Monday, October 31, 2005

I Hate Geometry, Except for this Kind.


One of my most favorite pasttimes is laying on my overly comfortable eggplant couch with a cup of coffee or hot tea and a book. This is one of those scenarios I find incomplete without the presence of music. I have found the perfect CD for such occasions. Strange Geometry by the Clientele has become a staple in my CD collection, which is a hard spot to accumulate, as anyone that knows me can attest to.

This is one of those albums you can put in the player, listen through the whole thing, and then repeat it and not get tired of the music. From the first tune, Since K Got Over Me, I was hooked on it. The lyrics are quite heartwrenching if you listen closely, yet the actual music is somewhat uplifting. There is a lull of heartbroken emotion that hangs over the entire CD, yet it's not particularly depressing. Toward the end of the album, Losing Haringey plays, which is one of those songs where the entire verse is spoken and tells a story, much like how Chris Martin of Coldplay attacks The Streets' Dry Your Eyes.

Other favorite tracks of mine include E.M.P.T.Y., Spirit, and Impossible. I have it on good authority that the other albums by the Clientele are just as good or better than this one, and this one is pretty damn good, so once the bills are paid and the fun has been had, I am going to start building my collection of the Clientele's catalog.

Go here to purchase the Clientele's CDs.
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