Thursday, 13 December 2012

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart -- Substance (1988)

Next up is a band that I never really disliked but never really liked either. I always had the Unknown Pleasures album and this Love Will Tear Us Apart single from the compilation album that came out later. But I didn't listen much to them. Yesterday I decided to put it on once more, and I have to tell it's really growing on me, even made me download the (rather small) discography. I can't consider this to be a big surprise really, since I'm a rather big fan of Editors, and they often get the following description: Joy Division on speed. Mostly because of the voices of Ian and Tom though. I'm not sure which of those two voices I like best to be honest, which is a good sign since I only recently start to listen to Joy Division for real. I know I know, late, but that's often the case with me. I just have so much music on my computer... But it's nice to rediscover something I think. Anyways my apologies.

Just like the last post with Nirvana, I can't tell much about Joy Division you don't know already. It was of course the leading band of the Postpunk movement late 70s early 80s, the band formed around Manchester if I'm not mistaken. And just like Kurt Cobain at Nirvana Ian Curtis committed suicide and the world lost and excellent band. Well not entirely since New Order was founded out of the remaining members the same year as the death of Ian. But as you can guess... I really need to listen to New Order too, haha. I will soon, I promise. Well I can't tell you anything about the remaining band members out of my own experience but they had very good critics about their later work and I'm looking forward to try them out. But first some more Joy Division!

The song is like I said Love Will Tear Us Apart, since I don't have much experience with the band, so I picked their most famous song, makes some sense no? Enjoy! 

I don't think there is an official site, leave a comment if I'm mistaken. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Nirvana - Polly -- Nevermind (1991)

Next up is an other band I spent some time listening to sick in bed, or like last few days working at my paper before the computer screen. Nirvana with their legendary Nevermind album. Although I consider In Utero to be equally good, and Bleach to be less good but still good enough to put on occasionally. Like a lot of people my age (born in '90) with a similar taste in music I consider it a huge shame to never be able to see them live. I mean, they only had three studio albums and still they were able to have such an impact on the music scene. Something that is even now, so many years later, noticeable. Something that shows this album is considered to be epic, at least in Belgium, is the fact they still top charts of legendary albums with this record. Year after year they are in the top 3 with this one.

Anyways this will be a rather short post, I mean what is there to tell? Everyone knows the story of Cobain, and some of you know the controversies around this story, like it looks more like murder than it looks like suicide because he had to much heroine in his body to possible shoot himself... But I guess we will never know for sure. What we do know is that we lost one of the most incredible bands of that time. Oh well at least we have Dave Grohl still giving the best of himself at Foo Fighters and some side projects. Krist Novoselic and the previous drummers on the other hand didn't produce much after Nirvana. Only one more thing to tell you guys and that is the song, it was hard to pick just one song from this album but I always liked Polly a lot, so enjoy!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

San Cisco - Beach -- San Cisco (2012)

Again my apologies for being absent, had a stomach infection and didn't spend much of my time before a computer. What I did do is listen to some music since I had to spend so much time in bed. Mostly things I know for a very long time and very well but some of the things that came along are somewhat new discoveries. One of these new bands is San Cisco a four piece band from Australia. I knew them a while from the Awkward EP that came out earlier this year but I didn't spend too much attention on that one. Which was wrong of me, something I noticed in my bed after some extra listens...

The reason for changing my opinion about them so drastically was the album that came out last month. Like I  said I knew them from the EP and I knew they were at least OK so it was an instant download for me. And from the first listen I was pretty amazed by the album, in a good way of course. It's some easy listening indie pop rock in my opinion (if that is even a genre, but hey everything needs some kind of label, this is mine haha). Although I felt and still feel rather sick it made me cheer up quite a lot, mostly because of the music, lyrics didn't seem that cheerful but I need to listen more closely to the album to be a 100% sure about that. Anyways the San Cisco album is definitely an entry you guys should try out. It's for me one of the better ones of this year, although I'm not that up to date anymore, so I'm sure I missed a lot (working on it), nevertheless the album is still worth a shot no? The song I chose is the opening of the album called Beach, it shows immediately the good mood of the album and the switching between female and male vocals which works good for them. Enjoy!