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Monday, May 22

Danielson

The first thing you hear when you put in Danielson's new CD, is a pretty falsetto-ed voice and an acoustic guitar. You might think your going to be listening to a pleasant, Christian folk CD. After about 20 seconds, when loud drums, guitar, bells, and high-schreechy voices all kick it at once you'll either throw the CD across the room or continue listening. I suggest the latter.

After you get used to brother Daniel's voice, you'll grow to love these epic building songs. It rocks much harder but is also much more of an acquired taste than Sufjan Stevens, if you want to make that comparison (Sufjan appears on a few tracks as well as 33 other guests). At times you think Danielson is channeling classic rock influences like Led Zeppelin, Rush, and even Styx (a cover of Come, Sail Away would fit seemlessly on this album). Overall, I think this is one of the best and most complete albums of the year. Here's a couple tracks for sampling

MP3 Ship The Majestic Suffix
MP3 Did I Step On Your Trumpet

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-My Old Kentucky Blog keeps the covers coming. Who knew there was 29 versions of Love Will Tear Us Apart...
posted by Taylor, 5/22/2006 10:33:00 AM | link 6 comments

6 Comments:

29 versions but only 1 that matters!
commented by Anonymous Zielinski, 5/22/2006 11:46:00 AM  
Hey Taylor,
It was good talking with you yesterday. Keep up the good work. Have fun in Perth!!
-Adam, are you talking about U2's version featuring the Arcade Fire?

-Nice meeting you, BJ!
commented by Blogger Taylor, 5/22/2006 06:44:00 PM  
Have you seen Ashley Parker Angel's playlist. It is the worst one I have ever seen. All the songs are so obvious it only further proves that guy has no personality.
commented by Anonymous Laura, 5/23/2006 12:38:00 PM  
No....Joy Division silly! One of my absolute favorite bands! But I'll try and give the Arcade Fire attempt a listen although I completely despise U2.
commented by Anonymous Zielinski, 5/23/2006 01:31:00 PM  
great blog
check out ours in scandinavia http://indielaundry.blogspot.com

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