Ok ... is this just another way to suck some more of your hard earned dollars for an ever diminishing pool of music biz profits??
Its time to blame Radiohead again .... yeah pay what you like ... or pay nothing at all ... and then wham ... its a discbox set only available online and nowhere else ... and in the harsh light of day ... after the sense of euphoria dies down ... what bang did you really get for your buck ... the vinyl edition of the album ... an arty booklet ... and some off cuts which are interesting enough but nothing really mindblowing .. but what happen to the cover of Unravel .. bitches!!
Dear ole Trent Reznor has decided to do very much the same .. can we really put up with 2 discs of electronic meanderings wearing its 80s industrial nous on its sleeve with wholesale rip-off melodies from Bowie's Low years? NIN fan (-atics) step up to the plate.
Which leads me finally to the point of this whole post ...
But seriously ... how cool does it sound!!!
Its list time again ... because I quite enjoy these:
MGMT Oracular Spectacular (eveb tho I agree with D that they look like tosspots on MYSPACE ... but the opening track is fantastic)
These New Puritans - Beat Pyramid - ok its yet another frigging journo-speak genre ... NU-RAVE ... what the hell ... great album though
El Guincho - Alegranza .. this is so much fun ... a sort of whacked out Mexican Avalanches via Toronto
Black Mountain - In the Future - intense
Hot Chip - Made in the Dark - this one has finally clicked
Hercules and Love Affair - GAY!! But for the moment it serves a purpose
Migrating Bird - Songs of Lal Waterson - in a word .. beautiful
Thee Silver Mt Zion - hard work .. but ultimately a moving experience ... stirring like Arcade Fire but through a drunken drugged out haze
Still on Northern Lights .. but I've reached the Polar Bear .. YAY
Repeats during Prime Time ... absolutely no respect
Finally had a look round Zambezi ... Eastern Market prices ... for PVC lined tops ... erm .. I think not
Leopold - despite LMFF, whats currently in store is for the wannabe straight tool wanting to impress the blonde sluts in South Melbourne
BUT - 30% at David Jones - including those whacked out Frinetti pants ... so double YAY
Oprah question - does anyone in the audience truly love their job??