounds from the 8-bit era and a general “not giving a fuck” attitude which has me hooked. Makes me wish I could of saw them live when they recently toured. Check out “Air War”
Owl City – Ocean Eyes
I liked this a lot. It reminds me of the Postal Service if they got back together and went a little more bouncy and dancey. The pitch corrected vocals start to great a smidge by the end, and he could of cut one or two tracks from the album just to make it that little better. (a song about dental hygene, really?) But this is a good CD to chuck on for background music or when you need to work and want music on in the background. Worth a listen if you’re into that indie style.