Tag: pop music

  • Beck's Song Reader

    Man, do I love this project.  In December 2012, Beck is set to release an “album” of sheet music. From the project page at publisher McSweeney’s: In the wake of Modern Guilt and The Information, Beck’s latest album comes in an almost-forgotten form—twenty songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music, never before released or recorded. Complete with…

  • Björk Project Part 2: Debut

    They’re terribly moody And human behaviour Then all of a sudden turn happy But, oh, to get involved in the exchange Of human emotions Is ever so, ever so satisfying -Björk, “Human Behavior” Listening to Björk’s Debut in the context of her other records, as I did, provides several modes of interpretation. I was struck…

  • Broken Bells

    My music listening habits have greatly changed in the last couple of years. I last blogged about it almost one year ago to the day. At the time, I was expressing frustration with the internet culture that values acquisition over appreciation, and consensus over quality. Although I didn’t know it then, I was expressing the…