Thursday, October 19, 2006

Band of the Week: Sean Lennon

Released back in ’98, Sean Lennon’s last album Into The Sun was a little musical gift and those who got it have been waiting expectantly for a follow-up ever since.

It finally arrived a few weeks ago, begging the question: Was it worth an eight-year long wait?

Honestly... At first, no. After the first few listenings, it’s just a good album -- one more of the same general vein as Elliott Smith and Rufus Wainwright than before.

Like his previous work though, it has a few tracks that draw you in quickly -- like the upbreat-but-dark Dead Meat and Friendly Fire -- before other heavier songs -- like Would I Be The One? and Falling In Love -- sink in and blow your now-pop-music-addled mind. So, yeah... it's a grower, not a shower.

Here's the video for Dead Meat, which has an overabundance of celbrity cameos, but hearkens back to the wonderfully hammy days when videos told a story. (And like those oldies, it'll probably somehow make you like the song more, too.)

Sean Lennon is playing The El Rey Theater on Saturday, November 18th.


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