Review Throwback: Yeasayer: Fragrant World

More reviews from LxL, because music nerds love to review stuff.

Yeasayer

Yeasayer – Fragrant World

Released: 08/21/12

When I first heard Yeasayer’s debut album, All Hour Cymbals, it quickly became my favorite of 2007.  The compelling melodies, the daring experimentation, and the combination of so many different styles of music made it completely mind-blowing.

Then came the follow-up album, Odd Blood, which showed the band turning the corner from world music exploration to electro pop. I found some light within the darkness with songs like “The Children,” but with such pitiful songs as “Ambling Amp,” I was ultimately disappointed.

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The Black Angels Show Review

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Venue: The Bluebird Theater

Location: Denver, Colorado

Date: 12/30/12

Inebriation Level: Soberish

“What a show.” That’s what I said after a two-hour psychedelic sonic assault that exasperated the effects of some sort of flu-like bug. In the end, only the music matters, or something inspirational like that.

I’d tried to catch The Black Angels a year before, not thinking anyone else knew of their awesomeness. I convinced my bud Brad to accompany me to the show and in an effort to save $5, buy tickets at the door. We were of course greeted by a big “sold out” sign at the ticket office, to my utter disbelief. So we wandered across the street to a Mexican place, enjoyed Taco Tuesday, had some laughs, some margs, etc. The first show was definitely a success.

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The Best Music of 2012

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I tell you what Planet Earth, 2012 was a doozy for good tuneskies. If you had your ears glued to top 40 radio or entertainment headlines, you probably thought 2012 was pretty lame in the musical world. Fear not! I have scoured the globe for musical greatness, and provided the best of the year, attempting to be as unbiased as possible, because I care.

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Show #8: The Best of 2012

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A new year … and a new show to grace your ears…

That’s right earth, it’s officially 2013, so it’s time to rock with the special two-hour show from last week where I recapped all the awesomeness of 2012. I know I’m a little late posting this bad boy, but I’m also a little lazy. Hey, at least I’m honest. 

In being a new year, I thought it was time to reassess the format of this blog. That’s right, all of the show links will be posted separately from blog posts for four reasons. 1: If you’re lazy, you can simply click the link without having to read stuff. 2: If you can’t read, you don’t have to worry about the shame of not comprehending long blog posts and failing at reading stuff. 3: I am attempting to make the blog stand on it’s own beyond just going in conjunction with the radio show, so you can then read more stuff if you so desire. 4: I can’t remember what else, but I think I was going to say “read stuff” again.

So then the grand idea is to have blog posts throughout the week with music related greatness, but every Wednesday, count on the show being posted in all its rocking glory. If I need to elaborate on the show with a separate blog post, get ready for that bad mother to drop like a bomb on Thursdays. That way, it’s quicker and easier to jam to the TRR radio hour, and therefore leading you on your way to being the coolest kid on the block.

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