Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Morning Revelation

It seems like I can pick any song from any of the last 3-4 My Morning Jacket releases and play it along with a dozen other tunes by various artists, and each time I won't realize I am listening to My Morning Jacket.

I fell in love with "Wordless Chorus," the opening track on their 2005 release "Z." And though I can't say any one of their albums has made a great impression on me as a whole, a number of songs at various times have. When not listening to an MMJ record in its entirety, it seems like I love almost everything. Most recently, it was Jim James' turn on Booker T. Jones' latest that made me swoon and go back into their catalogue.

Here we are again, with another tune popping up at random, and me thinking, "Who is this? Sloan? Jesse Malin?" I truly had no idea.

I'm saying "Uncle." My Morning Jacket is a good band.


buzzbabyjesus said...

Good call.

Big Jim Slade said...

I'm a fan, too. I think a lot of their fans who have been with them for years see Evil Urges as, I dunno, not the real MMJ. I came in with Evil Urges, so that's my favorite of theirs, so far.

cmealha said...

Can't say I'm a fan. It seems they try to be a lot of different bands in one and you can't get a real feel for what they're all about. But I still cherry pick there albums as there's usually a couple of good tunes to be gleaned,