Thursday, November 16, 2006

Joanna Newsom - Ys

Joanna Newsom's Ys is a five-song LP without a track under seven minutes (the longest, Only Skin, is 16:53). They each sound like an original fairy tale set to music by the inhabitants of an asylum. I see Newsom in a paper gown, drooling on herself most of the day, but then suddenly waking and putting on brilliant puppet shows for the night watchmen.

I don't know how to pronounce the title of this album and I have quite a bit of navigation through the uncharted waters of these songs ahead of me. And they demand time. But I plan on giving Ys what it deserves, Jen would argue because she sounds like Bjork, but while I definitely hear that, this has something all its own. What that is, I'm not entirely sure. I just know that I like it. Released: November 14, 2006. YSSIREE.

Joanna Newsom - Emily [mp3].


Geoff G. said...

she sounds exactly like bjork. hence, i listened to 5 seconds and stopped.

Yes. i know. i'm a dick.

Matthew said...

I am thinking about choosing a different clip, because she really sounds more like Bjork in this video than she does on the album.

But yes. You're a dick.

Geoff G. said...

well...thanks for the expanded repertoire.

I can now conclusively say, when she doesn't sound like bjork, she sounds like the unwashed "troubadours" who came and sang for the kiddies in the children's section of the Groton Public Library.

Geoff G. said...

PS - I am a huge huge dick.

Matthew said...

to each their own. i removed the video though.

Matthew said...

oh, and i'm going to start hanging out at the groton public library