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It's hell week, here's the goods (part one)

I spent a few days this week walking around with my huge headphones on, looking pretentious for the sake of some of my favorite upcoming (and recent) releases.

Jose Gonzalez: In Our Nature

I've been finding this album to be more heavy-handed than I'd hoped for, and it's unfortunate. Lately I've been digging deep into Veneer, with "Heartbeats" being the song that tipped me over; I was taken in. With In Our Nature I've been looking for the same sort of place. "Abram" is too condemning, "Teardrops" too impersonal, "The Nest" too ominous, "Killing for Love" too angry, "In Our Nature" too mellow for its subject material, "How Low" too judgmental.

"Down the Line" is still my favorite track, with Gonzalez sinking into bitterness only to pull himself up for "don't let the darkness eat you up." "Fold" is a heart breaker, with the line "Please don't let me down this time / I've come a long way to just fold back into line." It echoes the fear I've been hiding these past two weeks as I've decided to trust again. The album is still incredibly good, but its subject material just doesn't seem as personal for Gonzalez, and it hurts the quality of the music.

from In Our Nature (2007):
Jose Gonzalez - Down the Line [download or die]
Jose Gonzalez - Fold [highly rec'd]
from Veneer (2005):
Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats [download or die]

Buy In Our Nature from Insound
Jose Gonzalez's Website/Myspace

Beirut: The Flying Club Cup (October 9th)

I'm impressed by simply how beautiful this album is (much more so than Gulag Orkestar), calm and majestically orchestrated. Honestly, I don't have a lot else to say. "Come sit at the table under October's able skies."

Beirut - A Sunday Smile [highly rec'd]
Beirut - Un Dernier Verre (Pour La Route) [download or die]

Buy The Flying Club Cup from Insound
Beirut's Website/Myspace

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2 Responses to “It's hell week, here's the goods (part one)”

  1. # Anonymous baris

    http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/download/46178-jos-gonzlez-teardrop-live-on-the-interface

    and Beirut... they're really good. a lot of people love them in turkey, because their music sounds very balkanian. Many balkan people live in turkey (: sometimes very similar to the music of Goran Bregovic, in deed.

    take care  

  2. # Blogger Newfound Opinion

    yeah beirut are awesome, and the flying club cup is probably my favourite album ever!

    and un dernier verre (pour la route) is BEAUTIFUL:)  

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