Since, as I was mentioning not long ago, I am out of the loop on current music, I lucked out when my girlfriend told me about a couple of new artists to take note of. The first was Yael Naim who sounds almost exactly like Leslie Feist, both of whom shot to much greater fame after their appearances in Mac product commercials. Thing is, because I watch so little TV, I actually hadn't, and haven't, seen the Macbook Air ad that features Naim's hit. If you go back a few posts, you'll see that I did in fact know about the Macbook Air at least.
The other artist brought to my attention was Vampire Weekend. I immediately thought of this, or any OK Go song for that matter. But I like OK Go, so I went ahead and listened to some more of the Undead Weekenders as I think they should have named themselves, even though the context would then be altered. So I gave "Mansard Roof" a listen and this time it seemed to channel the Arctic Monkeys. Incidentally, "arctic" is a pretty funky word when you think about it, at least to me. Finally, when I made it to "M79" it really sounded so much like The Magic Numbers. On an eleven track album these dudes managed to sound like at least three bands I already sort of liked and so, while they might not win originality points, I'm going to go ahead and give the album a B- thumbs up. And that, folks, is why I don't write musical reviews.
Tomorrow° I will deconstruct the overuse of the word "sexy."
°yes, that's a degree symbol.