Where someone says 'fuck me,' someone else says 'okay'
I picked this first album because its in in my top 3 so far for this year and its been playing on my iPod and in my head for the past two months after supplanting the album I'm gonna review next. This album isn't pretentious, like my taste, but it is brilliant. Spencer Krug is the lead singer of Sunset Rubdown, a role he shares in another band of his that some of you may be familiar with: Wolf Parade. Krug's voice is haunting, with a drunken Bowie tinge to it that can be both forceful and tender at the same time.
Shut I'm Dreaming is dark and somber at times and triumphant at others, a mixture of guitar and keyboard driven tunes with accordions, glockenspiels and xylophones all thrown in—all in all its lovely. My suggestion is to listen to it at least twice because it took me two-plus listens for both Dark Side of the Moon and Kid A to catch on—not to say this is quite on that level, but its still fucking dope.
My next box installment will be from another man who is also a member of another critically acclaimed indie band and he's probably the best songwriter out there right now. That posting will be twice as long as this because there will undoubtedly be a Dylan discussion thrown in--yeah, he's that good. Till then I'll just try to continue making fun of as many of you as possible. Keep those stereotypes coming!