Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The View

I'm in love with the music of The View. Their album/cd/download "Hats off to the Buskers" is one of the best collection of songs I've heard in a while. I first heard this gang of Scots on my trip to the UK last summer on a replay of their Glastonbury 2007 performance. The band's music has pure rock/punk/ska roots and remind me of the Strokes. No fancy gimicks just real catchy tunes of decent complexity. Comparisons to Oasis are just plain off. This band's sensibilities are mostly non-cerebral and below the waist. That being said, the music is surprisingly intricate beyond what goes into most 2-3 minute offerings. It's encouraging to hear a band with "commercial potential" grind out really great music. My favorite tracks in order of awesomeness are "Wasted Little DJs", "Coming Down", "Superstar Tradesman", and "Same Jeans".

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