Monthly Archives: September 2005

Strokes new single: Juicebox

Heard the next single by The Strokes today… and it’s pretty good. I like the shift in style away from the last two albums; they needed to freshen up. So to speak.

At the same time, it’s not quite the Dub sound I was hoping for. Can’t always get what you want.

I hope this confounds plenty of people. People need to be confounded as much as possible.

I just can’t help liking them…

The sound of my shitty summer was a scuzzy two guitar, girl singer and drum-machine pop group called The Kills. Both their albums are great and I don’t buy into the I Like The Trux fuck The Kills mantra… though to be fair, they do sound quite similar at times, and their Fiberfib performance was pretty similar to Jennifer on stage. Ah shucks, but it’s good, rocking lip curling and eye rolling.

Love Krap

I’ve had it for a couple of days and I’ve got to say that the Super Furry Animals’ new album, Love Kraft, is a bit disappointing.

I never liked the song Hello Sunshine (off their last album) but clearly loads of other people did. This album seems to pick up the ‘lush’ (bloaty) and ‘dreamlike’ (boring) sound of that song and take it further than I ever thought.

Maybe it’s the fact they recorded most of the album in my neck of the woods – there were probably far too many young women and beach parties around to focus on work. Maybe it’s just that they’re all older and so have mellowed out – it would only be natural. Maybe (and this is what I reckon) it’s that they have been veering towards this sort of dullness since Guerrilla.

Never mind.