Okay, so i got turned on to this album by two of my friends. Well specifically one of them (a certain Brian Studwell) told me to listen to it, and then another one of them (a certain David Knapp) drove up to CT and played a few tracks. Needless to say i was intrigued.
I've now listened to the album a few times through and WOW. Okay, i understand that, yes, i hate auto-tune, but not when its done as freshly as this. This doesn't sound like the usual top 40 drivel that's been pumped out in the last few years. Somehow this hasn't lost its soul in its eerie robot voice.
And yes, sometimes it just sounds like the next Vampire Weekend album and then other times it just jumps out at you like a fun little monster that makes you want to dance. The cover of "I want you back" is absolutely fantastic.
This album is a glitzy, glammy tribute to what i hope is the death of auto-tune. Generally speaking its the death of things when skinny white boys can do it and get away with it right?
Posted by Collin at 8:56 AM
go go go run don't walk run go see it
wait.... get drunk first then go see, preferably with whisky or gin or something else that gets you regularly into fisticuffs.
FUCK YEAH DEAD NAZIS
okay... now apparently i have to go sleep. GAY
Posted by Collin at 12:55 AM
My dad just got back from safari in Zimbabwe (yes, my father goes on safaris, the killing kind) and brought me back some trinkets, one of which just so happens to be a 50,000,000,000 dollar bank note from Zimbabwe. Apparently he had to go into the black market, which, in Zimbabwe, is an actual, physical place, to buy the bank note. He got a fifty billion for me, a fifty billion for my sister, a fifty billion for my brother-in-law, AND A TEN TRILLION FOR MY MOTHER.
wtf. SERIOUSLY ZIMBABWE!? ten trillion dollar bill? TEN TRILLION!? how many zeros is that? I don' even know!
Zimbabwe apparently went through a period of rapid inflation and now they don't even use their own currency, just the american dollar. SICK.
(all of now-alma-mater would flay me for that statement)
tonight my housemates and i are going to see Inglorious Basterds.
nothing better than Quentin Tarantino. Oh, wait, yes there is: Killing Nazis.
Posted by Collin at 6:00 PM