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4.20 STREET pgs 2,3,6-8.indd
A P R I L 20, 20 0 6
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Street |
T H E SA N D I EG O U N I O N -T R I B U N E
3
MUSIC
◗ HEAR THIS
◗ TOP TUNES
Band of Horses, “Everything
TOP 10 RING TONES
1. “Ms. New Booty,” Bubba Sparxxx
featuring Ying Yang Twins & Mr.
ColliPark
All the Time” (Sub Pop Records)
Seattle’s Band of Horses
lies somewhere near the
crossroads of My Morning
Jacket and the Shins, more
direct-to-song than
the former and
less placid than the
latter. The songs
start somewhere
in the chest and
release through
the back of the
neck, making sure to catch the blood
pump before taking off with the spirit.
Ben Bridwell’s reverb-heavy vocal style
is similar, often emphasizing the first
half of a line and letting the rest roll and
drift, and the album’s pacing mirrors
this front-loaded aesthetic. Absolutely
nothing sounds forced; every note oozes
an effortless, confluent candor that’s
obdurately endearing whether or not you
understand what’s being sung.
GRADE
2. “Grillz,” Nelly featuring Paul Wall,
Ali & Gipp Grillz
A-
3. “So Sick,” Ne-Yo
4. “Super Mario Brothers Theme,”
Koji Kondo
5. “Temperature,” Sean Paul
6. “My Humps,” Black Eyed Peas
7. “Laffy Taffy,” D4L
8. “Best Friend,” 50 Cent & Olivia
9. “Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me,” D4L
10. “Love,” Keyshia Cole (below)
Source: Billboard.com
Brille Records
— KYLE PROEHL
GRADE
B-
Envelopes, “Demon” (Brille Records)
Envelopes is a band from Sweden, but its sound is way more Central
California and Portland. That’s because the fuzzed-out songs have an
early Pavement kind of feel — lax vocals, random noises that
wouldn’t usually sound good, but seem to work nonetheless.
The 11 songs aren’t very melodic, and at times the music is
a bit too quirky to actually be enjoyable. But there are lots of
highlights like “Sister in Love” and “Isabelle and Leonard.” Plus
there’s not a hint of anything that resembles Abba or Roxette.
— NINA GARIN
Sub Pop Records
Interscope Records
◗ MIX THIS
COVER GIRL BRENNA BRISKI SENT US THE SONGS SHE’D PUT ON HER
PERFECT MIX CD. IT’S OK, WE DIDN’T KNOW HALF OF THESE, EITHER.
READER CELESTE SANTUCCI SENT US HER PERFECT MIX CD:
1. “Mr. Mom,” by Lonestar
1. “Don’t Phunk With My Heart,” Black Eyed Peas
2. “Singin’ in the Rain,” Jamie Cullum
2. “Stacy’s Mom,” Fountains of Wayne
3. “Notice Me Horton,” from “Seussical: The Musical”
3. “She Will Be Loved,” Maroon 5
4. “Absolutely Zero,” Jason Mraz
4. “On Broadway,” George Benson
5. “Your Daddy’s Son,” from “Ragtime”
5. “All I Can Do,” Jump 5
6. “Skin (Sarabeth),” Rascal Flatts
6. “Pump It,” Black Eyed Peas
7. “It’s a Woman’s World,” from “The Full Monty”
7. “Respect,” Aretha Franklin
8. “Feelings You’ve Got to Hide,” from “Side Show”
8. “Surfing USA,” Beach Boys
9. “Sunday in the Park With George,”
from “Sunday in the Park With George”
< 10. “American Idiot,” Green Day
10 “All Er’ Nuthin,” from “Oklahoma!”
9. “Everything Is Alright,” Motion City Soundtrack
Eva Mueller /
WEA/Reprise Records
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