Not as much music listened to this week as I hoped. A caravanning road trip with me driving alone ended up in one car with others so that put a kibosh on more than six hours of potential tunes roundtrip.
But I managed to get a few songs and two surprising albums in for Sept. 19 to Sept. 25th.
- TobyMac – Promised Land (song)
- Coldplay – Coloratura (song)
A 10 minute track from their forthcoming album. I was hoping Music of the Spheres would return the band to pre-2014 but I have my doubts with this lengthy song that doesn’t really go anywhere. At least there’s still (a) “Higher Power.” Ha ha, get it?
- Coldplay – My Universe (song)
Their latest single released for Music of the Spheres did little to assure me that “Coloratura” was simply an odd duck on a record of delightful music. Rappers. Why do they have to include rappers?
- Thrice – Horizons / East (album)
I had this really long paragraph written for this section because my initial attempts to review the album proved futile. My frustration around not being able to review the album forced me to listen and come up with something. And, Horizons/East turned out to be a pretty good album, it just needed some time to simmer.
- Third Eye Blind – Our Bande Apart (album)
Another new album. This one settled in pretty well, with the second half better than the first. And, I managed a review for Our Bande Apart.