Friday, May 29, 2009

New resource


So I was checking out my analytics one day and I saw that I got a hit from What is it? Basically whereas traditionally charts rank their music according to record/mp3 sales, these guys blogcrawl and try and figure out what people have been talking about and they base their rankings on that. Interesting concept: instead of looking at the economic side of music, it takes into account what all the fanboys are saying. Anyway, it turns out that La Roux is up there and I'm part of the cause. She's great!

I've come to appreciate good vocals in music now. Not so much the content, but the delivery. This is in contrast to opera or other classical music where the goal is to achieve a sort of perfection therebywhich everyone starts sounding the same. Elly Jackson (La Roux), Hope Sandoval (of course), Stephen Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), Alison Moyet (Yazoo), Morrissey, and Laura Marling specifically on young love. There are more, but let's not advertise everybody just yet. You know if a voice is good when you can close your eyes, nod your head, and feel enchanted with goosebumps and want to go to their next book reading written in Italian or Portuguese with lots of vowels.

P.S. Just found a new blog whose last like 10 posts align perfectly with my tastes. Winner:

Like Sita Sings The Blues, that's all.

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