Phew! I though it'd be dead tonight because of the crappy weather but it was actually quite busy for a bit. And I had loads of requests! Eagle-eyed readers may notice that I even played Au Revoir Simone twice tonight as it was a happy/sad special occasion.http://www.bzangygroink.co.uk/images/2007/spoonband.jpg
The best new track tonight was 'Finer Feelings' by Spoon
. It's from their new album, 'Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga,' and it's one of the finest pieces of guitar pop I've heard this year. I've played it every week since I started DJing again and it's a real grower. Spoon have this knack of making tracks seem spacious and yet cramming loads of melodic, twiddly flourishes into them. Good to see a lovely album like newie cracking the proper US charts!http://www.bzangygroink.co.uk/images/2007/emotions.jpg
The best old track was The Emotions
' 'Best Of My Love.' I mean, come on - who doesn't like this track? The beat, the melody, the lyrics, the harmonies, that "Owww" that De La Soul sampled... Pop perfection!