Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Devil Music

Anyone who has heard the latest ‘We Are the World’ Haiti benefit recording could not be faulted for interpreting it as the death of music. That song is the Challenger explosion of pop. My offering here is for anyone so-affected:

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Jonsi - Go

Two stunning, near-flawless pieces of music. Some the earlier rap tracks on Plastic Beach get a little too weird, but Mos Def brings it all together toward the end. In 5 years, I think Jon Birgisson and Damon Albarn will be mentioned in the same breath as Thom Yorke as the most consistently excellent and prolific musicians of this era. At least I hope so.


Post a Comment