Sunday, November 25, 2007

X-Axis comments thread - 25 November 2007

This week, "Messiah Complex" continues in New X-Men; DC launches Batman and the Outsiders but chooses not to explain what the book is acutally about; and Dark Horse launches The Scream by Peter David and Bart Sears, but shhhh, it's a secret.

- And while I'm at it, here's some more or less random videos from YouTube and stuff that's shown up on the music channels lately. None of these is even approaching "new", but so what?

The New Pornographers, "The Laws Have Changed." Seems to be the result of a bet to see how many choruses they can fit into one song.

The Decembrists, "16 Military Wives." Not the subtlest video ever made, but I think it works.

Erasure's "Am I Right?" Not one of their better remembered singles, but I've always liked it.

Girls Aloud, "Biology." This is a strange mutant thing masquerading as a pop song. It's three unrelated pieces of music stuck together, it has no obvious verse-chorus-verse structure, and the (presumably intentional) clumsy choreography is mystifying. I can't make up my mind whether it's good or just a mistake.