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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2022, 05:25:10 pm »
Great tunes Sam.

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https://eikoishibashi.bandcamp.com/album/drive-my-car-original-soundtrack-with-bonus-tracks

First purchase of the year for me.

Eiko Ishibashi's soundtrack to Drive My Car - Lovely plaintive piano led instrumental stuff. Bit of Jim O'Rourke involvement too on pedal steel and vibes.



Liked this. See the LP is sold out already
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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2022, 12:14:02 pm »
First album of the year for me was The Weeknd's "Dawn FM". Disappointed, to say the least. Not a patch on Starboy or After Hours.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2022, 01:26:36 pm »
First album of the year for me was The Weeknd's "Dawn FM". Disappointed, to say the least. Not a patch on Starboy or After Hours.
Was just coming in here to say the same. Not a patch on After Hours, nothing that really stands out
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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2022, 02:34:04 pm »
First album of the year for me was The Weeknd's "Dawn FM". Disappointed, to say the least. Not a patch on Starboy or After Hours.

listened and found very average.

Also 80's review refs piss me off..more than one spund in the 80's...and why the fuck do groups/artists want to recreate Forty year old music?

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2022, 09:39:27 pm »
Sorry for the lack of embedding. I'm too old to understand these days.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2022, 10:32:47 pm »
So I'm a Finn, so you could easily generalize me as a metalhead, and you would be right  ;D

Recently found this band from India on youtube, and it got me thinking that there has to be many others around the world that just haven't got the global viewing that they would deserve.

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Would be interesting if you all could drop some underappreciated band/songs from your country that have not made it to the global domain.

I'll put some Turmion Kätilöt to get the ball running.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2022, 11:40:26 pm »
So I'm a Finn, so you could easily generalize me as a metalhead, and you would be right  ;D


1000's of unrecognised bands. Where to start? How has Circle's collaboration with Richard Dawson gone down in Finland?

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2022, 12:21:11 am »





1.Butterflies-EVE ADAM


Simple, haunting and a good start to the year. Top of the list so far.


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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2022, 10:52:14 am »


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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2022, 07:04:40 pm »
The new Orlando Weeks album is an entertaining listen, getting the year off to good start. Looking forward to new releases from Spiritualized and Sea Power in the coming weeks.
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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2022, 01:08:05 am »
2. Little Earl-The Delines


February Album Release-Sea Drift


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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2022, 06:20:01 pm »
The new Orlando Weeks album is an entertaining listen, getting the year off to good start.

I'm enjoying it very much. Strong Talk Talk vibes.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #52 on: January 18, 2022, 06:04:23 pm »
I really enjoyed the new Cat Power album. Love the production and her voice is beautiful. Some interesting song choices too.

Haven't listened to anything else from this year yet but really looking forward to the new Exek album out on Castle Face in a couple of weeks.

The new Yard Act album is out on Friday and they seem to be getting some insane hype. They / media / record company are really pushing it.
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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #53 on: January 18, 2022, 10:45:38 pm »
New Fickle Friends album is very decent. Really didn't like this band when they first came on to the scene, but I've done a 180 on them. Solid synth-pop group.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2022, 05:20:29 pm »
The new Orlando Weeks album is an entertaining listen, getting the year off to good start. Looking forward to new releases from Spiritualized and Sea Power in the coming weeks.
Yes. I really enjoyed my second listen to Hop Up today. I like the Mark Hollis from Talk Talk like vocals, especially in the second half of the album.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2022, 05:45:51 pm »
The new Yard Act album is out on Friday and they seem to be getting some insane hype. They / media / record company are really pushing it.

Listening to it right now. It’s great. If you like the singles, the album tracks are very much more of the same. I’ll need to give it a proper listen with headphones on to appreciate the lyrics though. Tall Poppies has instantly grabbed me as a standout track.

