Day 520, 1139:11, 2209-2211
2209. Spree - Denim - Somebody at Stereogum or Pitchfork is going to call Spree “sweethearts” and compare them to Weezer if they keep this up. Super solid CT indie. They have the washy guitar tone down, though it can get overpowering. That said, the songs are well written and Denim serves to cement what Spree is all about.
2210. Indigo Girls - Despite Our Differences - Decent alt, not their best. Harmonies are tight but the songs come across corporate, a little too polished.
2211. Ani Difranco - Dilate - Hella raw. Grooves like a dark, personal, acoustic Beastie Boys. Having only three or four instruments at a time (vox, vox, drums, acoustic) lets Ani’s guitar skills shine. This is allegedly her best-selling album, I’m not surprised. Ani moves through multiple moods without losing stride, delivering attitude and machine-tight riffing in equal parts.