Friday, 28 December 2007

It's Britney, bitch

From her legendary car crash VMA performance to her ill adivised hair makeover, Britney Spears has had the kind of year that serves to uphold the old adage that 'theres always someone worse off than you'.
The girls nothing if not unpredictable, but even by Britneys standards incorporating a grime/dubstep influenced track on her recent Blackout LP was something of an eyebrow raiser.
I doubt that if the instrumental got played on Rinse many people would realise, she should have of called Wiley to jump on it for a guest verse.

Britney Spears - Freakshow

And the unlikely union between Ms Spears and Grime doesn't stop there: Here's a mp3 of Jammer freestyling over Britney's 'Toxic' as featured on DJ/Blogger Prancehalls excellent free download mixtape Anger Is A Gift. Clearly somewhere within the crack haze Britney knows something we don't. Play this at a house party on NYE and if the reaction is anything other than riotous approval then your resolution is to find better friends.

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

I've got a sweet sugar but thats it

When Test-Icicles disbanded last year, buckling under the strain of a joke taken too far, it was Dev Hynes, the bands iconic visual centerpoint and general man about myspace who was earmarked as the defunct acts 'most likely to'.

Dissapoiningly most of his nu folky solo material (released under the moniker Lightpeed Champion via myspace and latterly Domino Records) has been largely forgettable, however latest offering 'Tell me What it's Worth' is a finely sculpted song that marks a significant leap forward from his previous forays into sub Bright Eyes territory. In fact so big is the aforementioned leap that I'd wager that this will be up there this time next year when every ones making their obligatory 'best of' lists. Great video too.

Apparently he was the support for Patrick Wolf's recent 'farewell' tour. Why does no one ever tell me these things?


Monday, 10 December 2007

Me = Lame, Mika Miko = Ace

Ok so I havent posted much lately, and my album of the year post last week was pretty lame (except the Bowie line, I was pretty pleased with that).
The lact of quality blogs is due to the fact Im currently in the process of moving to Manchester and havent really had much time to write, but when Im relocated, settled etc expect me to compose some suibtably amazing words about all girl LA punk outfit Mika Miko. Thats if someone buys me their C.Y.S.L.A.B.F album for christmas. Hint hint.

Mika Miko in Buisness Cats

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Album of The Year 2007 - of Montreal - 'Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?'

Break-up albums generally suck. This is because they’re usually either too bogged down in embittered spite to be listenable, or so self consciously whimsical they make you feel nauseous. However, in the hands of Kevin Barnes’ of Montreal breaking up sounds like Berlin-era Bowie on a manic depressive sugar rush. Album of the year.

Honrary Mentions

Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
Burial - Untrue
Help! She Can't Swim - The Death of Nightlife