A little different from what even I was expecting. All I can say is it's 36 hours later and I'm still listening to it with a sense of intrigue, exploration, and enjoyment. Strangely, the songs I'm currently gleaning the most enjoyment from are the same songs I didn't much care for upon first listen-through. Weird.
Yoav feat. Emily Browning.
I just finished reading Ender's Game for the first time since elementary school (it's still an amazing work of literary art). I was inspired to buy and read the iBook edition after seeing the trailer for the new Ender's Game movie. Much as 'Exile Vilify' came to symbolize the emotional exhaustion felt by Abraham Lincoln while reading Team Of Rivals, 'Where Is My Mind' became my anthem for Ender and his battle against isolation, loneliness, and depression.
Add 'Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon' to the list of games I desperately want to play but probably never will
Update: Below is the first 15 minutes of the game with commentary.
Daft Punk featuring Pharrell and Nile Rodgers
French duo Daft Punk never really entered my frame of consciousness until I went off to college and discovered, with the help of some schoolmates, some of their earlier music and music videos. The past few years have seemed pretty quiet on the Daft Punk music and news front (I enjoyed Kanye's Stronger and the soundtrack to TRON). Then mysterious ads started appearing for what seemed to be a new album. Finally, a few days ago a longer ad, embedded below, was shown at the Coachella music festival for Random Access Memories. Three "Collaborator" episodes have also been released thus far (embedded below) containing interviews with the various collaborators on this new album.
I just watched all three episodes and as intended, the episodes have caused me to become very curious and excited about this album. Just watch the Nile Rodgers episode and try not to be intrigued. This is probably the most excited I've been for a new album release since Radiohead's Hail To The Thief and The White Stripes' Elephant, both released a decade ago (omg I'm old). I'm sure I was also excited about a Kanye album along the way.
I hope Daft Punk's new album turns out to be amazing, because everything points to it being so.
One of my favorites.
"Did you know that for Gene, speech is a second language?"
"Roger's first language is 'Yes, I'll have apple pie with my order.'"
Steve Miller Band