The Tryout: Yo La Tengo
It's been a while but Raekwon has finally released his "Only Built For Cuban Linx pt. 2". Now I know this might cost me a lot of credibility in rap circles but I was never a huge fan of the Wu. There first album was a classic but after that I liked a few songs but never a full album. I don't know. Something about them never clicked with me.
A Fine Frenzy's album is out and just $3.99 at Lala.com. I listened to the first few songs and they were OK. Probably not an album I'd buy but at just 3.99 I'll definitely think about giving it a shot.
Wild Beasts are getting some love from critics although I'm not a fan of the falsetto. The songs without it are better but the ones with it bother me. Honestly, it sounds like someone at a karaoke bar.
But the Tryout of the Week is not just one album but a band. Yo La Tengo's been around for around a quarter-century and have a devoted fan base but I haven't really ever given them a listen. I have a few of their songs but I think it's high time for me to really check out their stuff (or, rather, it was going to be high time until I found out I was starting work today.) Anyway, check out their new album "Popular Songs" and then take a look at some of their past hits.