26 April 2007

The Bad Plus - Prog Preview

The new Bad Plus album, Prog, comes out in a couple of weeks, May 8 to be exact. It is sure to be one of my favorite albums of the year, otherwise it will be a disappointment. Yes, they have raised the bar that high. One thing that sticks out about the tracklist for this one is the 4 covers. After debuting with 3 covers on These are the Vistas, they pared it down to two on Give, and had just one on Suspicious Activity. While their covers are generally very entertaining, the real meat of their music comes in the originals. There are plenty of original pieces they have been playing live that don't show up here, maybe they'll be released as exclusive tracks later on, or maybe we'll get treated to even more covers as they've done in the past. Anyway, here is a preview of the album featuring live versions of all the tracks except "This Guy's In Love with You" (if anyone can send it to me that would be great!)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Physical Cities
Life on Mars
Thriftstore Jewelry
Tom Sawyer
This Guy's in Love with You
The World is the Same
1980 World Champion
Download all at once

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