I heard this on the radio today and it’s marvellous. I honestly though it was an old school eighties post-disco electro track at first, but a bit of generic phasing and the use of the word “hashtag” in the lyrics gave it away as new. It’s by Bruno Mars, it’s called 24K Magic, and I can’t wait for the album.
Further to Lodestone of Wrongness’ thread on the Quietus’ Top 100 albums of the first half of 2016, I invite you to pick an album from this list and provide your fellow AWers with a review. It can be as short as a few lines or be a more in-depth critical analysis over several paragraphs – it’s entirely down to how much or little the music moves you, I suppose, or how much time/arsedness you can spare. You could even present it as a series of bullets points – the style you choose doesn’t matter. All I ask is that we refrain from sarcastic one-word reviews like “crap” or something, however strong the temptation.
The first step should be to post here which album (number, artist and title) you intend to listen to so that we don’t get too much overlap, although I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a couple of different perspectives on the same record. I suspect those available on streaming services will be the easiest, risk-free option.
Next, either post your review in this thread or do it as a Nights In if that’s what you feel like. There’s no time limit, so take as long » Continue Reading.
Wire have a new mini-LP coming soon with the intriguing title: Nocturnal Koreans. Here is a taster track and very good it is too. Wire are getting close to their 40th anniversary, they have largely avoided becoming a punk nostalgia act which would have been lucrative for them – instead they make music they like, put it out and play it live (and indeed if you see them live most of the set will be new or relatively new stuff) –
When is old, old?
So Pet Shop Boys new single is a nostalgic look at the 1990s. In my mind, the 1990s doesn’t feel like a particularly long time ago – in fact it feels like yesterday.
My friend Jim Maving is the guitarist in Case Hardin. Now, Americana very much isn’t my thing most of the time, but there’s a fun swagger and boogie to Case Hardin, and in any case, even if I didn’t like them, I’d big them up for Jim, because he’s an absolute diamond. But I do – I really like them, and not only is Jim literally the best guitar player I’ve ever known in real life, Pete Gow has a really good way with a lyric.
They’ve got a new record coming out. This is the new single from it. I like it a lot.
Blow your mates’ trumpet here! Be it music, art, writing – let’s do our friends a solid and help break the back of that Sisyphean struggle to get noticed in this oversaturated world.
Prince and 3rdEyeGirl return with a protest song about the situation in Baltimore. Paisley Park era strings, socially conscious lyrics. I like it.
I heard this on 6Music yesterday. It’s rather good. I’m not aware of much else that they’ve done. Any recommendations?
Calexico’s new album out Monday, it’s a grower I think, not as immediate as Algiers. First and last tracks are my faves.