Last wednesday Jenny and I went to Gothenburg to see Within Temptation. The concert was in a small club, which provided a perfect view. All the right songs were on the menu and our hotel was right next door - all in all a very nice evening.
This is a strange album. Most of the songs are crap, but the few ones that aren't are incredibly (incredibadly?) good. "Jizz in my pants", "Boombox" and "Like a boss" have quickly become some of my favourite songs ever - but the rest I can do without.
Kylie Minogue's latest album is very mainstream. Not bad, but nothing special either. All the songs sound almost the same and are about 3.5 minutes long - just as if the record was made according to a pop recipe.
I would like to say that this album is great, but unfortunately I don’t think so. This album is too jazz-inspired for my taste and the female singer they use on some tracks has a voice I don’t like. A few good tracks though; Out of dawn has a nice base rhythm, Tangier blue is very soft and beautiful, and Bostich (Reflected) is a nice new remix of Bostich (my favourite Yello song).
Yello is still one of the best bands out there, but I would recommend that you buy the earlier albums instead of this one.
That's what we bought yesterday. We got them really cheap and there is everything from classical music to metal. About 600 albums and 1900 singles to go through - it will probably take the rest of the year before we have listened to them all. But it's fun, so fun!
Rammstein’s latest album has reverted a bit to the sound of their earliest albums and the songs have become darker. It is a good album although I find some of the songs too “old”.
After hearing all the songs a few times I have found some I really like; Haifisch has a very nice melody and the chorus is beautifully sad, Wiener Blut is very dark and disturbing, Roter Sand is very romantic and sad but Jenny finds the whistling disturbing, Donaukinder is very nice, and Liese in a nice remake (or is it the other way around) of Roter Sand. The rest of the songs are ok, but nothing special.
But if history has told me anything about Rammstein’s albums, it is that some of the songs will grow on you and in the end you will have new favourites…