I’m happy that Kanye is working with TNGHT. But I’ll go on the record and say this entire effort is trash. And perhaps I’m not enlighten enough but after listening to this entire album all I came away with was: “WTF is Kanye talking about??” Still doing the same shit but in a slightly different package.
I was suppose to be in LA this week to see Bjork in concert. Work got in the way (AGAIN) and I’m in New York this week instead. Consoling myself by listening to a lot of Bjork- which by the way is not the same as being there.
Anyway, “Possibly Maybe” speaks to me on so many levels.
Last week was a really good friend’s birthday. And like most birthdays over 30 it was met with some heartache and some joy. As we sat around eating cake, drinking wine and discussing the new Phoenix album, trips to Paris, Vogue and other random topics- I thought about the people in the room. Some of us parents, some of us single, some married or partnered but all for the most part fully functioning adults in a city that we love. And in that moment, I felt something was missing or rather someone was missing and that I wished he was there to share in the moment with friends, eat cake and laugh. But alas….Phoenix- the beloved group for my age set has put it in words.
I’m not really sure what to say about the new James Blake album. Except really that it’s just more of the same- he’s basically made the same album three times. And I hate to critique anyone’s work because I can’t even begin to imagine the work ethic and talent required to complete a major musical release.
Maybe because spring has finally arrived and I’m just not in the mood to listen to the dark sounds of Blake. But could it have killed him to produce at least one upbeat song? I have a feeling the remixes are going to better than the album.