I happened to find myself at the Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street, London. They've got a really cool thing - you wander about the store, picking up CDs you're interested in. Then, you visit the listening post, stick a CD under the scanner, and it starts playing! It's great - although you only get one or two minutes of each track. Very cool indeed though...
Anyway, I've just bought:
- Mylo - Destroy Rock & Roll
- Moloko - Do You like My Tight Sweater?
- Moloko - I am Not a Doctor
- Annie - Anniemal
- Dirty Vegas - One
- Daft Punk - Homework
- Timo Maas - Music for the Masses
Mylo - Destroy Rock & Roll
This is a really good album, I've heard it quite a bit over the last week or so. Mylo does seem to be everywhere at the moment - on the TV, radio, you name it. It's sort of the new Moby - loads of people want to use bits of it for their advert or whatever.
The good thing about this album is that it's pretty varied. It's got some really upbeat tracks, and some slower ones for a bit of chill out. Well recommended by me!
Moloko - Tight Sweater and Not a Doctor
Both really good albums, which sort of compliment each other. From what I can see, Moloko are pretty consistent - if you like it, you'll like all of it.
I need to listen to these some more, but they're good for listening to while working or whatever.
Annie - Anniemal
This is a bit of a suprise. It's quite "poppy" in that it's a cute sounding woman singing, but it's got some pretty funky qualities too. The lyrics are pretty good - "you think you're chocolate, but you're chewing gum" - pretty good if you ask me ;-)
If you're into some dancy-funky-lyrical stuff, check this out. It's a bit different, but it's really pretty good.
Also a really good album. Pretty upbeat for DV, and has the typical lyrical style. It needs a few listens (which I haven't had a chance to do yet), but on the face of it, sounds really good. It's not very long though ;)
Daft Punk - Homework
This old album is predictably good. Some of the later tracks are a bit "b side", but all said and done, this is a decent album. There's the expected wierdness, but hey, it's all "socially acceptable". Good stuff...
Timo Maas - Music for the Masses
This is good, although "old skool" stuff (sort of!). It's nothing particularly amazing, I don't think it's breaking any barriers, but it's a good listen. If you see it on the cheap, it's worth a try.