I've been singing the praises of The Ting Tings for just under a year now, ever since I first heard their single That's Not My Name. Their debut album, We Started Nothing was finally released last week and I can honestly say that it is truly one of the best albums I've heard in a long while. There are at least three songs (the aforementioned 'That's Not My Name', plus 'Great DJ' and 'Fruit Machine') that I've had on heavy rotation for six months now, and their latest (which nabbed a coveted iPod commercial) 'Shut Up And Let Me Go' is just as catchy. What am I getting at? This punk-dance duo from England know how to make pop music that is addictive, guilt-free and long-lasting. We Started Nothing has easily secured its position as best album of the year, at least in my book. And yes, I can say that even if we are only at the half-way mark.
On a side note, I should be back to posting new music (and there is plenty I can't wait to share with you) starting either Thursday night or Friday morning. I know I said that I would be posting this weekend, but I was still trying to get settled in my apartment and had a lot going on. Besides, I have a long train ride awaiting me Friday morning, so I'll have plenty of time on my hands.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Hey folks...I just wanted to stop in to let you know that I have not abandoned this here blog. As you may know, I just moved to NYC a couple weeks ago and started a new job (which has me traveling Monday through Friday) last week, so I've been spending time adjusting. This blog is still very important to me and, in fact, I have a contest coming up here soon. I'll probably post details this weekend, so keep your eyes open.