In only the second week of New Muesday, I already have to change my mission. I only got 3 new records this week, and only one of them is actually new(ish). As you’ll recall, I initially claimed that I would be reviewing the 5 latest albums in my iTunes. I didn’t realize when I made that claim that 5 albums a week is a lot of new albums to get. In the interest of not going broke, the new mission is to write about whatever I’ve picked up since last week, with maybe some others thrown in when I have nothing new to offer. Let me just run this by the blogging rules committee, and I’ll let you kno … yes! The blogging rules committee said yes. (Full disclosure: I am the president of the blogging rules committee.)
For this week, I have lots of paying work to do, so I think I’m going to keep this short and sweet with the 3 records I’ve picked up since last time. Are we ready? Here we go!
1) School of Seven Bells: Alpinisms
Date added: 8/21/2009
Hmm. I have listened to this record 3 times now, and it still hasn’t settled in. I guess I would say it’s a little like Postal Service crossed with Dirty Projectors. Which sounds like it might be good, because Postal Service could use some of Dirty Projectors artiness, and Dirty Projectors could use some of Postal Service’s simple poppiness, right? Probably, although for whatever reason, it doesn’t quite mesh in the way a fan of both of those groups would like it to.