Listen to the beginning of The Beatles “For No One“.
Then listen to Wild Child’s “Bullets“.
For those three of you who are always asking me for new singles to check out…HERE YA GO.
The vocals on the chorus of “Thing About Trouble” Doug Burr (I see the devil…) ….SOUND so much LIKE… Ryan Adams, I am doing serious doubletakes at my iPod screen right now.
That said, the verses sound more like Springsteen.
Or does the song “Home” by Tandy (on Paste Sampler #37) not sound a LOT like Bob Dylan?
It also has a sort of Eagles/country/lots o’ harmony voices feeling to it.
(I’m going to see that crazy eight-million-actors-playing-Dylan flick later today…)
Have you heard “The Way I Am” Ingrid Michaelson? Did you not IMMEDIATELY think of “Fidelity” Regina Spektor? It’s not that it SOUNDS LIKE it so much as it FEELS like it. Funky back beat, somewhat goofy twee-ness to the lyrics/vocals. No? Seriously? 🙂
Did you hear The Cinematic Orchestra singing “To Build a Home” on one of your TV shows last week? (I can’t remember which one. FNL I think. or DS$.)
I did…but I thought it was Antony & the Johnsons because holy crap does it SOUND exactly LIKE him.
This is true of more than one song on this album*, but particularly the opening bars to “No One’s Gonna Love You” sound so much like Explosions in the Sky. I can’t decide exactly which EitS song… maybe “Look into the Air”. Such the same mood.
*also the final bars of “Lamb on the Lam”…
Sometimes I get in a bad habit of only listening to the new tunes fighting for space on the iPod and conveniently forget that there are loads of playlists full of old stuff that I love and if I’m not going to listen to it then maybe it wouldn’t need to be there taking up its own space… So this morning I started going through old mixes. When I listen to this now, it seems a bit more straight-out rock than I remember… I haven’t listened to some of these songs probably since shortly after I first made this mix… Glad to find I still dig it.
Lonely Boy Fall 05
Try it. You might like it.
OK, call me crazy, but I SWEAR there is a sample of “The Rainbow Connection” in the middle of “Boy” from The Magic Numbers‘ new album “Those the Brokes“.
Why else would I find myself humming “the lovers, the dreamers, and me” ? Seriously, give it a listen, I SWEAR it’s there.
As to the rest of the album: Thumbs up! It’s still the bouncy relentless POP of their earlier album (you really can’t call this anything other than “pop”!), but there’s some touches that are a little blue-sier, a little funk-ier, a little more sass-a-fras. They make such pretty harmonies, there just aren’t that many people out there that can do it better than this.
The song “Life is Beautiful” by Vega4 is lovely and heart-pounding and anthemic and a real pleasure to listen to BUT it …SOUNDS so much LIKE… Snow Patrol. And by “so much” I mean seriously, is this Snow Patrol just putting out a song under another name for kicks and giggles? Because if I were to find out that was the case, I would TOTALLY believe it!!!