The vocals on Guggenheim Grotto’s “Wonderful Wizard …SOUNDS so much LIKE… Leonard Cohen! At his drollest.
In the (beautiful, btw) song “Waterfall” by Griffin House, there is a moment when he sings “Hold on to your love, it might not be coming back…” that …SOUNDS so much LIKE… when Sarah McLachlan sings “It’s a long way down, to the place where we started from” in “Ice Cream.”
Something about the downward progression of the melody and the timing/rhythm of it is just sooooo similar.
Wow, I don’t think I’ve listened to Sarah in a year or two. Definitely took a while (and some serious Pod investigating) to figure out what song I was humming…
Like it. LIKE it.
Edgier / less positive and bouncy than their previous outings. More of a downer (more what I like, really). Not until about “Red Rabbits” (song 6) does it start to bounce…and then only momentarily. Don’t get me wrong: I love the Shins, bouncy or not. The general feel of this one is less that way.
p.s. and “Girl Sailor” …SOUNDS LIKE… the Smiths (and Morrissey)! Bonus!
“Nice Day” Persphone’s Bees …SOUNDS LIKE… “Riding on the Metro” Berlin.
Not throughout but in a few places you hear the same vocal progression.
Realized this morning that less than half the Beck I own was on my iPod. (Eh?) So I had to bring a stack of CDs in to work today to get primed for the concert tomorrow.
I forgot how much some early Beck …SOUNDS LIKE… late 60s/early 70s Stones. Sassy lyrics and tone, guitar licks, jazzy blues feel.
“Tonight Let’s Dance” by Elefant …SOUNDS LIKE… David Bowie. Musically at least. But not Bowie-like lyrics.
The Subways “No Goodbye” …SOUNDS LIKE… mid ’90s Oasis.
The intro and refrain lyric of “Corvette” by Golden Smog …SOUNDS LIKE… something from Figdish‘s album “When Shove Goes Back to Push.”
The chorus of Bishop Allen’s “The History of Excuses” …SOUNDS LIKE… “Street Fighting Man” Rolling Stones.