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Gomez - Liquid Skin
Found on: Monday, April 24, 2006
In the wake of Brit-pop's unraveling and the legitimization of prog rock by Radiohead and
Spiritualized, Gomez was seen as the future of Brit-rock upon their debut. Bring It On was caught between those two poles: traditionalist on one hand, yet striving for a larger goal. Gomez's secondhand appropriations of American music, crossed with ambling arrangements and a hazy atmosphere indigenous to home recordings, won them a larger audience who expected the group's second album, Liquid Skin, to be a great breakthrough. They may be disappointed to find that it's not. Instead, Liquid Skin is a cleaner, more streamlined version of the debut; it's clear that the band made the move from the garage into a professional studio. In doing so, they wound up with a dead ringer for Pearl Jam's No Code, in which America's best traditionalist band of the '90s strove for a glorious, pan-ethnic mess and pretty much succeeded. Liquid Skin doesn't rival No Code, not just because Gomez isn't as passionate, but also because Pearl Jam didn't sound as self-conscious or predictable when they decided to stretch out. Throughout the record, Gomez betrays their age, playing music that they believe to be experimental or rootsy, but not quite going far enough in either direction. This was true of Bring It On as well, but the cleaner sound and improved focus brings these factors to the forefront. And, frankly, that's not such a bad thing, either. In this context, they might not seem as adventurous (and, therefore, important), but they do bring back varying strands in interesting ways. They still seem to be trying too hard, and treading water in doing so. Still, Liquid Skin will satisfy fans of the first record, just as it will undoubtedly frustrate those who didn't get with them the first time.
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Skype to offer Warner Brothers ringtones- Wednesday, February 1, 2006How's this for a measure of ringtones' frothiness:
VoIP pacesetter Skype has licensed music
from Warner Brothers to sell ringtones for $1.50 each. Why? Because it's not enough for everyone in a crowded
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rumour to hit the wires is that Google is considering acquiring
Napster. I don't pretend to understand this: if Google wants to get in this subscription music game there seems to
be juicier fruit out there (like RealNetworks - read more... MTV Networks Announces Deal With iTunes- Wednesday, February 1, 2006Hot off the heals of announcing their digital media service, Urge, MTV Networks gave a taste of how much
confidence they have in that service by announcing a deal with their competitor, iTunes, to
distribute MTV, MTV2, Nickolodeon and Comedy Central shows through iTunes. This means read more... Apple Locking Up Universities With iPods- Wednesday, February 1, 2006Is it just me or is Steve Jobs following pretty much the same path with the iPod that he
followed with the Apple II way back in the 80's? Today brings news that Apple
is offering college lectures via podcasts through several universities. Basically the deal is they provide the
service and read more... Nettwerk Vs. RIAA- Wednesday, February 1, 2006Canda's biggest independent label, Nettwerk, announced yesterday that they are joining the fight
against the RIAA. They are intervening in a suit the RIAA has filed against a family for illegally downloading music
tracks. The privately-owned Nettwerk Music Group is intervening, it says, because read more...