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'