Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thing Of Gold

Bent Nails

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Songs of the Day

Thing Of Gold:  This is a super solid way to open an album.  I love that Snarky Puppy wasn't afraid to have so many different sections to this song - I can't even get into every detail of each part.  The string part on this is great - I love how open it feels.  The melody really makes this song for me, it's very sweet and definitely brings the song up.  Of course, my favorite part is the funk breakdown - bass, yes, yum.  So solid.

Bent Nails:  My, oh my this is funky!  Much thanks to the horns for that, but also to the melody line they're all playing.  Damn, the keys on this are funky too!  I love the the guitar and bass paralleling one another, definitely adds weight to the line.  Love the B section that it moves into - great build to it.  I like that every part holds its own in the build to the end.  Definitely get down with this track.

Minjor:  The intro on this one is definitely a little too teen punk rock for me to get into - very surprising.  The slide that comes in is cool, but it's not my favorite guitar sound they've used so far.  And I think that could have utilized slide in a better setting.  The punk part is also kind of Viva La Vida Coldplay, but not in a way that I'm super into.  Funk part saves it for sure.  The guitar works much better in that setting.  The soft section with the strings is ok, but not my favorite from them.  I wish it didn't come back to the punky/Coldplay part at the end.  Meh.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Week 70: Snarky Puppy

Completely forgot that Snarky Puppy had an album coming out until today!  Great news!  I should have remembered, seeing as I went to their album release show at Berklee two weeks ago... Bad, Maddie!  They killed it at the release, so I'm definitely down to check out this album in full.  Gettin some fusion for the soul.

This Weeks Album...