Thursday, March 12, 2009

ALBUM: Grrr...

An open letter to Bishop Allen:

Dear Bishop Allen,

I didn't think you could do it.
After listening to 2007's Broken String over and over (and over) again and reveling in the pop-perfection you had created, it seemed like a pretty tall (if not impossible) order to top it with any subsequent album.
That being said Grrr... is pretty stinkin' great. You have crafted something equal to, if not greater at times, than Broken String.
Just as fun as you've always been with songs that are about the catchiest little numbers I've ever heard.
There are some pretty fun standout moments for me: The Andrew Bird-esque violin in 'Dimmer', the plunky xylophone in 'The Lion and the Teacup', and just the overall cheery feeling of the record.

I'm glad to see you're celebrating, because you've created something worth a party.

Bishop Allen - Dimmer
from the album Grrr... (Amazon/iTunes)

1 comment:

Lauralee said...

I love Grrr...

Okay I love all of Bishop Allen's albums. They are truly amazing, and always manage to brighten up my day!