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Best Albums 2020

Here are the overall top 20 for 2020. Just doing one overall list this year. Multiple suprises that grew on me over the year after initial brush-offs, and several others that climbed my list slowly after repeated listening. 20. Anton Bruckner – Choir of King’s College – Stephen Cleobury – Acdemy of St. Martin in… Read More »

November music roundup

Oh Susanna – Sleepy Little Sailor (Deluxe Ed) Genre: Folk Rating: 8/10 Commentary: Re-issue of the 2001 album, with new acoustic tracks. Listen here           Anna von Hausswolff – All Thoughts Fly Genre: Transcendental/Organ Rating: 8/10 Commentary: Secular organ music dream states. Listen here           Blackevil –… Read More »

Fourth Trimester Pandemia

It is hard to care about much right now, including music. Here’s a few things that are helping out. Northern Crown – In a Pallid Shadow Genre: Doom Metal Rating: 6.5/10 Commentary: Doomful music, doomful times Listen here           Thad Cockrell – If in Case You Feel the Same Genre: Americana/Dad… Read More »

August Music!

Well I guess I missed July completely. Lot’s of music but not much time. Will just give some highlights, leaving out a lot. Rose City Band – Summerlong Genre: Grateful Dad Rock Rating: 7.5/10 Commentary: Best summer jam rock album Listen here           Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher Genre: Chamber Pop Rating:… Read More »

June Roundup! Music!

A bit late, but here it is. Listen to this music, and cancel your trip to Florida. Midwife – Forever Genre: Dream Pop Rating: 7.5/10 Commentary: It’s sad and slow, like we all feel Listen here           Chelsea Williams – Beautiful and Strange Genre: Traditional Country Rating: 7/10 Commentary: Potentially the… Read More »

Mostly angry May roundup

Here’s some music. Police and coronavirus are killing people. Not a great time. Vengeful Spectre – Vengeful Spectre Genre: Black Metal Rating: 8.5/10 Commentary: It’s like Rebel Wizard, but from China. And so good. Listen here           Lucinda Williams – Good Solus Better Angels Genre: American/ Rating: 5.5/10 Commentary: We love… Read More »

Nadia Reid – Out of My Province

Genre: Folk/Country Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 8/10 Commentary:This is my introduction to this artist. This is an album that leaves a slight impression and then grows on you with repeated listens. Anyway, I’m also a sucker for this chamber folk recording style, and a good reminder that much of the best Americana these… Read More »

Dave Simonett – Red Tail

Genre: Folk/Country Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 7/10 Commentary:This is a remarkably good solo album, introspective and thoughtful, ideal for self-quarantine, and far removed from the tedious bluegrass pablum of the singer’s efforts with Trampled by Turtles. More info: here. Listen: here.

Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud

Genre: Folk Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 6.5/10 Commentary:Stripped down and simple. This will not be everyone’s cup of tea, and it’s not as good as the reviews. More info: here. Listen: here.