One-sentence reviews: Gnarls Barkley/Supercar/Dmitri Shostakovich

With that flurry of writing from the last two weeks, I think I’m caught up with everything about which I wanted to write.

So that means I have to go out and find new stuff, or go ahead and write about stuff I’ve been putting off. Till I decide either way, I’ve got a few things occupying my playlist, and I’ll write about them in better detail later.

  • Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere. As much hype as there is surrounding this album, Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse make a great pairing.
  • Zoobombs, Vamos a Baillar. This band is still a lot of fun.
  • Supercar, 16/50. I stopped myself from exploring the band’s earlier years because it was too expensive to be so invested, but it looks like I’ll probably end up spending that cash anyway.
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, The String Quartets (Fitzwilliam Quartet) The Fitzwilliam cycle was recommended to me as the best interpretations of Shostakovich’s quartets, and while the Kronos recording of the Quartet for Strings, No. 8 made me fall in love with the piece, the Fitzwilliam performance has plenty more fire.