And I wonder where all of my money goes…in addition to dropping just over $100 on that Girls Aloud Singles Boxed Set, I bought some full length albums as well this week. Here’s the rundown…
Regina Spektor – Far: I love, love LOVE this album. I really got hooked on Regina Spektor with her commercially successful single “Fidelity” (another thank you owed to “Grey’s Anatomy”) but I went back and started listening to some of her older stuff as well. I liked it. While I still prefer Begin To Hope, to previous effort, Soviet Kitsch – Far may be my new favorite. I was surprised to read that Jacknife Lee produced a few tracks on the album. Why surprised? Because I knew Jacknife Lee as a remixer only! He did remixes for Christina Aguilera’s “Can’t Hold Us Down,” Pink’s “Just Like A Pill” and U2’s “Vertigo” to name a few.
Top Tracks: “Laughing With,” “Wallet,” “One More Time With
Feeling,” “Dance Anthem Of The 80’s“
VV Brown – Travelling Like The Light: [SEE PREVIOUS POST FOR FULL REVIEW] I ordered the debut album from British artist VV Brown on Monday morning from CDWOW, in addition to two other CDs.
La Roux – Self Titled: As for La Roux, I don’t know much about them, other than what I’ve read and what I’ve heard. I know I love singles “In For The Kill,” “Quicksand,” and “Bulletproof,” as well as all of the associated remixes. I also know that I love Elly Jackson’s vocals and personal style. Finally…I know that I’m disappointed that La Roux isn’t coming to Boston as part of their small U.S. tour. My hope is that this tour is just a small teaser and that they will be back. Next single in the UK is “I’m Not Your Toy,” and I’m looking forward to familiarizing myself with that track as well as the rest of the album.
Dan Black – ((Un)): You’ve heard me rave about Dan Black as well. Well, truth be told, other than this online sampler that’s been floating around (including the now defunct single “Hypntz” – a cover of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize“) and clips of his new single “Symphonies,” I don’t know the first thing about Dan Black! I know he’s cute and talented. I also know that I like his style of electro-pop and that he has HUGE remix potential. He kind of reminds me of Sam Sparro, another electro-pop artist that I enjoy. Like La Roux, Dan Black is another artist I am looking forward to familiarizing myself with. Check out previous singles “Alone,” “Yours” and the acoustic version of “U + Me =“. Order the album HERE.
AND THERE’S MORE…on iTunes today I purchased the new Shakira single “She Wolf,” the long-awaited digital remix EP of “It’s Your Love” from Melinda Doolittle, “First Train Home” from Imogen Heap and a couple “Love In July” remixes by Sally Shapiro.
What a week! And it’s only Tuesday! Ha! I think I’m good for a little while…at least until the new Jordin Sparks album drops on July 21st.
Any other new music I should check out?