Monday, 9 January 2012

The Maccabees - Given to the Wild

I pre-ordered the album on the basis of their quote: 'this is the first time we've sounded how we want to sound on record'. My trust in that statement has certainly paid off. I received a signed copy of the album which was completely unexpected, but besides from that the album is... it's difficult to sum up in just a few words. I think if I were to choose one word it would be 'epic'. It's a bit like if The Maccabees' old albums were thrown on a fire with a couple of Explosions in the Sky's albums and perhaps The Foals' second album which then all melted down into Given to the Wild.
Goandbuyitit'sincredible, IjustfinishedlisteningtoitandnowI'munhappy.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Angus Stone - 'River' (Joni Mitchell Cover)

I've never heard Joni Mitchell's version of this song, and I never intend to. I just know that it will be nothing on Angus's. His voice is just impeccable. He could sing a terrible song and it would become good. I sometimes listen to his music and become unhappy because I wish I had composed it.
He sounds almost identical to Angus from Angus & Julia Stone..