2006-09-22mates of state, nada surf i visited hmv again, this time with a girl i met in class. a couple of items were knocked off my wishlist.
mates of state - bring it back
i first heard about this band after hearing a song of theirs on a punk compilation (wtf?). i had missed their show last week, so i got their most recent album instead. their keyboard-and-drums music is light and fun. a lot of sing-alongs, duets, overlapping vocals... their husband-and-wife act is oh-so-cute.
nada surf - the weight is a gift
most people have heard their song "popular" and not much else. but they are so much more than a one-hit wonder. this album is pure pop sweetness.
2006-09-20gogol bordello, martha wainwright i haven't made a cd purchase in almost one month. i feel so proud of myself. but i ended up passing by hmv today, and knocked two items off my wishlist.
gogol bordello - gypsy punks
the album title pretty much describes it all. it sounds like one huge party. it makes me wonder what their live shows are like...
martha wainwright - martha wainwright
the first time i heard about her was when i heard the song "bloody motherfucking asshole" on the radio, and i was amused by the song title and its lyrics. but i only became interested in her music after hearing her contribution to snow patrol's "set fire to the third bar", one of my current favourite songs. for this album, it took a few listens for me to get used to her voice.