Shag Haired Villains – There Is A Noise

You know that painful search for new music everyone goes through? You’re tired of your current Playlist or constantly dropping back into an old album again and you need something fresh. This happens to me ALL.THE.TIME. I love an album for a month or two and then I don’t find anything new within it, and it just becomes another album on my MP3 or in … Continue reading Shag Haired Villains – There Is A Noise

Foals – Total Life Forever

‘Total Life Forever’ is English band Foals second album released in 2010. The band said that the album’s sound can be described as “the dream of an eagle dying“. Oook then, no drugs involved here. Four singles were released from the record and it did pretty well where ever it was released. Their debut ‘Antidotes‘ had also done well two years before and I still … Continue reading Foals – Total Life Forever

The Smashing Pumpkins – Gish

You’ve gotta love The Smashing Pumpkins. A band that gave a generation of pissed off teens in America something to mosh to in the 90’s. I know several other groups came along or were present at the time, especially punk bands, but The Smashing Pumpkins were fucking loud. ‘Gish’ is their debut record, released in 1991. During the recording, Corgan was so obsessed about the … Continue reading The Smashing Pumpkins – Gish

White Stripes – Elephant

‘Elephant’, released in 2003 by The White Stripes is in the Top 10 best records of the last 15 years. No doubt. Their previous album ‘White Blood Cells‘ had brought them mainstream success on a smaller scale and set them up for bigger things. They delivered with ‘Elephant‘, and album with which they used 60’s recording equipment and no computers. They also recorded in a ‘non … Continue reading White Stripes – Elephant

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens eight studio album ‘Carrie & Lowell’ was released in 2015 and met with acclaim from pretty much everyone. I got into his work whilst in college, starting with the massive and brilliant album ‘Illinois‘ and then ‘Seven Swans‘. I kind of came across him because of his work with The National too, but either way, I’m glad I did. In the past, Stevens … Continue reading Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

Tom Waits – The Early Years Vol. 1

Tom Waits released ‘The Early Years Vol. 1’ in 1991 and ‘Vol. 2′ in 1993. The recordings of both albums were made in 1971, before Waits had released his debut album ‘Closing Time’ in 1973. Some of the tracks on these two albums did actually make it onto albums, but these early versions carry with them their own soul despite being rearranged for the future … Continue reading Tom Waits – The Early Years Vol. 1

Josh Ritter – The Beast In It’s Tracks

Josh Ritter’s seventh album ‘The Beast In It’s Tracks‘ was released in 2013. Anyone who listens to Josh Ritter knows what a fantastic storyteller he is. He has also written quite a lot of songs abut America but doesn’t do the personal thing too much. With ‘The Beast In It’s Tracks’ he finally goes personal. It’s pretty much all about his separation from his wife a … Continue reading Josh Ritter – The Beast In It’s Tracks