Saturday, June 14, 2008

Good Golly, By Jolly, This Is Really Good! #50

I first came to know the English duo, the Ting Tings through their fun tune, ‘Great DJ’, and after discovering that the band were an electropop outfit, I realized there was absolutely no reason not to give the music a try. Their debut, We Started Nothing has since met musical audience recently last 16th of May, which unfortunately, carry songs that mostly resembles the trite pop tunes that I prefer to avoid, and quite literally failing to live up to the single fascinating opener track.

Having said that, some tunes were bearable enough to sit through, like the child-like, tinkering ditty ‘Traffic Lights’, and essential indie pop number ‘Be the One’, though being rather radical shifts from the typical electropop music you would initially expect to hear, venturing more towards pop, rather than pure electro. The rest of the collection would take after tunes by different artists or other, evidently in ‘That’s Not My Name’, which drew comparisons to Toni Basil’s ‘Mickey’, or worse, Avril Lavigne’s ‘Girlfriend’, as lead singer Katie White assumes a sassy, snarly, punk-girl vocal style, that’s really neither here nor there.

Clearly, trying out new music by way of genre wouldn’t necessarily entail in a great find or a new fave band, but since when has it ever stopped me from doing it again. Bottom line is I’m starting to feel kind of old to be listening to this sort of stuff; music like this would favorably appeal more to say, 16 year olds. But do give this one a listen though, this I think you will like:

|mp3| The Ting Tings – Great DJ

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