They’re supposed to be a bit good live too.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #56 on: January 21, 2022, 08:02:23 pm »
Listening to it right now. It’s great. If you like the singles, the album tracks are very much more of the same. I’ll need to give it a proper listen with headphones on to appreciate the lyrics though. Tall Poppies has instantly grabbed me as a standout track.

They’re supposed to be a bit good live too.



Not sure I get the hype. There are loads of bands doing what they do.

They are certainly doing the promo work to get a number one though.
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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2022, 12:02:09 am »

1000's of unrecognised bands. Where to start? How has Circle's collaboration with Richard Dawson gone down in Finland?

Hadn't heard of this before, gone pretty unnoticed as far as I can tell.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2022, 12:12:22 am »

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This sounds like something I could find myself listening.

Lots of the same punk rock vibes that Klamydia (yes, it translates as chlamydia, and yes they have said that what seemed fun at the time, was not the best name to choose for a band) translates, thank you.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #59 on: January 26, 2022, 04:46:13 pm »
The first album of 2022 that I've listened to that I've loved, and my first real recommendation for the year because she's a brilliant artist that deserves more exposure is "While Your Heart's Still Beating" by Kyla La Grange. She was an up-and-comer in the early 2010s who never properly took off, and she hasn't released an album since 2014, so this is a pleasantly surprising return.

Hard to figure out who to compare her to. It's a kind of indie dream pop vibe. I'd say possibly fans of the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen or Adrianne Lenker might enjoy this.
 

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2022, 09:06:06 am »
No, jazz. You fear jazz. You fear the lack of rules, the lack of boundaries. Oh look, it's a fence. But, no, it's soft.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #61 on: February 1, 2022, 09:18:49 am »
Will Jamie Webster get to number 1?

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #62 on: February 1, 2022, 06:44:58 pm »
Anyone listened to Nulifer Yanya?

She has released a few singles before her album comes out in March.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #63 on: February 1, 2022, 11:25:26 pm »
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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #64 on: February 2, 2022, 03:33:50 pm »
https://thequietus.com/articles/31041-yard-act-the-overload-review

Interesting article.

Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I can't disagree with any of it, it's all really well argued. And yet, I still enjoy Yard Act... They're nowhere near the same league as Sleaford Mods or Pulp, but they do have some properly funky hooks.

There is one line that might make me reappraise them though: "Bad bands can toxify the good by speeding up the process by which a genre becomes exhausted or defined by cliché."

This is an excellent point, and makes me think I need to be more selective for the sake of not tolerating mediocrity.

I also agree with what he says about Self Esteem.

His observations about BCNR have already dated badly though, seeing as Isaac announced the other day that he's left the band.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #65 on: February 4, 2022, 12:46:12 pm »
3. El Mirador-Calexico
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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #66 on: February 4, 2022, 12:47:15 pm »
On first listen, the Black Country, New Road album is epic and will get better after repeat listenings I am sure.
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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #67 on: February 4, 2022, 05:16:59 pm »
On first listen, the Black Country, New Road album is epic and will get better after repeat listenings I am sure.

Isn't it a bit of a departure from their debut?

The lead singer quit this week too.
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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #68 on: February 4, 2022, 05:25:55 pm »
Isn't it a bit of a departure from their debut?

The lead singer quit this week too.

Listened to the album now and was just about to write that it sounds alright but that the singer sounds like Stephin Merritt but is actually not able to sing. Like, there's nothing there, just wisping.
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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #69 on: February 4, 2022, 06:23:03 pm »
Listened to the album now and was just about to write that it sounds alright but that the singer sounds like Stephin Merritt but is actually not able to sing. Like, there's nothing there, just wisping.

Wasn't quite sure what to make of it. Glowing reviews always make me weary but it sounded quite polished and very epic.

I listened to the new Animal Collective record earlier and it sounded great.

The best record I have heard so far this year is the debut album by deathcrash called Return. Great review here: https://www.loudandquiet.com/reviews/deathcrash-return/
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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #70 on: February 5, 2022, 03:16:40 pm »
I do like the new BCNR album very much on first listen. Basketball Shoes is a proper album closer.

