The following represents what I consider the top ten albums of the last decade. The decision was beyond hard, but this reflects the albums which hit me the hardest and stuck with me the longest.
This morning, members of the Sigur Rós mailing list were sent a simple email that said in plain lettering, “www.jonsi.com“. Following the link leads to what you can easily guess is Sigur Rós vocalist Jónsi Birgisson‘s new personal website. eighteen seconds before sunrise, the official Sigur Rós website, confirms the undoubted fact that it is Birgisson‘s new site. For the moment, the site consists of text like that pictured above, and a space to enter your email address to join a mailing list, but the band’s website gives a little more information, stating “go explore and check back over the next few days and beyond as more information is revealed.”
Click around the site for a little surprise. We here at Years For Beards hope that this means what we are all thinking. That j sure sounds intriguing…
UPDATE: It’s official (as if it took any real guessing). All the letter samples are active, and members of the site’s mailing list were sent a free download of the track “boy lilikoi” from Jónsi upcoming solo album. We here at Years For Beards are very excited by this new track, and we think you will be too.
Posted in Album Reviews, tagged "Weird Al" Yankovic, 4.5 Beards, Black Eyed Peas, Comedy, Electronic, Flight of the Conchords, Hip-Hop, Indie, Sub Pop Records, The Lonely Island on October 20, 2009| Leave a Comment »
PROS: catchy | quality musicianship | never drawn-out | great replay value
CONS: “Fashion Is Danger” | few true “new” songs
I Told You I Was Freaky is, from beginning to end, undoubtedly fun – and perhaps the best comedy music album released in recent memory. Though ten of the thirteen Flight of the Conchords tracks on this album have been released as singles on the American iTunes store, I Told You I Was Freaky is the first time these songs have been put together in one package for worldwide distribution, and more importantly, this is the first chance fans have gotten to own these songs on an actual disc.