Best Albums of 2007 - No. 17
The Bird And The Bee - The Bird And The Bee
Inara George and Greg Kurstin, the Los Angles duo that are called The Bird and The Bee, crafted this amazing pop diamond out of crystal, air and water. Summery. fresh, cool sounds, breezy music and a voice distinct and catchy as the best made mojito. Inara is the daughter of the late Lowell George of the band Little Feet, while Greg has worked with Beck, Flaming lips and others. The sound is very 60's with modern references and lyrics that you could not hear in that decade. They could very well be on the soundtrack of any David Lynch film, Inara sometimes reminds me of Julee Cruise. An excellent album (and their EP "Clap Your Hands is brilliant also). It doesn't hurt that Inara looks like a cross between Audrey Hepburn and Jane Birkin! Also awarded the most stylish group of the year. I could very well imagine them as the new Avengers! Check them out:
Again and Again
La La La
Worst albums of 2007 - no.17
Katie Melua - Pictures
A Norah Jones wannabe (we will deal with that lady later in the countdown)? A Kate Bush offspring? She'd wish! Katie is so mellow, she makes Olivia Newton-John sound like alternative pop. Which is not a bad thing per se, but with all the accolades she has gathered, one would think she had more substance hidden behind her glossy exterior and mellifluous voice. Unfortunately she does not. She leans heavily toward her commercial side, leaving me unfulfilled. Pity she stopped counting bicycles.