Music: Lisa Coleman COLLAGE / Vampire Weekend FATHER OF THE BRIDE
Lisa Coleman COLLAGE
Okay, this one confused me… A classical / solo piano record from Prince’s longtime collaborator and keyboardist… and it’s REALLY good. Short, intricate solo piano pieces (with some minor electronics) are presented without many lights and whistles attached. But make no mistake… this is a PURE piano record… and it’s GREAT! Just an absolutely beautiful record!
Vampire Weekend FATHER OF THE BRIDE
A record of Pop Rock / Folk rock (think Jack Johnson, Barenaked Ladies, and the rest of that ilk) that, while it is performed well, is, well… boring and “song writing by the numbers.” Basically, this is music for your ‘woke’ younger sister (and not much else). Far too calculated and safe for my tastes. The record literally passed by without me ever stopping to admire it. Aural cool whip, essentially.