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New Crap: The “Sarcasm and Lies” Edition

July 5, 2010

Welcome to another edition of New Crap, in which Quitegeist attempts to review the new CDs and DVDs released this week, without having seen or heard them and without the aid of Google.

New Crap released July 5th 2010

The heatwave might be faltering, prompting a national shift from moaning that “its too hot” to whining that “it always rains”, but as the rain returns so too the release schedule starts to pick up. This week is a big one for those lucky few of us who own a “DVD player”. For those who don’t know, DVD roughly stands for Da Video Darlin’, and has been around for at least a year. Nobody is sure of the origin of the format, but this is easily the biggest week in it’s short history as it sees the release of Bikini Girls On Ice, a film lauded for its gritty cinema verité style and for the sustained, progressive argument on issues of modern gender which runs throughout. It is nourishment for the eyes, the mind and the heart, and it deserved every one of the Oscars it won.

Also released on Da Video Darlin’ and Blue Roy this week, Doctor Who Series 5 Volume 2. Series 5 is of course the series in which the popular David Tennant left the show to be replaced by real life time lord David Bowie. Doctor Bowie proceeded to travel back in time and make things just that little bit freakier, in an adventure so big it couldn’t be contained in one show and spilled over into the BBC’s other big release this week, Ashes to Ashes Series 3, the final series of the show. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but it ends with all the characters dancing in the street as Bowie walks away, nodding, knowing he has done a good job but that he can never leap home until the cave men are wearing sequinned lycra. Also out this week is The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes, which is presumably a film about Guy Richie. Wakka wakka.

Its a slow week for new music. Florence and the Machine unbelievably release another single from that one album they did a year ago, which even has to be testing the patience of their fans by this point. In terms of full length albums, Big Boi from Outkast releases his eagerly anticipated and awesomely named debut solo album, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, while The Flaming Lips release their version of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, furthering their descent into unlistenable, self indulgent prog. Enrique Iglesias does likewise on Euphoria, an experimental sonic trip in which he mixes 10 E’s with a whole bottle of Jack and makes a throaty “bennnnnnnffffff” sound, like a happy infant, without pause for an entire hour and a half. The album ends with him repeatedly cutting himself and vomiting out of sheer glee.


One Comment leave one →
  1. July 21, 2010 2:49 PM

    Hm… mildly interested in the Lips’ version of Darkside.

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