I really like Children of God, Soundtrack for the Blind and The Burning World, which are all, I guess mid period Swans. Cop is probably the best of their early really abrasive albums.That’s some statement
I don’t think I know the earlier stuff, recommendations?
That Toy covers album is great, are there any other albums by them worth a listen?This week's releases as far as I'm concerned:
Toy - possibly the best thing they've done. Interesting range of covers.
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - chuffing marvellous as usual.
Jeffrey Lewis - good. Needs repeated listens to see how it compares to his best.
Tindersticks - exceptinoally, exceptionally good (if you like Tindersticks).
Sessa - quite summery Brazlian acoustic pop. Apparently, if you translate the lyrics, they're filthy.
DJ Shadow - very long but, I think very good. Effectively two albums. One more instumental, one with a lot of guests.
Arthur Russell - kind of new but not. A compilation of his more indie-centric songs. Second one of these, possibly not as good as the first.
Yeah, all of them are decent/good but none album of the year material. They've evolved to more of a keyboard sound over the years. As well as their stuff, they also backed Natasha Khan on the Sexwitch album, which is pretty good.That Toy covers album is great, are there any other albums by them worth a listen?
That’s a tiny list this week.Bit of a slow down in new stuff this week. Albums from Anyway Gang, Jack Penate, Joe Pesci, Robbie WIlliams (a Christmas album), The Flaming Lips (a live recording of The Soft Bulletin) and Mappe Of.
I didn't realise he'd been around that long (not an artist that's really on my radar).That’s a tiny list this week.
I was going to say that I’ve paid no attention to Jack Penate since 2009, but when I went to add the album to my library I discovered that it’s his first album since then!