Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Revealed: Ubu, the new blue blood (pt. 2)

One last beautiful post about one last beautiful mix for 2006. We give you more Ubu.

>> Featured Artist: Red House Painters

The Toaster has developed some sort of unhealthy love for Mark Kozelek, whether he's being Sun Kil Moon, he's all on his lonesome or he's out with his old band, Red House Painters. And even though we ran into some dude who claimed his friend slept with a band member and set in motion the break-up of these guys, we can't claim we know these guys. At all.

At first, "I Feel the Rain Fall" feels like a too-simple alt-country number, perhaps something off a reel of songs meant for Johnny Cash to record (especially with that low note that caps off the verse lines). By the time it finishes, its unpretentious, catchy melody and lyrics stick around for another drink. And then we all end up doing something we will probably say we regret, but don't really. And here we find Ubu placing the Red House Painters firmly in the first half of November 2006.

>> Album Lookout: Ships

Danielson - Released: May 9, 2006 Secretly Canadian

While Secretly Canadian reports that, "in case you haven't heard, 2006 will be the year of Danielson," the Toaster is, to be honest, a little scared of that prospect. Though "Time That Bald Sexton" makes us smile and bop back and forth every time we enter a verse and commiserate with the lyrics we can decipher - "Oh, wasted on the job!" comes to mind - Danielson is just a little too out-there for the full Toaster endorsement. Ubu is on board, however. So take that how you will...

>> Reverting to: 1969

How can the Toaster issue a mix without a too-cute, too-short song to break up the monotony of three-minute numbers. And here we look to The Who's Tommy, the legendary rock opera that became an opera and a musical and probably a Saturday-morning cartoon, not to mention its story line being ripped off almost entirely by The Wizard.

Anyway, "There's a Doctor I've Found" fills its role well.

Thanks, Ubu, for baring all right here on The Toaster Talks. To request a copy, please contact Mister Toaster - in any way you can.

2 comments:

Axelmoloko said...

Hi you,
i'm Alessio, i'm writing to you from Rome, Italy.

With a bunch of friends i've had for almost one year an mp3-blog named IndieForDummies, but due copyright problem we've changed the name in IndieForBunnies.
So our new link is www.indieforbunnies.com

Last year we made a music-blog survey, asking to the most number of blog we could , the 10 best albums of the year.
After that we made a huge classification of the best 2005 album, you can see the result here :

http://indiefordummies.blogspot.com/2005/12/music-blog-top-100-album-2005-blogs.html

We want do it again, with the best albums of 2006.

So once again this mail is for a music-blog survey.

We are asking to all the music-blogs around the web (we will try to reach all of them), to write us which are, in their opinion, the best 10 music albums of the year .
After received all the answers we will compose a huge final classification trying to determinate which are the most appreciated 2006 albums in the music-blog world.

So send us a mail ( indiefordummies@gmail.com ) with your TOP TEN 2006 (with positions number) album, and write us the name and the complete URL of your blog.
No music genres restrictions, just put albums released for the first time in the 2006 year.

Obviously we will pleased to send you all the results at the end of the survey.
We will accept answers to this survey until the 25th of December.

I hope you like our idea instead if you think it sucks please don't hate us :-)
we are doing this just for music passion .

Have a nice day,

Axelmoloko

P.S. If you know other music-blog, please tell them about this survey or forward them this mail...we want to reach all the music blog is possible. thanx....

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