City of Roses
|My current Top 5:
Shakira: "Fijacion Oral 1": (Shakira is back! And her first all-Spanish album in seven years takes us back to her poetic, innovative roots that made "Donde Estan Los Ladrones?" a smash all along the equator. Her brainy yet relational lyrics blend with a diversity of sounds, ranging from bossanova to merengue to power pop to Depeche Mode-ish techno. Her best since DELL.)
Scissor Sisters: Scissor Sisters: (Sexy, slick American rock/techno/funk that can easily be mistaken for Euro-style. "Take Your Mama Out", "Filthy/Gorgeous" and an amusing cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" are standout tracks.)
Pink Martini: "Hang On, Little Tomato": (Great cafe and French lounge-style sound. This Portland-based group has performed across a variety of genres, including Latin, jazz and lounge.)
Sleater Kinney: "The Woods": (Sleater-Kinney have topped themselves once again, as they continue to evolve onward from their punk roots into something more guitar-driven and, well, loud. Much more dirtier sounding and epic, including an 11-minute "Let's Call It Love")
The Raveonettes: "Pretty In Black" (Bet you'll like this, Aenimal! Lots of retro-pop on this record, from surf rock elements to that vintage dose. )
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"