Something for the Weekend: Albums of the Week (7/18)

New:  I really didn’t get anything new this week, but technically the new Hold Steady album, Stay Positive, which I’ve had for almost two full months already, came out this week.  Really, with The Hold Steady, you really can’t go wrong.  Review is to come.

Key Tracks: “Constructive Summer,” “Sequestered in Memphis,” “Lord I’m Discouraged”

Older: Joanna Newsom – Ys.  In 2006 there was a lot of hype surrounding the young harpist, but for various reasons I decided that itYs (pronounced “ees”) was not worth my time.  I think it was mainly her voice that discouraged me at first, but it is definitely something worth listening to.  I will admit, it can sound a bit annoying at first listen, but if you stick it out past more than 30 seconds, that goes away quickly.  The complex arrangements, even more complex lyrics, and overall aesthetics of the album are extraordinary. 

Key Track: “Emily”

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2 Responses to Something for the Weekend: Albums of the Week (7/18)

  1. Seth says:

    You seen this?

  2. Aaron says:

    sweet to see you’re getting into joanna newsom

    but where’s the shadow review + photos?

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