Countdown cont.

15-13 of J.Bro's Best Music of Ought-Six is a few posts below.

12: Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow
British dance-rock that got the #68 spot on Pitchfork's Best 100 list. They're much more pretentious than me, and here's what they had to say about it - "Copping feels from a dozen genres, 'Gravity's Rainbow' was scrappy but streamlined powder/pill music for children. Its chorus' first half ("Come with me/ We'll travel to infinity") sounded like something a pegasus might tell its young master without a hint of bestiality."

11: The Pipettes - Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me

The Pipettes've got the 60's girl-trio thing down cold, and this song is ridiculously, ridiculously catchy. Not to say that the rest of the album isn't, but this song needs to be violently scooped out of your brain once you've been infected. Hear it once, and for days, you'll be bopping along the street, telling strangers that their kisses are wasted on you. Just try to stop frinning idiotically while you watch the video. They wear matching dresses - how can you not love that?

10: Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins – Handle With Care
Look - I realize that a lot of people call this the low point on a fantastic album. Blah blah grarr - violating Roy Orbison's spirit rawr. Is Roy Orbison dead? I could look it up, but I need to leave sooner than that. What? Oh, the song, right. Did you know Jenny Lewis was a child actress? I remember her in Troop Beverly Hills (which only I and my little sister watched, apparently) and The Wizard (which is about a child prodigy - prodigying the hell out of Super Mario Bros 3).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Roy Orbison is as dead as they come.