Like one of my favorite bloggers, Carrie Brownstein over at NPR's Monitor Mix, I have been wondering about new music releases from 2008. The iTunes store looks uninteresting and since it's currently not schooling me on new things, I thought I'd try my next resource, my 'music' people who are always plugged in.
'Nothing new so far,' they say in frighteningly similar unison.
'I'm still listening to Radiohead.' says Will
Whereas Ben's playlist will be 'oh-so-2007' for another couple of months as per his admission. 2007 did produce some good titles, though, so I don't blame him.
Carrie's feeling on the matter reflects mine almost perfectly. She writes:
'If this were 1975, the month would have delivered us Dylan's Blood on the Tracks. And in January of 1980, London Calling by the Clash arrived.
Instead, it's been a month of pulling out old records -- revisiting Mahalia Jackson and the Fall, the Chills and Soundgarden. But I'm ready for that first jolt of the new, a soundtrack, or at least a sounding board, with which to freshly interpret the world.'
Yes, indeed, fresh interpretations are welcome. Music, please. Like Carrie, I'm done with Radiohead.
And as I write this, a little Flight of the Conchords song by Jemaine and Bret comes to mind. Methinks rebooting is in order.
To read more of Carrie Brownstein's work, go here.