Song of the Moment

J. Cole - Lost Ones

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Crash Test Dummies - Oooh La La

New Music Tuesday returns with a semi odd album. I think we've all heard of the Dummies before with such monstrous hits as MMM MMM MMM MMM and God Shuffled His Feet - but I'm not sure how many people have ever actually listened to an album by them before. I know I did back in the day - but being so young it was probably hard for me to appreciate their style. Side note for the day, what a SLOW new music day today. My choices were either this, Meat Loaf or something really - really obscure. Must just be one of those weeks. So back to CTD's, this album is very strange. It has a lot of big band type elements to it and then a couple songs that could pass for modern folk music. I can tell you this record was inspired by some old toys that used to produce music - but quite honestly the story is fairly boring. I can tell you the lead singer, Brad Roberts has one of those voices that is so intruiging, it makes you want more - but you probably already know about that. I can tell you that I was watching this channel called Paladia that shows only different concerts and then music videos late at night, and one day they had a CTD concert on. It was them playing at some church in the middle of Tennessee I think, back in the early 2000's. How weird is that? I think even the most religious of artists wouldn't play a church, and I know that Mr. Robers isn't that into the lord because he used the GD phrase in his tuneage which is typically a no-no. Very odd. Well anyhow, maybe one day I'll get to the old stuff by them, but until then give this one a shot. It's almost genreless with it's movement all over the music world. Kind of a neat idea, also kind of odd. So I'll have to rate it as such. I encourage you to check it out though, as it is kind of cool.

1. Songbird
2. You Said You'd Meet Me (In California)
3. And It's Beautiful
4. Paralyzed
5. In-Between Place, The
6. Not Today Baby
7. Heart Of Stone
8. Lake Bras d'Or
9. What I'm Famous For
10. Now You See Her
11. Put A Face

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Songbird
2. Heart Of Stone
3. And It's Beautiful

3 out of 5 stars

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