The Battles' album "La Di Da Di" is one of the greatest things I have ever heard in my entire life. If you like weird, funky stuff I'd definitely recommend it.
otaku_emmy said:
The Battles' album "La Di Da Di" is one of the greatest things I have ever heard in my entire life. If you like weird, funky stuff I'd definitely recommend it.
Definitely off the "beaten track" Equally interesting is that the band is composed of clean cut, normally dressed, middle aged men in decent physical shape.
I once read a funny comment that likened them to a dads' garage band that's actually better than what the passerby would guess upon seeing them. XD

And "The Yabba" is definitely my favorite song off the album.
RIP Dmitri Hvorostovsky - passed away yesterday from a brain tumor, only 56. ;( One of the most amazing baritones ever.

In the link above, he sings Где-То Далеко (Somewhere far away - One of the theme songs of семнадцать мгновений весны - 17 moments of spring - the link opens with a piano solo of <somewhere far away> at ~55 seconds in.)