Saturday, 29 May 2021

A Handful More Albums to Listen to in 2021

I know, I have basically been an absentee blogger for some time now, but that doesn't mean that I don't THINK about blogging from time-to-time. This one has occupied my thoughts for a good few weeks even. So, here we are again, Constant Reader...

The Beaches, 'Future Lovers' ... fun, overtly Canadian, scathingly honest, very millenial

The Black Keys, 'Delta Kream' ... this band has never sounded so good, ever

Godspeed You! Black Emperor, 'G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END' ... okay, just writing that all down may have taken some work, and so will getting all the way through this album, but there is a lot to like

Jon Hopkins, 'Piano Versions' ... exceptionally delicate and beautiful

London Grammar, 'Californian Soil' ... a band that has never been able to make a solid album, cover-to-cover, until now

Lord Huron, 'Long Lost' ... a little bit country and a lot of dated references, but the lovesick and forlorn will still find a whole lot to love, and "Mine Forever" is already a contender for song of the year

Other albums that I have listened to lately...

  • St Vincent, 'Daddy's Home'
  • Sorry, 'Twixtustwain' EP
  • Sculpture Club, 'Worth'
  • Nils Frahm, 'Graz'
  • Mogwai, 'As the Love Continues'

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Five Albums to Listen to in 2021 (so far)

 Typhoon, 'Sympathetic Magic'

Goat Girl, 'On All Fours'

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, 'Shyga! The Sunlight Mound'

Julien Baker, 'Little Oblivions'

A Winged Victory for the Sullen, 'Invisible Cities'


Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Best Albums of 2020

2020, as my esteemed and articulate sister has pointed out, has spent much of its time in the form of a monstrous dumpster fire. But, we have not been, blessedly, without some great music. Remember the collaboration between the Dessner brothers and Michael Stipe? That maybe my favourite single moment from the whole year in music...

Here are my thoughts on my favourite albums, as well as a few outstanding new bands and a handful of some other thoughts:

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Post #501

 "and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make" (The Beatles)

This is the end. No need to draw this out any longer than is needed, Constant Reader. I may yet post my "best songs" and "best albums" lists for this dumpster fire of a year and then let this experiment come to its only natural conclusion. So much has changed since post #1 and to avoid the inevitable melancholy, I will leave it at that. Thanks for reading. Peace,