the Buzz for September 6th, 2010


Kings of Leon — “Manhattan” (from Only By the Night) — Manhattan

The countdown has already begun toward the October 19 arrival of Come Around Sundown, the white-hotly-anticipated fifth studio album — and first this side of Night, the thrilling opus that made them instant stars — from those tantalizing Tennessee titans Kings of Leon. But I’ll happily confess that I have yet to unlock and unravel all of Night‘s ravishing mysteries, perfectly notwithstanding the fact that that disc contiunes to stay in heavy rotation in my house two full years after its release. This tune — an epic, electrifying ode to tripping the light fantastic — is sparse lyrically, but the peerless Caleb Followill’s dynamic (and, in its own odd way, quite delicate) vocal performance is just extraordinary to behold.


The work schedule was beyond crazy this weekend, which is why I had to flake on yesterday’s honey from the hive (although I did manage to scribble it out on a miniature legal pad, and I am mere moments from typing it up and plugging it into today’s slot). But if you missed any of the remainder of last week’s tunes, below is a quick recap. (Incidentally, I’ve an update to Thursday’s 90210 discussion: Sherry Ann sent me a couple of great snapshots of the scrapbook yesterday, and I’ll be posting those later this week, as soon as I can get them from my phone to my computer.)

MONDAY: Dave Matthews — “Gravedigger” (from Some Devil) — Gravedigger

TUESDAY: Pat Benatar — “All Fired Up” (from Best Shots) — All

WEDNESDAY: Tanya Tucker — “Down to My Last Teardrop”
(from 20 Greatest Hits) — Down

THURSDAY: Chris Isaak — “Wicked Game”
(from Heart Shaped World) — Wicked

FRIDAY: Tori Amos — “I Don’t Like Mondays”
(from Strange Little Girls) — I

SATURDAY: Annie Lennox — “A Whiter Shade of Pale”
(from Medusa) — A