Thursday, April 15, 2010

Kaki Is King...No, Really


When I say "Kaki Is King" it sounds cheesy as hell. But what I mean by that is she's mastered her craft. In fact, she's mastered a few. The one time professional drummer has since mastered her now signature finger-picking technique, lap steel and from what I hear on 'Junior' has truly taken control of her vocal ability. A King shows no fear and clearly neither did Kaki during production of this record. There's the pop goodness of "Spit It Back In My Mouth" and "My Communist Friends" and "Death Head", my personal favorite, brings to mind the complicated yet rhythmic riffing of Carrie Brownstein (and you KNOW how I feel about HER). Then there's the genius pop/rock blend of "Falling Day", the first single, in which many parts are repetitive and catchy and worthy of a sing-along, it's a hit (and she didn't even use autotune)! Only a fearless leader of a composer would dare put these songs on the same record as the heart wrenching "My Nerves That Committed Suicide" and the haunting "Hallucinations From My Poisonous German Streets".

The only King worth serving is one who is brave enough to bare their scars such as Kaki does on "Sunnyside", a weeping yet angry tale of heartache and abandonment. Don't ever put this record on 'shuffle', it cheapens the experience. This is a novel meant to be read in order of chapter or it won't feel right at all.

I repeat, Kaki Is King!

"Falling Day" day live! Footage from "CrazyBen1969, my "go to" channel for live Kaki footage during her European tour!


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7 comments:

sillybanginknee said...

I didn't really enjoy this record but I enjoyed your review. It makes me want to give it a go again. You are good with your words, lady.

leehoosierforlife said...

Awesome review of the latest from an enormously talented artist! Makes me wish Kaki herself would read it!

E said...

nice review. thanks for this.

na92 said...

loved your review! you should write a novel or something. btw.. this record is not how i expected it to be, but it's fuckin genius. and i must say that before it came out i mostly liked her instrumental stuff. so basically if 'I' love junior..means that it actually IS amazing.

NylaWoodcock0502 said...

haha~ funny! thank you for your share~ ........................................

昱宏 said...

nice to know you ~........................................

惠婷 said...

More haste, less speed.........................................