Ice cool

On the weekend, this blogger bought the 2011 album entitled My Head is an Animal by Of Monsters and Men. For those living under a rock (or indeed an iceberg), Of Monsters and Men are an Icelandic folk/rock ensemble with two catchy singles in the weekly Radio Airplay Chart. That top 40 playlist sadly also contains Mumford & Sons, Taylor Swift, Pink and Guy Sebastian. Oh well…

Of Monsters and Men © 2012 Dave Lichterman

Of Monsters and Men have crafted an usual record which features the singles Little Talks, Mountain Sound & Dirty Paws. Little Talks was a staple on Australian commercial radio in the latter half of 2012 and was voted runner up in the Hottest 100 on public radio network Triple J.

Hottest 100 Masks for Australia Day © 2009 moggs oceanlane

As the 2011 English language album has not been played yet, it is up to those (often self-righteous) music critics to pick the winners. Critics applaud these cuts from the album:
Six Weeks
Love Love Love
King and Lionheart

A friend living in the cold, yet visually spectacular Reykjavík has been raving about fellow ‘Icers’ Sigur Rós for many years. Reykjavík is the most distant capital city north – of anywhere! Before the GFC, the city was a favoured haven for uber cool, wealthy or travel savvy Generation Y and Generation X North Americans. Now it’s time for Of Monsters and Men to shine globally for Reykjavík.

2 Responses to Ice cool

  1. As long as you don’t spoil it with Bjork. And I’ll take Iceland’s weather over SE QLD’s any day.

    Notably, “Little Talks” was played on Enzed radio at least as early as October (when it was heard on More FM Auckland via El Troppo).

    • fmdxing says:

      Bjork’s vocal technique wasn’t my cup of tea in the nineties. Fortunately the album is more Arcade Fire indie than Bjork/Sugarcubes uniqueness.

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