The Tryout: Bat for Lashes
Another week, another struggle to find a legit Tryout. I'm more than willing to take suggestion for the upcoming weeks because I'm really not loving the music scene so far this year. The Doves albums was OK but what a floater, the kind of music that just falls into the background and when the album's over you forget that you ever listened to it. For this week, I decided to give Bat for Lashes a try since she seems to be getting great reviews and I kind of liked the little bit of the first songs that I heard.
Overall though, I'm having a hard time figuring out what I'm missing with some of the critically acclaimed artists of this year. Animal Collective did nothing for me and I have no idea how people find Dan Deacon's music appealing. People can't stop talking about his last album which did nothing for me besides give me a headache. I'm also not a fan of the stripped down production movement of late. Instead of feeling more intimate, it just sounds more like noise. But maybe that's the new move that will get my generation hating the music of the youth. Everyone wants to think that they'll be the hip adults that get it but listening to some of this new critically acclaimed music, I can only think that I'm getting old or music reviewers are trying too hard to be edgy.