Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Whatchya Been Listening To Lately?

Coco Rosie
Noah's Ark
Girly friends of Antony & The Johnsons. Gobsmackingly different. Tastes good but.

The Best Of Billie Holiday
In the two months I've had it, my Ipod tells me at 17 plays, Solitude has been the most played song of the 7773 songs on the thing.

The Rolling Stones
Their Satanic Majesties Request
You probably bought a copy when you first saw it at a market because of its cool psychedelic cover. Now give it a big listen. Genius.

The Elected
Sun, Sun, Sun
Rilo Kiley guitarist, Blake Sennet's other band. Almost exactly like listening to Rilo Kiley but this time with a bloke lead singer. Pretty and witty songs throughout.

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
Lightning's Girl
We all know and love These Boots Are Made For Walking but it's the dark songs in this Aussie only compilation like Sand, Some Velvet Morning and Sundown Sundown which make this stunning listening. Lee Hazelwood designed his own website. Ahem.

Bonnie Prince Billy
Master & Everyone
Can't get enough of him.

Lift To Experience
The Texas Jerusalem Crossroads
Almighty double album nobody bought when it came out a few years ago. A true concept album by sons of hard nosed Texas preachers. Singer, Josh Pearson disappeared for years after the recording and has only surfaced in the last few months playing some ridiculously bombastic solo shows supporting The Dirty Three in London. A Meredith visit perhaps?

Nick Murphy
Breaking The Light
He may be a mate but heck this is a beautiful album. You know him as the tall and shiny bloke in The Anyones. Make sure you catch the record launch next weekend.

My Bloody Valentine
Still fresh and stirring me old heart after so many years. If I had a band right now this is what I'd hope it would sound like.

The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead
As close to perfection a record can ever hope to get. Recorded 20 years ago! Johnny Marr's piece in The Independent is well worth a printout.

The Shape Of Punk To Come
The hardcore antidote to the nancy stuff I usually listen to. One of the greatest punk albums ever recorded.

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