The internet. Maaan. It’s great. What did we do before pre-release album streams? It’s like how I imagine whoever invented toothbrushes felt. No more brushing our teeth with rocks! I don’t know my toothbrush history too well, just consider me a troglodyte. Enough rambling.
What did we do before listening to the Poliça album on a pre-release stream for 4 days straight? Fuck knows. But it’s here, so lets celebrate our time on earth together.
Much has been said about this album already, by the likes of Jay-Z (he likes it more than toothbrushes) and Justin Vernon. It’s pitched in some madcap Bermuda traingle zenn diagram between R&B – Autotune – Electo – Bass music. It’s one of those (plentiful) times when words don’t can’t do it justice, so check out the album stream here (until Monday) or listen to one of many of the standout tracks from the album below.
It has been far too long! And for that, my humble three readers, I can only apologise. Life has been somewhat gloriously in the way. But enough about that. I’m here for the music, and so here is the music.
AlunaGeorge! What do we know. Vocalist Aluna Francis and producer George Reid make the kind of dreamy glitch-pop that slides effortlessly under your skin, and into your brain. They have an EP out early next month, and if it’s anything like the track below, it should be perfect.
There’s this fantastic sense of a 90’s R&B revivalist movement going on, but in some ways it doesn’t even make sense to call it that. Aluna, George and myself grew up on a diet of UK Garage and R&B, and that just stays with you. So now that talented people like AlunaGeorge are in a position to make music, of course that sound is coming through. But it’s something new and interesting at the same time. The production on ‘You Know You Like It’ is woozy and thrilling, it just all binds together so well; like cream and jam on a scone. Did I mention this is becoming a music/food blog? No? Mostly just to satisfy my food cravings as I’m five weeks away from running a marathon and on the straight and narrow (sort of). But enough about me, here’s some Youtube gubbins. Enjoy.