Alternative Metal band Enter Shikari has an interesting sound that disparate styles but sound like a cohesive band. I could hear some System Of A Down and fun., and some instruments that seemingly should not be in an album like this (e.g. trumpets?). I’m not sure I really like this, but it wasn’t bad either.
The Districts is an Indie Rock band that sounds like an Indie band. Their songs are varied but there is an underlying vibe of freedom with a sense of happiness and sadness combined. They are clearly talented but must resist the temptation to simply imitate other bands. I would rate this average but enjoyable.
CLOSING OUT 2014 – This is a quick post to close out 2014 album reviews. Zola Jesus is an Electronica/Dark Wave artist that sounds strange and confused. Not sure there is talent here. AND this is the final of the Closing Out 2014 reviews. As mentioned before, I had listened to these records and written notes about them but did not have time to post them here on Lunch To The Sound. Tomorrow we start reviewing our 2015 albums (one or two per day).
The 800th Lunch To The Sound!!!! To celebrate we listened to Sergio Mendes’ latest magical work: Magic. This was a very good album with elements of both early Mendes and his sound since his collaboration with The Black Eyed Peas in Timeless. It’s amazing to me that Sergio Mendes is still productive and actively seeking to remain so after a career spanning over 50 years. Good for him–and for us!