Saturday, August 4, 2012

Guardian by Alanis Morissette

So I was listening to the radio the other day and this song came on.  I was thinking to myself that that sounded a lot like Alanis Morissette, and it was.  I really like this new song.  It's uplifting. It's kind of weird because it's not like the stuff on her first album which I really like but if feels and sounds more like her than her last couple of album's which I didn't like at all.  So give it a listen and let me know what you think.  Kristy

Saturday Album Review: 2:54

Debut albums can be interesting. They can often genereate one of two kinds of listener responses. Sometimes a debut album can sound interesting and full, showing lots of promise. Sometimes it can come off sounding inexperienced or even juvenile, standing on the glory of the album's first single and expecting the masses to invest in an otherwise hollow selection of songs that elicit little repsonse in listeners.

The new album by London's 2:54 is much of the former. Right out of the gate with 'Revolving' the band show deft talent. This intrigue keeps up through the entire album.

Here, every song plays a part of a whole. There is no one standout track, and neither are there throwaways. The band plays a rich blend of alternative rock melodies melded with undertones of post rock and carrying shoegaze accents. The music behind the vocals is a ringing array of guitar-based soounds and off-kilter drum patters that still carry a rhythm that can keep listeners nodding. Above the infections melodies that fill the music of the album, the vocals ring with layered delay and reverb-a trick shoegaze bands have been employing since the early 1990s.

Listen to 2:54s closer 'creeping' below. It is spaced-out enough to sound undeniably strange and beautiful, but standard (for alternative rock)enough to gather in more mainstream listeners.

I feel confident enough to highly recommend 2:54. We are looking forward to more great music from the band. This album gets 4.3 stars.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Welcome to Think Muzik

Welcome one and all to the music blog to end all music blogs!  Just a quick introduction.  I am Brad Mathews, The Brad Mathews in case you were wondering.  Oh, so you don't know who I am?  I am a mystery and thriller author.  You can check out some of my books, which we may post about from time to time.  This blog, however, is about another passion we have.  Music.  We love music here.  We think about it all the time.  We write our own songs, imagine catchy hooks and choruses, and more.  We listen to music whenever we get the chance. 

Here at Think Muzik, we like to think outside the box, as a matter of speaking and write about not just one certain style of music, but about every genre we enjoy.  Some of our current interests include pop, mainstream rock, electronica, jazz, blues, contemporary/classical and metal.  Another thing you will notice about us is that we are open minded regarding all music we choose to write about.  We're not going to criticize any music as 'bad' just because we don't like it.  That, after all, is only opinion and is just as valuable as yours.  We welcome all feedback and commentary, but please try to stay somewhat on topic.

We really hope you enjoy your reading experience here and hope you come back often to discover new music.  We hope we get you to Think Muzik while you're here.

-brad & kristy mathews

P.S. We weren't going to make you go tunes free on our first post, were we?  Here's some Enya to whet your appetite.