Squid's KEXP session recorded last November came out yesterday - this is breathtakingly good:
https://youtu.be/g-JWNggMB58

When Bright Green Field came out last year, I wondered how on earth they would do Boy Racers live. Then I saw them at Printworks in September... it was amazing, and I've been desperate to hear a recording of that performance ever since. So pleased they included it in this set. Simply awesome.

Do KEXP have the best live sound engineers in the world or what?

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #71 on: February 8, 2022, 12:45:54 pm »
I do like the new BCNR album very much on first listen. Basketball Shoes is a proper album closer.

Squid's KEXP session recorded last November came out yesterday - this is breathtakingly good:
https://youtu.be/g-JWNggMB58

When Bright Green Field came out last year, I wondered how on earth they would do Boy Racers live. Then I saw them at Printworks in September... it was amazing, and I've been desperate to hear a recording of that performance ever since. So pleased they included it in this set. Simply awesome.

Do KEXP have the best live sound engineers in the world or what?

Love KEXP. Cheryl is such a great host/DJ. She can make anyone feel comfortable.

The best sound I've ever heard was when Jeans Team played at a place called Debaser, a place that recently opened, in Malmö in 2007. It was just perfect, everything was weighted and balanced, but also hit you in the face like a truck. I had to ask their engineer (it was only the two of them and this lad) how it was even possible to make it sound so good as I've never heard anything like it. He said that he didn't need to do much at all, the equipment was brand new. He just tweaked some things and that was it.

KEXP surely have great engineers, but I think they're even better in getting the right equipment.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #72 on: February 8, 2022, 10:50:50 pm »
Anyone give the Cate Le Bon a go? Not quite hitting the heights of the last one for me, go back to that one repeatedly. Musically loads going on, really interesting. But her vocals are bit hidden under all the bits in the mix? Need more time with it I think.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #73 on: February 9, 2022, 09:33:40 am »

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #74 on: February 9, 2022, 06:13:14 pm »
Anyone give the Cate Le Bon a go? Not quite hitting the heights of the last one for me, go back to that one repeatedly. Musically loads going on, really interesting. But her vocals are bit hidden under all the bits in the mix? Need more time with it I think.

Given it a few listens, really like Running Away. Does feel like it needs a lot of digestion though.

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Quite like these, heard this track last year before Green Man but I missed them on the day.

Predictably, the Jake Xerxes Fussell has probably been my most listened to LP so far this year.

Also enjoying Modern Nature 'Island of Noise' and Imarhan 'Aboogi' (the latter with guest appearance from Gruff Rhys)

Oh and Eiko Ishibashi 'Drive My Car' soundtrack.
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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #75 on: February 9, 2022, 08:09:18 pm »

Predictably, the Jake Xerxes Fussell has probably been my most listened to LP so far this year.

Will give this a go tomorrow. Can't get into the Modern Nature album. I tried - and I love all the lads he's assembled on it, and the music tbf - but his singing does nothing for me. Might try again.

Black Country New Road is the same. Brilliant right up to the moment yer man opens his mouth to tell you how smart he is. Heard he's left the band. Good.

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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #76 on: February 10, 2022, 12:23:15 am »
I too am thoroughly enjoying the Jake Xerxes Fussell album.
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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #77 on: February 10, 2022, 10:44:47 pm »
Loving this released today. A 1980 reissue of a post punk compilation from that seething hotbed of punk fervour in East Hertfordshire.




https://siltbreeze.bandcamp.com/album/v-a-the-buntingford-long-playing-album-3



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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #78 on: February 11, 2022, 01:03:10 am »
I too am thoroughly enjoying the Jake Xerxes Fussell album.
 


Like my first listen, will dip in for some more, thanks
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Re: 2022 in Music
« Reply #79 on: February 11, 2022, 12:06:15 pm »
New releases from Andy Bell, Big Thief, and Sea Power today, which I'm hoping to pick up this weekend.