Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Daily Listenings - 06.03.09

Nostalgia for my mid-eighties college days as Housemartin's London 0 Hull 4 started off the day.

Back half of Lykke Li's Youth Novels, Calexico's Carried to Dust, and front half of M. Ward's Hold Time on today's commute. Love third/fourth listens...always seems to be the time when an album's identity really starts to emerge. Calexico sounding much stronger than first impression...aside from opener and title track, Hold Time still hasn't won me over.

Selects from Devendra Banhart's Cripple Crow and Island's Arm's Way in evening. Know a lot of Unicorns fans in particular are not too happy with Arm's Way, but I thought extra guitar muscle of it's songs played well at last year's Coachella. Just getting started on this one, very proggy, but initial sense is it's well crafted...looking forward to getting it into car rotation.

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