I don't know a lot about Bjork. Not past what most people know about her, at least, which is that she's apparently a very eccentric, fey individual who makes music. I had a feeling that George's mix might just be a curiosity in that sense, but I actually liked it quite a bit. My favourite track on first listen is the first, Play Dead, which has kind of a trip-hop basis and builds on that with Bjork's unusual but powerful vocal, a slightly jaunty bassline and an uplifting string arrangement by David Arnold that lends it the quality of a James Bond theme, all working in unison together. This one has definitely succeeded in its aim and made me want to listen to more Bjork.
I'm definitely more familiar with The Replacements, even though I've still only really listened to two or three of their albums (you can probably guess which ones). Alex Chilton and Left of the Dial are both two of the raw, ragged, yet tuneful and well-written punk songs that they're probably best known for and that's something I can get behind immediately. The mix is also bookended by two slower, less upbeat tracks that really emphasise the emotion and, in the case of Unsatisfied's chorus, the almost sheer desparation of Paul Westerberg's voice, and for me these are probably the highlights. Can't Hardly Wait is the one I'm not as familiar or as enamoured with, but it's still driven by some cool guitar lines and sounds. Seeing as it's already a band I listen to I can say with more confidence that this should be a great introduction to their music, and hopefully it wins them a few fans.
Working for me!
Rolo Tomassi was... not quite my thing. I liked Cosmology a lot, but the others were a bit too scream-y for my tastes. I'll give it a few more shots though before I give up on it.
Thanks for giving it a chance. Hopefully they do grow on you.
Fuck yes, Rolo Tomassi. Love them, awesome to see a mix here.
I'm gonna make an honest attempt to listen to everything everyone posted, though I don't anticipate giving feedback on many of them.
This guy knows.