Sunday, September 11, 2011

New records- September 2011

OK, this should really read 'recent arrivals'. It has been sometime since I posted new LP's, so I will select only a few things and even then this posting will be overflowing with music!

Eilen Jewell - 'Queen of the Minor Key'

What a brilliant record. Americana/alt-country, with some rockin' moments. My mate Jody put me on the straight and narrow when she introduced me to Eilen a year or so back.  This is music!

Off the LP, here is a track called 'warning sign'. Unfortunately the clip is a bit crap, but try and ignore that as you enjoy the sounds of Eilen and Co. I dare your hips not to groove!

Eilen Jewell - Warning Signs

Yo La Tengo- 'And then nothing turned itself inside-out'.

Originally released in 2000, this LP has been re-released on vinyl Yay!!! It is such a lovely album from start to end. If you happen upon it, buy it and give it a few listens. Well worth it! The fact that I keep coming back to it over the years speaks volumes to me! My mate Dean introduced me to this LP. Bless friends with good taste in music! Sit back, close your eyes and listen to this-

Yo La Tengo- 'our way to fall'

The Radio Dept. - 'Passive Aggressive: singles 2002-2010'

This Swedish group have had a few line up changes and came to my attention via the soundtrack to Sophia Coppola's film 'Marie Antoinette', which had three of their songs on it! I think they are one of those bands whom you may prefer only a certain period or record as their sound has changed a little with the line up changes.

The radio dept.- 'Pulling our weight''

Recently someone made me a mix Cd! How very cool and it is full of good tunes! One song in particular that I now love playing loud in the car is this one by Metronomy. It is off their LP from this year called 'The English Riviera'.

Metronomy- 'The look'

Adele - '19'

While everyone is enjoying her newer Lp '21" (which I am as well). I am finally catching up on her earlier Lp '19'. Adele is amazing. I saw her on the Graham Norton show and she was hilarious and so down to earth.
I have been known to play 'Tired' loudly in my car whilst pretending that I am singing it to some good-for-nothing-loser-I-have-wasted-my-time-on, as you do.

Adele- 'Tired'

Whew.... now, lastly (I did tell you it was overflowing with musical quality!).

Antony and the Johnsons- 'I am a bird now'

This Lp was released back in 2005 and is one of those beautiful and haunting albums. I saw it on vinyl recently and snapped it up. I won't ramble on about it, but if you have the chance, give the Lp a few listens, It may bring out the maudlin in you, but don't let that put you off!

Antony and the Johnsons- 'Hope there's someone' (live on Jools Holland 2005)

I think that is it for now (at least), I won't bore you with the numerous Randy Newman Lp's I have found second hand online (well not today anyway!).

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