Not the Same. But Reminiscent.

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…

First Impression: Shins “Wincing the Night Away”

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!

All Beck, All Day.

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.