Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday Tunes in the Live Lounge

Anyone with a passing interest in the current music scene needs - I mean medically needs - a copy of Radio 1's Live Lounge - Volume 2. I actually think Volume 1 is better, but this way the review is slightly less out of date...
There are two reasons for listening to this CD - and the Live Lounge on Jo Whiley's show - the live versions of tracks you know: check the awesome acoustic version of Times Like These by Foo Fighters; The View's Same Jeans; and Snow Patrol's Run; and the cover versions.
The choices are often unusual, but always worth listening to. On the CD you get:
The Enemy do Madonna's Hung Up - wierd!
Keane doing Dirrtylicious - wierder!
30 Seconds to Mars doing Kanye West' Stronger - bizarrely, it works!
Corrine Bailey Rae does Sexyback - mellow!
Maximo Park do The Proclaimers - awesome!
Natasha Bedingfield does Snow Patrol - ooooh

Most of the current crop of indie rockers are in there, but the mix of artists is pretty eclectic: from the mellow songwriter types like Damien Rice and James Morrison, to the (very different) hip-hop stylings of Dizzee Rascal and The Streets, and the all out rock fabulousness of Foo Fighters and Gossip.
So in short, if you like music of any sort at all, buy this CD. Oh, and listen to Jo Whiley too. ;)
Sci-fi Song of the Week
Well, there aren't any on those CDs, and since I have no idea where the blog's going next, I can't offer a topical one, so...
The Ballad of Tom Jones it is then.

1 comment:

Mirtika said...

Ahem. Where's your CSFF blog tour post on MINDFLIGHTS? Hmm.Where, where?

Miz Mir