Two Cd’s you have to check out!
Recently I was looking to purchase two new albums and went searching around for new good artists. My taste in music is not bad at all .. I like amazing beats, complex lyrics with a message and of course some kick ass guitar playing. I found two great new cd’s that anybody should give a listen to.
The first artist is Gnarls Barkley consisting of Cee lo who is a rapper/producer (not rapping on this cd though) and everyone knows him because his daugther flew into her party on “Super Sweet 16″ in a helicopter, the other artist of this group is Danger Mouse who remixed the “grey album” which was amazing with Jay-z rapping over the beatles “white album”. Both of these artists who have different styles collabo’d for this album “St. Elsewhere“. If I where to compare them to any artist I would have to say Outkast for there style. They start out the cd with a fast pace in your face track “Go-Go Gadget Gospel” then lead into there first debut single “Crazy” which has such a foot tapping tempo and great lyrics, Cee lo’s voice surprised me he has a very vintage tone and can definitely hold a note. Then go to the track “Gone Daddy Gone” which has possibly the sickest beat on the album, which i think he took from the SNL sketch which is one of my favorites of Fallon and Morgan singing and dancing “christmas time is here”. Finally my favorite track on the album maybe becuase it is so dark is “Necromancer” which of course talks about necrofilia but the way he rides the beat with his story is amazing. Check out this cd, or pick it up for a measly $10 on iTunes which I did.
The next cd is Angels & Airwaves “We Don’t Need to Whisper“. The Front man Tom Delonge (Guitar/Vocals) is from a lil known band called Blink-182 just so you know. This album is nothing close to the punky/pop style of Blink-182 but is actually more like a not-so-depressed Taking Back Sunday. Now i wasn’t to happy with his other side project Boxcar Racer, but now he re-tooled his band and is now with new people with a new sound more music less lyrically complex but the beats/guitar riffs melt any face off. There single “The Adventure” which is Track 4 for those of you playing along at home, starts off with great guitar playing and smooth beats for about a minute then leading into the lyrics. Nowadays everyone wants to get to the lyrics so quickly .. A&A took a old school page and open up mostly every song on this cd with a ‘setup’ so to say into the song with great content in the begining following through till the end. My favorite track on the album is “Distraction“, I don’t know if its just me but im feeling more piano playing lately in my music .. it just jumps out more, the lyrics on this track is great too. Again just fire up iTunes and purchase this album for $10.
Both These albums come with an Interactive album when you purchase them from iTunes which is actually pretty cool. You can pull up the lyrics to the song and see pictures from the albums artwork. For $10 you can go wrong and it’s great sound quality for your iPod at 128kps. I reccomend both albums for anyone who just likes giving any music a chance.
Also, Dirty Dalerz Softball section might be down for a few days due to me re-vamping the site for the new season. The first game is next Tuesday at 9:15 Catiague Field A, so come down and show some support.