Tuesday, February 07, 2006

First Impressions

Currently listening: Rhett Miller's The Believer.

Street date: Feb. 28.
i-know-the-boss date: Feb. 7.
Awesome-media-job factor: 21 days.

First-listen standout tracks:
“My Valentine”
“Brand New Way” (in 12/8 or something crazy)
“Fireflies” (with the super-talented Rachael Yamagata)
“The Believer”

Inferior to the Old 97’s versions in every way:
“Singular Girl”
“Question” (no French to be found here, despite Rhett’s in-concert performance of a verse in French, and his claim to have recorded an entirely French version. as though the song weren’t romantic enough to begin with.)

Jury still out:
“Help Me, Suzanne” (all over ’XPN right now)
“Meteor Shower”
“I’m With Her”

Fast-song-to-slow-song ratio:

Unabashed-pop-song-to-abashed-pop-song ratio:

Chance of mainstream acceptance: 40 percent
Chance of Old 97’s fans’ acceptance: 45 percent
Chance of WXPN heavy rotation: 100 percent


At 7:42 PM, Blogger stark attack said...

with these awesome media connections, can you hook a brotha up with the already released bob pollard or belle and sebstian recs for free?

At 1:21 PM, Blogger i know the boss said...

Sorry, but Belle and Sebastian Day on Philebrity yesterday kinda made me want to shoot myself in the face.


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