...and you guys and gals!!
PJ's for my niece, earrings for somebody else; shirts, books, and gift certificates. Etcetra, etcetra. All well and good. But what about me? I gotta go buy my own X-mas present...if I'm gonna like it!
The Kills - No Wow. Had never heard them before two hours ago. It's a sort of romantic soundtrack for people who sleep in the day and play at night. I like it. 8/10
Iggy Pop - New Values. Half of this record is great and the other half sucks... which is indicative of the Ig's output in the late 70s. 7/10
Elbow - Leaders of the Free World. Sort of just lays there, neither offensive nor a thrill to play. 6/10
Oasis - Def Maybe. Another replacement disc. I ask you, since the Gallaghers sound is same-as-it-ever-was why is this record near-great and more recent efforts near-crap? Proof there's a fine line between success and failure.
Coldplay - The Blue ep. Early stuff that only hints at where they'd be today.
Mock Orange - ? (I forget). I saw these guys in an MTV2 battle of the bands and they were really quite good. It's a Pavement/Pixies/Modest Mouse that misses that one final ingredient which separates the men and little boys in short pants. 7/10
So that's it. My day scouring through the used bins. Merry X-mas me! Hopefully you have friends and family with good taste and enjoy giving ya the gift of music for Christmas. Merry Christmas to my DiS friends!
Music that Santa Brought! (Or that ya gave yerself!)