25 January, 2006

Tom Vek: What the Heck?


Don't you just love how the music press feel the need to tell you exactly who a new artist sounds like?

Everything I've read about Tom Vek seems to include the line 'The British Beck?' or 'Tom Vek: The new Beck?'

If I was Tom Vek I would personally feel a bit pissed off. Don't get me wrong, Beck is a superb artist in my opinion; but Tom Vek's 'We Have Sound' is a fantastic CD and should be able to be just what it is, without being constantly compared to someone else's music.

Anyway... whatever the comparisons, I am playing it on constant repeat. Best track: Nothing But Green Lights.

11 comments:

missy said...

Thanks for the link to Tom Vek.. enjoyed it!

angel, jr. said...

I think critics who have to compare one artist to another, just have nothing better to write--so they just find the easy way out and make comparisons.

The Phoenix said...

It's to give people an idea of what their music is like, I guess. It is a little annoying, I agree.

So who's the next Madonna?

scribe said...

ziggy, i love your blog. it's like nick meets anhoni in a middle-eastern bazarr where the freestyling sessions go on all night!!! LOL

How's that for far-reaching music journalism?

The Dangerous Man said...

On your word I will 'obtain' that track and judge for myself.
What interesting ways you like to endulge.

ziggystardust73 said...

NM... glad you liked it.

Angel, it is pretty piss weak journalism, isn't it?

Phoenix... I guess so. And if you *really* want an answer to who the next Madonna is... I'd have to say the absolute idiot Gwen Stefani is going to be marketed pretty well in that direction.

Scribe, how did I know you would manage to come up with such a perfect description of my blog?

DM... let me know what you think of Mr Vek. (not Mr Beck).

DaBich said...

GAWd, I cannot STAND Gwen Stefani! YUCK!

Bluez628 said...

I dont think he sounds anything like Beck.

Jonathan said...

It's just unfortunate that Vek rhymes with Beck, and there are plenty of less obvious people he could be compared to.

ziggystardust73 said...

Yes, I'm sure the rhyming names had a lot to do with it, Jonathan... but still, pretty uninspired, don't you think?

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