Tuesday, September 29, 2009

7. Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is the Move (2009)

I was never really a fan of Dirty Projectors until this year's album, Bitte Orca. The music was generally a little all over the place (which I don't typically have a problem with, I just didn't get it in their case), and seemed to be trying too hard. This song, however, is easily the most straight-forward thing they've ever done. Taking some African-sounding guitar lines, some nice orchestration and vocals that almost sound Mariah Carey-ish, this is also the BEST song on an altogether excellent album from this band. I sincerely regret not seeing them at Bonnaroo this year, but if I ever get the chance again you can bet I won't miss them again. Definitely expect this to be on my top songs of the year (and decade) list.

1 comment:

  1. Seriously, what happened to that? I remember listening to them on the way to 'roo, but then we never saw them. Then again, I guess I never saw Phish either, and we left early from the Beastie Boys. I wasn't the biggest fan of this band then but I do dig this song.