• OTR: Aztec Camera - Stray

    23 Feb 2008, 02:30 by warren33

    This is another CD where it has a CD Warehouse sticker with a price affixed to the case - those little buggers are damn near impossible to peel off! I honestly have never listened to this album all the way through - it was only upon my girlfriend's recommendation that I bought Stray by Aztec Camera in the first place. Aside from what I could plagiarise from my Last.FM window, I couldn't tell you anything about the band either.

    So, this is more or less a first listen...

    "Stray" is the opening track and it has a very lounge/soft jazz feel which isn't heard again until three songs later on "Over My Head." I felt somewhat out of place listening to these songs without a smoking jacket on and a Martini in one hand. I'm not poking fun - they aren't bad songs - but I suspect it wasn't a good idea to listen to them after just listening to an album by The Ataris. Obviously, I'll have to re-visit this disc...

    I've been digging the upbeat tracks. …