1981 was amazing... →
Some kind soul has put together 9 themed compilations from the 1981 underground. ‘Feet’, ‘Convertible’, ‘Brain’, ‘Amplifier’, ‘Heart’, ‘Cassette’, ‘Computer’, ‘Fire’, ‘Ice’. It’s great, check it out.
2009 A Progress Report: 3
3. Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls (In The Red) OK maybe not strictly 2009, but it got a lot of attention this year. Simple, poppy, short, lo-fi. All good attributes. Their live instrument swap routine is funny. Interested to see what the next LP will sound like.
2009 A Progress Report: 2
Mini review 2. Telepathe - Dance Mother (V2/ Co-operative Music) One that I wish we’d released - an amazing album, up there with the best of recent years. Modern unorthodox audacious pop. A beautiful descendant of ‘Silent Shout’. Crystalline - is that a good word? Hmmm. Whatever, this is ace and you should get it.
2009 A Progress Report: 1.
This is the first in a series of short posts about albums I’ve been enjoying this year and why. 1. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (Drag City) My favourite Bill Callahan since ‘The Doctor Came At Dawn’. He seems to have got it right this time. Amazing strings and brass. The right amount of ‘Fi’. Great words - “Eid ma clack shaw/Zupoven...
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