Archive for November 24th, 2011

Half Notes: Gorillaz – Demon Days (2005)

The sophomore release from the best cartoon-band in the world found them skirting that dreaded sophomore-slump, for the most part. Out is Dan the Automator, in is Grey Album conspirator Danger Mouse, and the difference is notable in the tone of the album. Where the self-titled release was a little more happy-go-lucky, Demon Days was considerably darker and grittier. TheRead More

One Track Mind: David Byrne, "This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)" (2011)

David Byrne does some intriguing new things with this live update of “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody),” from the Talking Heads’ 1983 release Speaking in Tongues.

Patti Scialfa – 23rd Street Lullaby (2004)

There’s an argument I like to use when ‘defending’ music. It goes something like this: any particular piece of music (song or album) exists independent of its surroundings.