September 10, 2010
New Albums: Sara Bareilles and Interpol
Sara Bareilles – Kaleidoscope Heart
Sara Bareilles is in that happy-medium place for an artist between indie and mainstream. She’s famous enough to get her music sold but not so famous that she should feel pressure to become more made-up, pop, and superficial. There’s pressure for her to do well but not enough for her to change who she is, you know?
So she’s back from a great 2007 album Little Voice to follow it up with Kaleidoscope Heart. She’s got thirteen new tracks and they’re all full of heart and soul, much of what you’d expect from Bareilles. Her first single off the album, “King of Anything,” is already climbing the charts and is currently at the #51 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 list. I wonder what her second single will be?
I think my favorite song off the album is “Let The Rain,” but it’s so hard to choose just one. You kind of wonder what happened in this 30-year-old’s life to write such painful, melodious sounds. Check out the new album today!
Interpol – Interpol
Interpol is Interpol’s fourth studio album. With each album since their break-out 2002, critically acclaimed album Turn on the Bright Lights, the band has been getting more and more recognition with critics and listeners alike. From that album onward, each of their records have been climbing the charts until their 2007 album, Our Love to Admire, reached #4 on the Billboard 200. For an indie band (or any band, really), that’s quite an accomplishment.
So now the band is back with Interpol with ten new tracks, and it is an indie dream. (Or at least I think so.) If I were to put their sound into words for those of you who don’t know who Interpol is, I would say that they sound like a cross between R.E.M. and The Shins. Yeah?
Each of the songs on Interpol is great, so this album is a perfect follow up to their successful 2007 album. I’d have to say my favorite song off the album is “Lights,” but their first single, “Barricade,” is really good, too. It’s a smart choice to be the first single off of the album. Check out Interpol today!
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am