Thursday, July 27, 2006

Record of the Month

I figured I'd do a monthly 'what i'm listening to' kind of thing. This could be viewed as a lame placeholder kind of post. And probably it is. But it's my blog! So there!

(wait....did I just use the term 'record'? Oh well....)


Apparently Jenny Lewis is a member of a band called Rilo Kelly - of which I have never heard. I just got her debut solo album, Rabbit Fur Coat.

There are some immediate likeable songs on this really short-timed disk ("Rise Up With Fists!!!" and "You Are What You Love").

The songwriting and singing style are what can best be described as unconventional. The title track alone is very odd, yet very hypnotic. I kind of want to fast forward over it, but never do. There are a few songs that touch on what could be construed as a lack of faith in g-d....and I'm always gonna relate to those ( w/lyrics like "Well you praise Him, and you thank Him....but not me, I'm still angry" and "I'm not bettin' on the afterlife")

An easy listen? No. Desert Island Disk material? No. But still enjoyable if you can give it a spin and sit through it a few times to get into its groove.

6 comments:

rebecca said...

Come on, just for the cover alone.

David G said...

Curious - Did you buy this at Starbucks?

Blobby said...

No!

One goes to Starbucks for two things. Pee and well....figure the 2nd one out yourself.

David G said...

OK, OK, you get credit for finding her yourself!

Starbucks is pushing her like crazy, featuring this CD in all locations. I also was drawn to the oddball cover. Looks like a 1974 Steven King movie photo.

rebecca said...

Oooh, just what I thought! Those creepy little girls in the blue dresses from The Shin(n)ing, all grown up...

Blobby said...

If you think their odd on the cover, see if you can view the video for "Rise Up w/Fists!!!"