Wednesday, February 4, 2009

new music

Eisley :: Room Noises :: 7/10
Armor for Sleep :: Dream to Make Believe :: 6/10
Bright Eyes :: Cassadaga :: 4/10
The Almost :: Southern Weather :: 9/10
Bedouin Soundclash :: Sounding a Mosaic :: 8/10
Cursive :: The Ugly Organ :: 5/10
Sara Bareilles :: Little Voice :: 6/10
Catch 22 :: Keasbey Nights :: 6/10
Paramore :: Riot! :: 8/10
The Ataris :: So Long, Astoria :: 7/10
Mae :: Singularity :: 8.5/10
Brand New :: The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me :: 5/10
Kevin Devine :: Put Your Ghost to Rest :: 8/10
The Format :: Dog Problems / Invitations and Lullabies :: 7/10

Artist:  mewithoutyou
Album:  Brother, Sister
iTunes Genre:  Gospel & Religious

My Rating:  9.5/10   (nothing's perfect)

Thoughts:  Suspicion confirmed.  I love mewithoutyou.  I saw them in concert at Purple Door a few years ago, and was hooked.  Now I've finally gotten to listen to some of their music.  The poetry is outstanding, and music inventive, moving.  I love the way this album seems itself to be a work of art.  There are threads that run through the whole work, from Yellow Spider/Orange Spider/Brownish Spider to the thought that "I do not exist" which spans from the first song to the last.  Really good art, really good music.

Best Track:  A Glass Can Only Spill What It Contains

Up Next:  Feist

1 comment:

Sarah Ortiz said...

I am glad to see Mewithoutyou ranked so high. I'm interested to see where the Psalters will stand.