So this past month I have discovered new albums by some of my favorite artists. One is the latest album by Sia This is Acting, who I have adored ever since I first heard “Chandelier”. This new album is just as good and I really love the song “Cheap Thrills” although so far from my listening the whole album is good; “Bird Set Free” and “Move Your Body” are a couple others that I like. I have to say it will be interesting to see the music videos that come out of this album because with her last album she went very modern interpretive dance with her music. If the direction she took on the Tonight Show it will follow along the same lines. This is not a bad thing, but personally I was so distracted by the dancing it took a second listen for me to realize how much I loved the song.
The other album that came out is by Panic at the Disco called Death of a Bachelor. Now this album is almost an exploration of different genres and beats. It shifts between some heavier rock to almost old style swing. Personal favorites are definitely “Victorious”, “Hallelujah”, “Emperor’s New Clothes”, and “Crazy=Genius”. The video for two of them is pretty neat as well. Those can be viewed after the jump. Continue reading
So just glancing at the tags on the site, we haven’t talked about Panic! at the Disco before! They’re a band we really like, despite the fact that they’ve been tagged with terms like “emo.” I’m still not sure I understand what emo means, so I just ignore that – and listen to Panic!
One of the things I really like about Panic! is how their albums feel like a complete whole, like a performance. Complete with introductions, musical interludes, and a finale. Since I tend to like the whole albums, I hadn’t really looked for a music video from them – I’d just gotten the new album…
Their new album, Death of a Bachelor, is pretty great. We found out there was this music video from watching this episode of Teens React. Wow, okay, that’s a video… Then they went back, ironically, to another wedding: their first hit single. Of course, what I have to say is they missed another great video:
It was interesting to find out, though, that the band is down to just the lead singer (can you call it a band then?) I actually saw them live years ago, and it was fun because it was a large band. I mean, they had a lead cello. Just a lot of musicians. To be down to one man left standing is too bad. But hey, he’s keeping the music coming.