Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Soul Coughing - Ruby Vroom

Artist: Soul Coughing
Album: Ruby Vroom
Year: 1994
Length: 61 minutes, 27 seconds
Genre: Alternative
Why I picked it up: Heard True Dreams of Wichita on a playlist I downloaded
Favourite tracks: True Dreams of Wichita, Screenwriter's Blues
What I want to try next: This is enough, thanks.
Random lyric: Will you shoot the blue earth down?/In the space station/polishing the ray gun/You say correlation is not causation
Purchase: Amazon | iTunes | Check your local music store!

This is probably one of the most unique albums I own. It's definitely not for everyone. I bought the CD based on the one song I knew and a few short samples I heard online. It turned out to be different from what I expected but not necessarily in a bad way.

I'm listening to the album as I write this, trying to pick out my favourite songs, but I'm barely paying attention to the music. It sort of drifts over me. It's all very chill and smooth to me, even though the word 'smooth' isn't accurate at all. (I should probably admit, this is the closest thing I own to jazz.) It's hard to describe this music. The lead singer describe the style as 'deep slacker jazz' and I think I could agree with that.

If I want to listen to music and pay attention to it, I wouldn't do it with Ruby Vroom. I think it would drive me crazy and annoy me pretty fast. But if I'm looking for something to just play while I lounge around my room and do nothing, I would play this. ...Is that a weird opinion? Oh well :) I think this might be one of those albums that have to grow on you. I was upset that I bought at first but now, I like it. 

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