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The Black Keys - Turn incompressible

by Leandro Lucarella on 2014- 05- 06 19:33 (updated on 2014- 05- 06 19:33)
tagged 2014, album, black keys, compression, en, jpg, music, png, the black keys, turn blue - with 0 comment(s)

Maybe you heard about the new album from The Black Keys. Maybe you didn't. In any case, I don't want to talk about the album (which is good BTW), I want to talk about the album cover:

The Black Keys - Turn Blue album cover

See how bad it looks? Now click on the image and see how good it looks (in terms of quality, the album cover is pretty ugly anyway :P). The thing is, this stupid pattern is very hard to compress, so even using a JPG quality of 90%, you get a quite big file size and a pretty crappy image quality (126KB for a 500x500 image is quite a lot, 294KB for PNG using compression 9). If you look at the big image, even the colors are different, so the image makes resizing algorithms also go nuts, the image looks darker (or is this just an ilusion because of the changed relationship between both colors?).

Try it yourself, download the image, resize it, save it with different formats and qualities.

Coincidence? I guess not.

Babasónicos - Dopádromo

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 06- 12 23:02 (updated on 2011- 06- 12 23:02)
tagged album, babasónicos, dopádromo, en, grooveshark, music - with 2 comment(s)

I was just listening to Dopádromo from Babasónicos and thinking: what a good album!

Let England Shake

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 03- 26 20:28 (updated on 2011- 03- 26 20:28)
tagged 2011, album, en, let england shake, music, pj harvey, video, yt - with 0 comment(s)

I just want to say: WHAT AN AMAZING ALBUM

It's been a while since I listened to an album that made me want to say that, and Let England Shake by Pj Harvey did it (and I'm exactly a PJ Harvey fan). Both music and lyrics are excellent.

Also, there are videos available for almost all the songs in the album, and they are all beautiful. Here is the video for The Colour Of The Earth HD. Watch it!

The King Of The Limbs

by Leandro Lucarella on 2011- 02- 18 16:46 (updated on 2011- 02- 18 16:46)
tagged album, es, music, radiohead, the king of the limbs, video, youtube - with 0 comment(s)

¡Santas cachuchas, Batman, ya salió el nuevo disco de cabeza de radio!

Ya hay video y todo:

No tenía la faceta bailarina de Thom, y me hace recordar lejanamente a Street Spirit.

Ya está leekeado (así que si lo buscan lo van a encontrar), pero la versión electrónica en formato MP3 (320kbps) sale sólo 9 dolarucos, así que bien se puede donar a los muchachos por tantos momentos de buena música.

Together

by Leandro Lucarella on 2010- 06- 13 15:54 (updated on 2010- 06- 13 15:54)
tagged 2010, album, en, music, the new pornographers, together - with 0 comment(s)

Together album cover

Solid new Album from The New Pornographers: Together. I will not say much more, if you now them, this new album won't disappoint you. If you don't know them, give them a try.

Probably my favourites are the catchy whistling of Crash Years, and the ballady My Shepherd.

Grey Oceans

by Leandro Lucarella on 2010- 05- 24 16:15 (updated on 2010- 05- 24 16:15)
tagged album, cocorosie, en, freak folk, grey oceans, lemonade, music, video, youtube - with 0 comment(s)

The CocoRosie sisters are back with a new album, Grey Oceans. After seeing their new video, I guess nobody would wonder why their music is labeled as freak folk.

Weird stuff! =P

It's been some time since I was surprised by a video. It reminds me of videos like Closer, almost any video from Tool, Teardrop, Black Hole Sun and the later Peacebone. One wonders where these people get their imagination (besides hard drugs, of course).