RECORD OF THE MONTH

I figured I’d do a monthly ‘what i’m listening to’ kind of thing. This could be viewed as a lame placeholder kind of post. And probably it is. But it’s my blog! So there!

(wait….did I just use the term ‘record’? Oh well….)

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Apparently Jenny Lewis is a member of a band called Rilo Kelly – of which I have never heard. There are some immediate likeable songs on this really short-timed disk (“Rise Up With Fists!!!” and “You Are What You Love”).

The songwriting and singing style are what can best be described as unconventional. The title track alone is very odd, yet very hypnotic. I kind of want to fast forward over it, but never do. There are a few songs that touch on what could be construed as a lack of faith in g-d….and I’m always gonna relate to those (w/lyrics like “Well you praise Him, and you thank Him….but not me, I’m still angry” and “I’m not bettin’ on the afterlife“)

An easy listen? No. Desert Island Disk material? No. But still enjoyable if you can give it a spin and sit through it a few times to get into its groove.

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