Saturday, January 3, 2009

Goodbye, 2008; Hello, 2009!

Earlier today, I was with a friend at a cafe in the village when a song came on while we were enjoying our breakfast. Truthfully, I wasn't sure what it was, but they had played a nice combination of Motown oldies and modern indy's that I was eagerly anticipating each forthcoming track. When the song came on, I (embarrassingly) admitted to my female (albeit hippy) friend that I didn't know who it was. She laughed. And continued to laugh some more. Her words: "You listen to Radiohead, you listen to the Killers. How do you not know who the Muse is?"

For those that don't know me, I don't take criticism well. There was only one way to solve this problem: get familiar. I immediately went and picked up the 4 studio Muse albums and fell in love with their most recent album, Black Holes and Revelations. This 2006 album not only fell under my radar, but under the radar of our beloved lead-blogger (part of me breathed a sigh of relief). All you need to know is what Village Voice columnist Garret Kamps said of this record: "[it] sounds like someone put a gun to Radiohead's, er, head and forced Thom and co. to rock—no dystopian arty shit, just rock—for 72 hours straight."


To make things a bit more exciting, the lead track 'Take a Bow' was used in the most recent trailer for the upcoming Warner Brothers live action film The Watchmen. Check it here

Ladies and gentlemen, the album I will be playing every day for the next month....


1 comment:

DaddyFatSaxxx said...

There can't be more then three people on this site who havnt had this for over two years minimum...