The Tryout: Greg Hester
I couldn't really find anything I was loving this week so I decided to give the Tryout to Greg Hester. I've only listened to a couple of songs so far but it seems like he's the type of act that you'd see at a small venue or bar, really like, but then never think about after that evening.
As for other albums, the initial listen to Them Crooked Vultures was a bit disappointing. Animal Collective has a new EP although I've never been able to grasp why they are so popular. Pitchfork loves Real Estate and didn't like Orenda Fink but I feel like they are about equal; I'm not really all that interested by either. Hush Arbors might have a decent album but I haven't really been able to give it a listen.
In the end, nothing this week seems like it's going to know Port O'Brien off of heavy rotation on my Itunes. The one album that I thought really might have a chance was Travis' Singles collection but after listening to a few I realized that I have completely fallen off of the Travis bandwagon. Not that I dislike them but the songs just don't really do anything for me anymore.