The other music I picked up isn’t too shabby, btw. The Black Keys‘ Rubber Factory is VERY good. Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion is a little more difficult to access, but is showing a lot of promise. St. Vincent’s debut hasn’t proven my cup of tea, but is certainly an expression of sorts. Dark Was The Night has 30 songs of today’s best in indie show.
One song in particular off of Dark Was The Night (which is a CD made to fight AIDS, and has Paradise Lost illustration for Dore, one of my favorite artists) will likely be in my top songs for some time. Gillian Welch & Conor Oberst made a duet of “Lua” and her voice is absolutely ridiculous. Check this out: