AlunaGeorge Review: Body Music

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Body Music

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AlunaGeorge’s “You Know You Like It” came out in 2011, and I believe I featured it on one of my very first LxListening entries.  Since that time, I have probably listened to the track at least a hundred times.  “Your Drums, Your Love” was featured by us as the #20 best song of 2012 after coming out in December of that year.  Anybody that’s been following AlunaGeorge should also be familiar with “Attracting Flies”, “Bad Idea”, and “Just a Touch”.  Out of the 14 tracks on Body Music, I was intimately familiar with five of those tracks, arguably five of the strongest tracks on the album.

So, I’m at a conundrum that I would like to call the “Cruel Summer” conundrum.  The imperative question is this:  Due to the best portions of the album already being “old hat”, is the album still viewed as a solid effort or anticlimactic in nature?  I think it depends on the album, and in the case of Body Music, I think the wait was still worth it.
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LxListening: Four Ladies and a Little Man

This post is kind of like this…but not at all.

For this week’s Lxlistening, I wanted to highlight several tracks that have come out this year whose album we failed to review.  Even though each album was noteworthy enough for me to go, “Hey guys, I’m gonna review this”, for some reason reviewing another album (or life in general) got in the way.  Good or bad (mostly good), I hoped this week to give you a some brief feelings on the album as well as the chosen track.  And yes, surprise surprise, my focus is mostly on strong female singers this week.  But hey, even the only man on the list is attracted to dudes, so I have some semblance of a theme.  Here we go.
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