(Note: This is a very busy time in the life of Georgy, so while I vow to maintain my Friday schedule for Take Five, the post themselves may be a bit spartan, and I’m not sure if anything else will make it to Safe Digression until June. Thanks for understanding and reading!)
I have acquired the new album by The National, “High Violet,” and it is very, very good. In lieu of a review, I offer you the awesome video for “Bloodbuzz Ohio,” which features Matt Berninger dancing:
Around the Web
- debcha offers some interesting facts and perspective on the state of the album as a unit of distribution for music.
- themountaingoatswillcureyourbieberfever.com – That is all.
Not my experience, but Frank Yang’s. I’ve been reading Chromewaves for years — it’s one of the best music blogs around, and I always appreciate the north-of-the-border perspective. I was delighted to learn today that 1) Yang is an a-ha fan from way back and 2) that a-ha has continued to make music since the glory days of “Take on Me” and is currently on a global farewell tour.
Yang recapped the Toronto stop on the a-ha tour, and it’s a great read. He also links up a ton of video if you want to catch up on what a-ha has been doing for the past quarter-century.
“Take On Me” has always been one of my favorite songs and one of my favorite videos, and while I know that claim is far from unique, it’s still a special song to me. Yang is also offering a download of A.C. Newman’s cover of “Take On Me,” which I recommend you snag while you can. This video, however, is timeless:
Time to dig out my copy of “Hunting High and Low.”
Finds of the Week
On Wednesday, Amazon MP3 offered Florence and the Machine’s 2009 album “Lungs” for $3.99. You can also find the Merge and Sub-Pop digital samplers for free on Amazon MP3. I love Amazon MP3, have I mentioned that?
I also acquired the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros album, in its entirety, from a music blog that will remain unnamed, since the post linking to said download was eventually removed. Anyhoo, if you’re out there and you know who you are, thanks
The ’90s were a treasure trove of amazing music that resonates and has stuck with me more than any other decade I’ve experienced or listened to. I recently made a mix CD for a friend featuring some ’90s gems that I feel sometimes get overlooked or underplayed. What am I missing?