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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sparks - Lighten Up, Morrissey

"She won't have sex unless it's done with a pseudonym"

Sparks' new album Exotic Creatures Of The Deep is, unfortunately, the first release by them in a long time that I've felt pretty much ambivalent about. It's not that it's bad... it's just (for me at least) that after a few albums of the same kind of stuff, the shtick is getting a bit old. Of course, it is a Sparks album, and they are one of the best bands of all time, so there are bound to be some gems regardless. Lighten Up, Morrissey was one of the most speculated-about songs prior to its release because of the name-dropping title. I couldn't care less about the title. I like it because it's an amazing pop song with an instantly catchy melody. Furthermore, it has a (very very welcome) rockier sound that stands out from the rest of the more symphonic offerings. It's a welcome change for them, complete with their trademark (sometimes too much so) witty lyrics. I critique because I love them, and this is one example of why.

Sparks - Lighten Up, Morrissey (zshare)

(Music posted for evaluation purposes only. If you like what you hear, support the artists! Buy the album here.)


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