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post #196 of 297

 

Smith Westerns - Soft Will

 

A very British sounding band from Chicago. Post-Brit pop or something like that. Very melodic, packed with catchy tunes and plenty of details, reference and production wise, submerged throughout the whole album. Every time I have listened to this album the past week I discover a layer that I hadn't noticed before. 

 

I think that it so far belongs in my top eight, 2013 album releases. 


Edited by Jupiterknight - 6/25/13 at 8:48pm
post #197 of 297

 

 

Digging the new Kanye, quite a bit. Not that I didn't expect to; he is, by some distance, my favorite 'true' pop/rock star.

post #198 of 297

These New Puritans - Field of Reeds

 

 

 

A few days ago I have started listening to this album. I think that so far it stands out for me. I have a very limited scope of music which I can listen. I ignore whole genres like rap, metal, country.

 

This album is kind of avant garde but it's not self-indulgent. I mean it doesn't sound pompous and it's not boring. I find it easy to listen.

 

 

One of my favorite singles so far belongs to a Mongolian band The Lemons. They are releasing new album this year which I'm anticipating.

 


Edited by mutabor - 6/27/13 at 1:38am
post #199 of 297
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Digging the new Kanye, quite a bit. Not that I didn't expect to; he is, by some distance, my favorite 'true' pop/rock star.

Best album he's made, IMO.
post #200 of 297

Night Beds - Country Sleep

 

If you're into Fleet Foxes kind of stuff I think you will like this one. Good!

post #201 of 297
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Smith Westerns - 'Soft Will'

 

Smith Westerns - Soft Will

 

Just released yesterday. The third album by a very British sounding band from Chicago, USA.  Post-Brit pop/rock or something like that. Very melodic, packed with catchy tunes and plenty of details, reference and production wise, submerged throughout the whole album. Every time I have listened to this album the past week I discover a layer that I hadn't noticed before. 

 

I think that it so far belongs in my top eight and a half, 2013 album releases. 

I've listened to this 3-4 times now and it's growing on me.  It reminds me of "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" by "The Phoenix".  The first 7 songs are top notch.  Songs 8-9 are a slight lull and than "Varsity" is a fantastic closer.  I liked Smith Western's last release "Die It Blond" but I think this one may be better.  They come up with some fantastic melodies.  Pretty amazing for being such a young band.  

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I've listened to this 3-4 times now and it's growing on me.  It reminds me of "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" by "The Phoenix".  The first 7 songs are top notch.  Songs 8-9 are a slight lull and than "Varsity" is a fantastic closer.  I liked Smith Western's last release "Die It Blond" but I think this one may be better.  They come up with some fantastic melodies.  Pretty amazing for being such a young band.  

 

I'm glad to hear that it is growing on you. I think it is a brilliant album within this particular genre. A very Beatlesque sound on some songs and they are very talented young songwriters, although I don't actually know how old they are. 

post #203 of 297
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... A very Beatlesque sound on some songs ...

 

You got that one right.  I'm amazed at how many bands are still influenced by The Beatle's music.

post #204 of 297
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You got that one right.  I'm amazed at how many bands are still influenced by The Beatle's music.

 

Maybe because part of a generation of kids grew up listening to their parents record collection and along the way some of them actually learned a thing or two :-) 

post #205 of 297
Artist: Brothers in Law
Album: Hard Times for Dreamers
Label: We Were Never Being Boring
In 5 Words or Less: Swirling, dreamy guitar pop
 
post #206 of 297

 

Bombino - Nomad

 

I will honestly admit that I haven't really listened to world music for a very long time, but this album have the past few months very slowly crawled under my skin. There is something mesmerizing and haunting about this album and particular Omara Moctar's Fender guitar sound that kept me going back to this album.  Produced by Dan Auerbach from Black Keys.

 

A Cosmic/global country blues sound with lyrics that I absolutely do not understand a single word of, but on a few occasion he very much sounds like Marc Bolan (T.Rex). 

 

Certainly not album I would recommend to everyone, unless they are willing to put some time into it and keeping an open mind, included musical references across borders...

post #207 of 297

 

Wow. Seismic ambient dub that exists somewhere between a lurching, shambling horror flick soundtrack and the midnight soundscapes of Burial and Andy Stott. Occasionally scary, occasionally sad, and consistently hypnotizing.

post #208 of 297
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Billy Bragg - Tooth & Nail (2013)

 

I've really just started listening to this one. I was intrigued when I noticed it was produced by Joe Henry who is one of my favorite artists. He has also become one of the most in-demand producers. I'm not surprised to find that the sound quality is very good.

 

Rather than provide my own description, I'll just post this review from allmusic.com:

 

"January Song," the bluesy leadoff track from veteran English folkie Billy Bragg's first solo outing since 2008's Mr. Love and Justice, begins with the lyric "I'm so tightly wound in tension" and ends with "This is how the world ends," signaling a shift from the stalwart political activism of previous outings to a more internalized dialogue that suggests a subtle re-positioning of the magnifying glass. Bragg has always tempered his political leanings with matters of the heart, and the weepy "Chasing Rainbows" and sad and soulful "Your Name on My Tongue" rank as two of his more intimate offerings, suggesting a recent emotional upheaval that needed a basement in Pasadena, California to find catharsis. Bragg and producer Joe Henry, owner of the aforementioned basement where Tooth & Nail was recorded, make for a solid team, allowing their shared love of rural Americana to run wild and each song enough elbow room to get comfy by sticking to a pantry of few seasonings, which makes the occasional Greg Leisz-supplied Dobro, mandolin, and pedal steel, and the Patrick Warren-provided autoharp and pump organ, feel less like window dressing and more like a crucial component. That's not to say that Tooth & Nail arrives sans boxing gloves, as evidenced by the inclusion of signature Bragg rallying anthems like "Tomorrow's Going to Be a Better Day" and the album's most engaging cut, the rough and tumble "No One Knows Nothing Anymore," but it says something when even the requisite Woody Guthrie number, an appropriately wistful reading of "I Ain't Got No Home," while still steeped in dustbowl civics, eschews straight up politics for weary soul searching.

post #209 of 297

Always loved "Talking With The Taxman", "Brewing With Billy Bragg" and the Wilco stuff, so I will most certainly check out this album !

 

Please check out the latest Thea Gilmore album and a few or all of her previous fourteen albums, she is very much inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits and the Replacements...

post #210 of 297

Had a chance to hear my selection, Stick Men's "DEEP" played in concert last night.  The studio version is awesome, live is EPIC!  Man can these guys (Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, and Markus Reuter) play.  They are on a short US tour now.  See them in Chicago (7/31), Detroit (8/1), Niagara Falls (8/2), or Roscoe, NY (8/3) if you want to expereince an evening of challenging, thrilling music played by virtuosos.

 

Croc

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