Tuesday, February 16, 2010

when the cafe doors exploded

Always get excited about new Ted Leo material.
The man's most recent album, The Brutalist Bricks, is more immediate than his last outing and overall much stronger.
The songs take a beefier, punk leaning with Leo taking it down a few notches here and there as well.
I was lucky enough to be standing about three feet in front of him the other week as he played a couple of the new tracks. Even hearing them stripped down to just acoustic guitar, the songs soared as Leo's voice sounds as good as ever.
He just seems like the coolest dude as well.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

i feel just like a man

I know I've written about this record here before. It's just so good.
Adams had to come out of the gate with a near perfect record, always chasing the greatness of the debut.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

ima put your lights out

Let's do a quick RnB round up. None of this is really new, just some real nice jams you need in your life these days.
I know at least a few people will be interested (adamp4, Luda) but in the last year and the last couple of months some real good stuff has been coming out in the genre.

First up, Lloyd's the Like Me: The Young Goldie ep can be grabbed for free from here
This ep is solid throughout and Lloyd has one of the most infectious voices in pop music today. The vid below is a song that requires constant jamming.

Pleasure P, formerly of Pretty Ricky, dropped The Introduction of Marcus Cooper last year and it's on par if not better than Trey Songz's '09 release.
P's record is a notable for not stretching over 18 tracks or something. He keeps it nice and clean at a 12 track pace with radio ready, heat rock and knows how to craft a serious slow jam.

Last year The Dream, Ryan Leslie, Trey Songz, Electrik Red, there was a slew of nice RnB releases.
If you want anything drop me a line and something can be arranged.