Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Fave Albums: You Am I - Hourly, Daily
You Am I's third album, Hourly, Daily was released in 1996 and always reminds me of my study abroad year in Melbourne. It's a very Australian album with Tim Rodger's lyrics about daily life and the various things he references in songs. Besides the expected guitar rock of "Good Mornin'," "Mr. Milk, "Soldiers" and "Flag Fall $1.80" there are also surprising orchestral arrangements on songs such as "Tuesday," "Heavy Comfort" and "Please Don't Ask Me To Smile." It's an album that takes you on a journey through one day and tells stories from different points of view along the way.
Favorite Lyric: Now your friends are like eyelashes, too many dropping off these days ("Heavy Comfort")
Favorite Song: "Mr. Milk"