This is the last of the year!
Itasca – Smooth
Commentary: Vaporous mood music
Víkingur Ólafsson- Back Reworks (Part 2)
Commentary: What is going on here? Does he have a microphone inside the sound box?
Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race
Genre: Death Metal
Commentary: Extraterrestrial origin myths?
Avatarium – The Fire I Long For
Genre: Doom Metal
Commentary: End of year crowd pleaser
Ags Connolly – Wrong Again
Genre: Austin honky-tonk
Commentary: Since The Mavericks can’t be bothered to do anything except record cover songs, this is the best we are going to get this year.
Chadwick Stokes & the Pintos – Untitled
Genre: Activist Jam Folk
Commentary: A much welcomed antidote to the shlock and pablum inflicted on us this year by The Avett Felice Mumford Brothers. Write songs about things that matter!!
Kati Debretzeni/English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner- Bach Violin Concertos
Commentary: It’s better than listening to Christmas music!
Omar Souleyman – Shlon
Commentary: Happy music for long dark days.