Music Diary Project, Day 5
Less music but more writing today compared to yesterday.
Gabrielle - Mildt Sagt
On the way to work. Well, not the whole album. Which as you have probably seen from this week is quite unusual! I listen to singles for the Singles Jukebox (duh) and sometimes put on single songs when that’s all I have time to do or when I am really excited about something new, but for the most part I still listen to albums. I get the most enjoyment out of sets of songs that way. A couple of things in the last few years have broken me free of that mode a bit (not least Robyn’s Body Talk which really had to be handled by making your own playlist) but for the most part it remains. In Gabrielle’s case though it’s very easy and beneficial to chop off the last track every time because it’s a dull ballad which gives away her Idol origins and doesn’t fit in the slightest with the rest of the album.
Some Jukebox things at lunchtime. I didn’t spend so long on this or write about any of them because I actually ended up talking to someone for a change.
Hospitality - Hospitality
On my way home. “Liberal Arts” still massively sweet and makes me stop whatever else I am thinking about to appreciate it more.
Mansun - Six
At home while doing chores/playing Trials Evolution some more. Chose it because there was an ILX thread on Britpop era follow ups to successful albums from which it was very conspicuously absent. I was too young to be into Britpop at the time it was big, or at least got into music too late, but when I started buying albums in 2000 a lot of the bands were still releasing later, mostly lesser albums and I got into them via them. So I didn’t hear Six until a few years after it came out, and after its follow up album Little Kix, but it was still a fairly important album to me. It sounds just as mad and sprawling and amazing as ever and it still seems weird that songs that made up their own rules to the extent of “Being a Girl” and “Six” and “Negative” could actually have been chart hits. I probably haven’t listened to it in at least a year but still found myself singing along to almost every word without thinking about it, which I couldn’t do for most albums of the last few years. Says something about number of different albums listened to vs how in depth I listen to individual ones. Six has too many nooks and crannies to explore to suffer overexposure from even a LOT of listening, though.
Taffy - Caramel Sunset
New. Not sure I have formed many coherent thoughts on it yet but I think I’m going to like it a lot.
That’s basically it. I later played VVVVVV on 3DS for a bit which had some 8-bit music to go with its graphics/aspects of its design. Liked the music enough to leave the sound on but it wasn’t that amazing so far. Also A was just watching Made in Chelsea (which is one of those TV things that I cannot really watch because it’s on some uncanny valley of real human interactions kick) and I heard it having a bit of Metronomy’s “The Bay” on the soundtrack. I like that song.