Despite a long day at work, I managed to get through the door at HMV
in order to pick up the new Erasure cd Other People’s Songs
(released a week or two ago), and the new Massive Attack cd
100th Window (released today — I H4V3 0-D4Y TR4CKZ!!1!oneone).
I think this is the first time I’ve ever bought a CD on the
day it was released.
Both CDs rock. No big surprises on 100th Window after Mezzanine,
but it’s different. I’m having a hard time placing exactly how; it’s not
the same old stuff, but more of a logical progression from there. It’s
a little more personal; Sinead O’Connor provides vocals for a couple
of tracks, and there’s a lot more soul to this one than some of
MA’s previous work.
It’s essentially a Robert Del Naja solo CD — the other two thirds
of Massive Attack having left the group after Mezzanine — and
that might have led to a bit more adventurousness this time around.
Other People’s Songs is all surprise, and a buy for fans of the
band and aficionados of fine cheese. The title is accurate, and you too
can hear Erasure cover:
- Solsbury Hill
- When Will I see You Again
- Can’t Help Falling In Love
- Video Killed The Radio Star
- …and more!
Crazy stuff. Just enough tongue in cheek to have some fun, and just
enough Erasure that there’s no doubt who you’re listening to.