So it’s the end of 2010, out with the old and in with the new! First off, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, tomorrow! I will attempt to make a top 10 post for the end of this year, as I have the last two years, but it might be a top 5 list. I’ll do something anyways. This isn’t really an album review post, more like I’m talking about an album. Full out album review posts were stressful and really deterred me from writing them in the first place. I do want to bring attention to certain albums though, so simply putting them in a post seems to be the best way. Nothing official. Does this mean I won’t be doing album review posts anymore? Nah, when I’ve got the time I’ll make full reviews, but not for a while.
For you guys who have the whole or half day off, I’ve got a great album you need to check out. Remember all those remixes back in the day which were awesome by Bag Raiders? Well, they have a self-titled album out! It came out in October in Australia, but it’s official release date for the US is January 25th. This also means they’re going to tour in the US, hopefully Canada too but all I saw was the US. Stay tuned for tour locations and dates.
At first when I listened to their debut album, all I could think was that it sounded nothing like their remixes and nothing like their first single Fun Punch which strangely didn’t find itself onto this album. Slowly though, I started to hear it more and more. It was Bag Raiders, but matured. I mean, they definitely could have made an album with tracks sounding like Fun Punch, but we would’ve got bored of it sooner or later. This album stretches further than that. Obviously as an electro-house blogger, I’ll sway more towards that stuff in the album which just coincidentally happens to sound like their older stuff.
You’re going to see that the two tracks I chose was firstly, the obvious choice being one of the big hits out of this album with reason, a taste of their past with Sunlight. So Demanding and Gone Away were pretty awesome tracks, touching a bit more into the electro-funk and dance, but I had no choice but to chose my second favorite track from the album as Golden Wings. Yes, without lyrics but with a musical story, I loved it. Again, somewhat feeling like house. The album has its gems, I definitely suggest you check it out. Just a word of caution, don’t get it expecting it to be full out electro-house greatness. It spreads quite a wide spectrum of electronic music, something more of an Aussie scene feel.
Bag Raiders – Sunlight
Bag Raiders – Golden Wings