I never got into Mark Ronson’s last guest-filled album, Version, so I really wasn’t expecting much from this effort (especially after Dave Sitek’s mostlyÂ disappointingÂ Maximum Balloon project). The fact is, this is hands down one of the year’s best albums, front-to-back. Ronson blends all kinds of eclectic production with a string of amazing vocalists that all bring their A-game. It’s really not even worth getting into the details of this magic, you just have to dive in! Each song is catchy, danceable, fun, and special in it’s own way. Even the instrumental “filler” track “Circuit Breaker” is so damn solid that I would be writing about it on it’s own. Instead it’s surrounded by such standout indie anthems as “The Bike Song” (above) and “Introducing The Business” or stormy hip shakers like “Somebody To Love Me” (below) or “Glass Mountain Trust (featuring D’Angelo).” It’s pretty damn great to hear my main man Wyatt (from Miike Snow) on a few tracks here. He kills it, as usual.
As if orchestrating such a fantastic record wasn’t enough, Ronson has dropped 3 standout videos to go along with them. Start with album opener “Bang Bang’s” retro/future lazer-filled talk show performance and then follow that “story” into “The Bike Song”‘s endlessly sexy romp on wheels. And then there is the “found-footage” compiled clip for Boy George’s “Somebody To Love.” Wow. Well done, Ronson. Well done.
Hit those videos after the jump!
One of my favorite videos of the year so far for sheer feel good energy mixed with infectious swagger. And who is this Kyle Falconer guy? I love him!
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2010/11/Mark-Ronson-Record-Collection.jpeg600600Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2010-11-04 03:34:482011-04-10 20:43:38[LP] MARK RONSON & THE BUSINESS INTL have managed to RECORD a damn superb COLLECTION of jams here!