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  • 3. [Amy Winehouse - "Back To Black"]

    5 jan. 2008, 1h26m par puranchen

    Amy Winehouse

    Problem och stora artister hör ihop, och Amy Winehouse är inget undantag. Pojkvän i fängelse och droganklagelser sänker inte på något sätt värdet på hennes senaste skiva ”Back to Black”. Unik röst, härliga harmonier och ett mysigt sväng är några saker som utmärker Amys senaste skiva. Moget, sofistikerat men ändå med ”udd” och fräckhet. Modernt och ”gammal-jazz” kombinerat på ett grymt sätt. Albumet är välgjort och mycket bra rakt igenom med ett par låtar som utmärker sig lite extra. Det enda man egentligen kan klaga på är att vissa låtar blir lite långdragna och enformiga. Ett stort plus är arrangemangen som ger utrymme även åt det instrumentala.

    "Back to Black"

    ***** - Rehab You Know I'm No Good Love Is a Losing Game
    **** - Back to Black Tears Dry on Their Own Me & Mr Jones Monkey Man (Deluxe Version CD2)

    6 av 11 låtar får alltså 4+ vilket också är det betyg som skivan får i slutändan, en mycket stark 4:a. I Deluxeversionen får man med några bonuslåtar där ”Monkey Man” är en personlig favorit. …
  • The Best Music of 2007: 10 Selected Albums

    24 déc. 2007, 22h21m par doshite

    I find it hard to pick ten albums and say they were better than all of the hundreds of albums that were released this year. For the most part, I didn't really find 2007 to be a very exciting music year, save for the ten albums that I've listed below. Instead of listing from best album on down, I've decided to list according to how frequently throughout the year I actually listed to the albums; a rough estimate but fair to each of the artists as they all contributed to this year in music in significant ways.

    Ten Selected Albums of 2007

    1. Kala - M.I.A.
    This album did something that a lot of releases failed to do for me this year: it suprized me. I did not expect this from Maya. Kala is darker than Arular which is interesting considering the album is a lot more feminine as it is named for her mother, but maybe that's what suprised me about this album; it's strength, that tinge of darkness, and a concern for third world peoples who are trying to make it day to day. …
  • How I discovered my top 10 artists

    11 déc. 2007, 15h25m par neraulia

    1. Nine Inch Nails
    High school! 1993-ish (yes, I'm old). At the time I heard Head Like a Hole and Closer but wasn't that into it. Then this year I heard Capital G and bought Year Zero. Something clicked for me and now I'm sorta kinda obsessed...
    First heard: "Head Like a Hole"
    Favorite: Sooo many - I guess I'll go with "Capital G"

    2. Moby
    Also first heard in high school. Saw live on the second stage at Lollapalooza 1995 - one of the best days of my life. Really great music to study/work/dance to. Moby's Journal is also worth a read - he updates frequently. Quite an interesting person - how many progressive vegan Christian musicians are there?
    First heard: Feeling So Real
    Favorite: Dream About Me

    3. Saul Williams
    Got into it via Trent Reznor's work on The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust!.
    First heard: List of Demands (Reparations)
    Favorite: DNA

    4. Guided by Voices
    bob_dobbs really likes them and introduced me to their greatest hits this year.