(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?