Sunday, January 15, 2006

New Year listening

Check out the new Strokes album - First Impressions of Earth - you won't be sorry (if you like this kind of thing).

It's taken a bit of a mauling from the critics but it strikes me it's everything we want from the Strokes - world-weary, guitar-dueling rock from the spiritual heirs of the great Television.

One track in particular struck me as I was preparing a sermon on 'the God who's speaking' last week. Called Ask me anything, it contains the wonderful line 'don't be a coconut/God is trying to talk to you/we could drag it out/but that's for other bands to do...' Singer, Julian Casablancas, going on to protest 'I've got nothing to say'

Great riffs and theological eloquence as well - what more could you ask?

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