The Tryout: Living Colour
I think I'm going to move The Tryout to Thursdays. I tried to do it on Tuesday which is when albums come out but it's just too hard for me to sort through new music that quickly. Anyway, my excuses aside, I really decided to post this because Living Colour finally came out with a new album. Considered a one hit wonder by many (that one hit being "Cult of Personality"), I was a huge fan back in the day. I think that the whole Vivid album is amazing and their second record Time's Up is woefully underrated. They had some internal strife after that and delivered the harder Stain which was inconsistent. I didn't like what I've heard sine then.
Unfortunately, "The Chair in the Doorway" is a return to form but more towards Stain than their best work. The first track starts slowly but has a catchy chorus. I've listened to a few of the other tracks and it's not that great. Right now, I think Living Colour's best option for a next album would be a cover album, since they've always been amazing at that.
Anyway, for this week's Tryout, I decided to just turn back the clock to Living Colour's overlooked "Time's Up". The song gets off to a rough start but really comes together at the end. "Solace of You" is a hidden gem. Looking back at it, Vivid is by far their best album (I'll embed both; Continue Reading for them) but Time's Up still has some great tunes.
As for other albums, I haven't really found anything. I know that the coming weeks have some big releases (Vampire Weekend, Spoon, Cold War Kids EP) and hopefully I can stumble upon some other albums along the way.
Here's my favorite song off of Stain.