The Tryout: Blind Pilot
Still struggling to find some great new music.
The Answering Machine is the latest up-beat Brit-pop band but there's something about the lead singers voice that just doesn't do it for me. I think it could grow on me and there are a few cool songs but I am going to give them a pass for now.
Telekinesis put out a solid album but not something that most people would probably rush out to buy. Cassettes Won't Listen is also background music but it's the kind that you zone out on but suddenly notice that there's a catchy groove playing (even if some songs sound like Nintendo background music or what Timbaland would sound like if he was white).
Kate Earl's EP is catchy enough but she definitely helps cement Lily Allen as one of the more influential artists of this young century. The amount of young female artists who mimic her is pretty stunning. Granted, it might just be that labels are looking for soundalikes but still, the influence on the market is undeniable.
In the end, I'll go with Blind Pilot's debut. It's a nice little album that could grow on me. Or maybe not