Monday, March 19, 2007

Great Moments in (My) Music History: Part 1

Hey everybody, in an effort to make people thingk there's more to my life than reading about people in garish tights punching each other, I'm going to start posting reviews of albums that are important to me. Mind you, these are not necessarily the best albums ever, just the ones that had an effect on me at a particular time in my life.

How I came up with our first album here is a bit of a (boring) story. My iPod died a few months ago (hard drive blew up) and since my wife just got herself a shiny new one, her old mini became mine (the mini's battery is shot, but since I only listen to music at work or in the car, power is not a problem). So, anyway, as I was listening to The Submarine Races, what should the next album be on her pod? It's Copper Blue by Sugar. Quite possibly the greatest album of 1992, if not the entire decade.
I was entering my first year of college when this album hit and I was drawn to it like a moth to the flame. There's not a song out of place on this album, not one that hasn't been my favorite at a given time in the last 15(!) years since its release. I really can't tell you too mouch more about this, except that it's one of those CD's that should be in every collection, and if it isn't in yours, go buy one now, I've personally burned through 2 copies a so far.

Sorry there's not much to this review, but writing about music really doesn't do it much justice. Here's the opening track, and if that doesn't get your head bobbing, well, you're just dead inside.

Sugar - The Act We Act


Bill said...

Ahhh, yes. Remember how many times we listened to this album throughout our freshman year followed by Chrome our sophmore year followed by Bee Thousand our junior year? Good times. Unfortunately, senior year is a bit more tricky due to my drinking and taking long naps all year long.

Spencer Carnage said...

Not bad. I'll have to look for this the next time I'm at Amoeba.

Do you listen to Broken Social Scene at all? I have a feeling you'll like them alot. If you can, buy You Forget It In people. Or maybe it'll fall of a truck or something. Very good stuff.

Jason said...

I think I saw them last summer at the pitchfork festival in Chicago. I'll give them a try next time I'm at Reckless.

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Bill said...

I'll have to back Spencer's praise for You Forgot It In People. While it wasn't an album that hit me over the head immediately, there was something there the made me keep playing it and playing it. Then all of the sudden, it just clicked. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about the band's self-titled follow-up album.

Jason said...

Allright, you've convinced me. I've flagged it on emusic, o when my tunes refresh on Friday, I'll download it.


Spencer Carnage said...

The self-titled has some wonky bits, but dude...7/4 shoreline? Fire I'd Boy? That last song that's long with the title I can't remember? Good stuff. Also check out some Do Make Say Think, if they got it. Instrumental side project from BSS. "Soul And Onward" is a good jam. "Chinatown", too.

And one laaaaaaaaast thing: Did you read what's up with eMusic? Everyone seems to be a little bit worried.

Jason said...

I alway thought eMuic's business model wasn't very sustainable, so I won't be surprised to see it sold and screwed up. I'll enjoy my downloads while I can.