Best Albums of 2007 - No.16
The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
Like Scandinavian design, this Danish duo has it all: great music, good looks, style and substance. Since their debut in 2002, they have been treating us with delight after delight, and this new album of theirs is no exception. Dreamy soundscapes, chilly vocals, dark undertones, a sense of doom pervading even the more up-tempo tracks. If Angelo Bandalamenti had a group, it would sound like this! When is David Lynch going to ask them for a soundtrack? Their sound is evolving with each new release. I love how "You Want The Candy" sound like Primitives' "Crash" (where are they now?).
Here is their single, "Dead Sound"
And here is "You Want The Candy" live at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa in July 2007.
Worst Albums of 2007 - No.16
Bon Jovi - Lost Highways
Bon Jovi going country: as if the world was missing exactly this. Why on earth did this go through product control? If they wanted to play country (of course we're talking about the bastardised mêlée that is called country these days), they could very well do it in their private studios and enjoy themselves. Jon Bon Jovi probably got jealous of Keith Urban and decided "I can do that better!". Unfortunately for him, no one cares apart from his fans (not that they are few). And a duet with Lee Ann Rimes too - a prodigy gone astray. And imagine I have a soft spot for the guys, as my brother is a huge fan and I have heard everything they have released in their career many many times...