July 19, 2006

Album Impressions 3

nFurtado.jpg Nelly Furtado - Loose

Nelly has returned to the type of fast music that made her popular from the beginning. Years ago I had caught one of her shows at The Joint in Vegas before she had her baby. In Loose, most of the tracks are a mix of hip-hop and rap. Some of her singles that are climbing the charts are: Promiscuous and Maneater. The lyrics on the album are very simple but the tracks are catchy. At worst, it is good gym music that you can trounce the treadmill with.

Nellie Furtado - Promiscuous

keane_ironSea.jpg Keane - Under the Iron Sea

This is the long awaited second album for Keane. The music doesn't stray from what made the first album famous. We get more of the melodic piano and entrancing voice of Tom Chaplin, the lead singer. The more prominent tracks are Is It Any Wonder and Atlantic. The lyrics aren't as biting and soul-searching as those found on the first album.

eraser.jpg Thom Yorke - The Eraser

It's RadioHead without the Radio. Thom Yorke is the lead singer for RadioHead and with this album, he has gone solo. The music on the album centers on Yorke's voice which belches out like a lazy banshee. Many reviewers have called the album depressing but if you are a fan of RadioHead, it just grows on you. One notable track is Analyse. Since most or all of the music is computers and synthesizers, I certainly feel a lacking of instruments. Voice alone just can't carry the music, please bring back the instruments.

older album impressions:
Part 1,
Part 2

Posted by Hoang at 10:09 AM | 2 Comments | Music