Okay now tune the synths to drop d. K gud.
He won American Idol. Or did he come second? Yeah, whatever. He's famous for being on a reality TV show. He's not an 'artist' in the strictest sense.
this is by far the best soundtrack I've ever heard. I bought the whole damn thing on iTunes. I'm just EXTREMELY dissapointed I couldn't have bought a physical copy. I've already seen the movie three times and I can't wait to get it on DVD.
My favourites are "night and day" by Art Tatum,
"Petey's song" by Jarvis Cocker,
"Kristofferson's song" (my themesong) by Alexandre Desplat,
"Let Her Dance" by the Bobby Fuller Four,
and "Just another dead rat in a garbage can behind a Chinese resturaunt" by Alexandre Desplat.
I can't really see anyone pegging that Phoenix album as a "best" of anything even a year from now. I listened to 1901 it was pretty forgettable "dance-rock" (ugh) stuff that sounds like a subpar Strokes so yeah.
If you want a good French band why not listen to Oui oui?
You get all that indie cred (Michel Gondry was the drummer) and better songs to boot.
And what is with all this "Grizzly Bear's only album is Vecktamist" vibe I get on every hip music list. There's been no mention of Yellow House (The only stuff of theirs I've heard).
I think that this is actually my favourite album of the year, no matter what else I listen to I keep coming back to this one the most often.
There were a LOT of albums I really liked this year, but three of my favorites are
Wolven Ancestry - Silence of the Boreal
Dream Theater - Black Clouds and Silver Linings