Saturday, June 22, 2013

Music Library: Portishead, Brian Posehn, Postal Service, Pretenders, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Prince, Prince Albert Hunt, John Prine, Professor Longhair

Professor Longhair

Portishead - Portishead (1997). Tepid trip-hop (that was really a thing?) from the late 90s.

Brian Posehn - Fart and Wiener Jokes (2010). Although Posehn is kidding on the square, this is a pretty accurate title.

The Postal Service - Give Up (2003). Weirdly revered electro-pop album. Yes, it is good. No, I don't know why people lost their minds over it.

The Pretenders - The Pretenders (1980) and Singles (1987). Great faux-punk band who put a feminist spin on the laddish pub-rock scene.

Pretty Girls Make Graves - The New Romance (2003). Ok, but sort of forgettable Matador band. I saw them at SXSW one year while waiting for Mission of Burma, which is how I ended up with this album.

Prince - Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), 1999 (1983), Purple Rain (1984), Around The World In A Day (1985), Parade (1986), Sign 'O' The Times (1987), The Hits 1/The Hits 2/The B-Sides (compilation 1979-92). Clearly, what the world has been crying out for is yet another 40-something white guy to weigh in about why Prince is so awesome. Today is not the day, my friends.

Prince Albert Hunt - "Blues In A Bottle." I wonder how many of his performances were interrupted with jokes about letting him out of the can?

John Prine - Great Days: The John Prine Anthology (released 1993). Slightly more John Prine than I have any use for. The highlights are truly fantastic songs.

Professor Longhair - New Orleans Piano (1972) and 'Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology (released 1993). The guy who pretty much invented and set into stone the New Orleans sound.


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