I've been hearing the nicest things about The Knife recently. I know a couple friends are calling it their album of the year. I've been meaning to track it down for months now, and finally did this weekend. Thoughts? Pretty good, but inconsistent at best. Some of the songs really don't work for me...sound too simplistic and hollow. Others completely nail it.
Forrest Families is the best track on the album, despite the completely nonsensical lyrics. It's laughable. They throw in a lot of edgy words that grab your attention like "Communist," but I can't follow them for the life of me. It still hits musically at all the right points tho. Would make for a great night-driving song.
Unrelated, but just got an email that Boris is playing a Vice party at the Annex at Midnight. It's free and there's no list as far as I can tell. I don't know much about them, but they sound pretty nuts. Pitchfork gave their latest album Pink an 8.7 and a Best New Music distinction. There may or may not be free Sparks too...can't tell from the flyer exactly what the deal is. Worth checking out either way.