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So far today, I've listened to:

Daughters of Reykjavik - all female Icelandic hiphop collective who're now doing vocals in English (and naming themselves in English). They've slimmed down in terms of numbers and also don't sound as good as they did previously. The new album is okay.
Jaime Wyatt - @Mickdundee might like this. A hybrid of country/alt-country/Americana. She's lived the life (did 8 months in prison for, er, robbing her drug dealer). It's very good!
Jim White & Marisa Anderson - ambient works for drums and guitar, quite niche, intermittently lovely. This is Jim White the godlike Australian drummer, not Jim White, the genius Americana singer or Jim White, the SSN transfer deadline day icon or Jim White, the sports journalist and broadcaster, or indeed, Jimmy White, the snooker perm.
Kavus Torabi - psychedelia/shoegaze in excelsis. He's a middle aged British/Iranian former member of the Cardiacs, Gong, Knifeworld (his main band really) and The Monsoon Bassoon. This is really good, has a vague Spacemen 3 feel to it but a bit more lo-fi.
Jason Simon - the frontman of Dead Meadow done made a solo album (his third, I think). It's not quite as stoner rock as his usual band but occupies the same vague area. Some properly good songs on it.

4 out of 5 are very good... listening to the Joan As Policewoman covers thing now. Her cover of Prince's "Kiss" is better than the Tom Jones version but not as good as the version Age of Chance did back in 86:

 
4 out of 5 are very good... listening to the Joan As Policewoman covers thing now. Her cover of Prince's "Kiss" is better than the Tom Jones version but not as good as the version Age of Chance did back in 86:

Ugh, now you’ve gone and done it - going to have to dig that out of the record box later.
Don’t have to be Prince if you wanna dance, you’ve just got to get down with the Age of Chance :D
 
So far today, I've listened to:

Daughters of Reykjavik - all female Icelandic hiphop collective who're now doing vocals in English (and naming themselves in English). They've slimmed down in terms of numbers and also don't sound as good as they did previously. The new album is okay.
Jaime Wyatt - @Mickdundee might like this. A hybrid of country/alt-country/Americana. She's lived the life (did 8 months in prison for, er, robbing her drug dealer). It's very good!
Jim White & Marisa Anderson - ambient works for drums and guitar, quite niche, intermittently lovely. This is Jim White the godlike Australian drummer, not Jim White, the genius Americana singer or Jim White, the SSN transfer deadline day icon or Jim White, the sports journalist and broadcaster, or indeed, Jimmy White, the snooker perm.
Kavus Torabi - psychedelia/shoegaze in excelsis. He's a middle aged British/Iranian former member of the Cardiacs, Gong, Knifeworld (his main band really) and The Monsoon Bassoon. This is really good, has a vague Spacemen 3 feel to it but a bit more lo-fi.
Jason Simon - the frontman of Dead Meadow done made a solo album (his third, I think). It's not quite as stoner rock as his usual band but occupies the same vague area. Some properly good songs on it.

4 out of 5 are very good... listening to the Joan As Policewoman covers thing now. Her cover of Prince's "Kiss" is better than the Tom Jones version but not as good as the version Age of Chance did back in 86:

Try J.S Orlanda, Erland Cooper and Thee MVPs
 

gabbiadini1

Winger
So far today, I've listened to:

Daughters of Reykjavik - all female Icelandic hiphop collective who're now doing vocals in English (and naming themselves in English). They've slimmed down in terms of numbers and also don't sound as good as they did previously. The new album is okay.
Jaime Wyatt - @Mickdundee might like this. A hybrid of country/alt-country/Americana. She's lived the life (did 8 months in prison for, er, robbing her drug dealer). It's very good!
Jim White & Marisa Anderson - ambient works for drums and guitar, quite niche, intermittently lovely. This is Jim White the godlike Australian drummer, not Jim White, the genius Americana singer or Jim White, the SSN transfer deadline day icon or Jim White, the sports journalist and broadcaster, or indeed, Jimmy White, the snooker perm.
Kavus Torabi - psychedelia/shoegaze in excelsis. He's a middle aged British/Iranian former member of the Cardiacs, Gong, Knifeworld (his main band really) and The Monsoon Bassoon. This is really good, has a vague Spacemen 3 feel to it but a bit more lo-fi.
Jason Simon - the frontman of Dead Meadow done made a solo album (his third, I think). It's not quite as stoner rock as his usual band but occupies the same vague area. Some properly good songs on it.

4 out of 5 are very good... listening to the Joan As Policewoman covers thing now. Her cover of Prince's "Kiss" is better than the Tom Jones version but not as good as the version Age of Chance did back in 86:

Saw dead meadow in nyc last year. Really enjoyed them, so will check out the Jason Simon album and dip into his back catalogue too. Cheers
 
My week of new music listening is becoming a sprawling metropolis of albums. The Joan As Policewoman covers thing is decent enough, moved on to Deerhoof. Four tracks in, I'm enjoying it but I always have a feeling with them that they'll descend into a combo of obtuseness, abstruseness and overt tweeness.
I don’t get them. There are moments of good stuff, but surrounded by rubbish.

Christian Lee Hutson has released an album, Phoebe a Rodgers produced apparently. It’s fine.

Currently on BSP - From the sea to the land. They were so much better when they did the soundscape things vs indie rock
I don’t get them. There are moments of good stuff, but surrounded by rubbish.

Christian Lee Hutson has released an album, Phoebe a Rodgers produced apparently. It’s fine.

Currently on BSP - From the sea to the land. They were so much better when they did the soundscape things vs indie rock
That should say Phoebe Bridgers
 
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I don’t get them. There are moments of good stuff, but surrounded by rubbish.

Christian Lee Hutson has released an album, Phoebe a Rodgers produced apparently. It’s fine.

Currently on BSP - From the sea to the land. They were so much better when they did the soundscape things vs indie rock
For me, BSP have always been way better live than on record. They've never quite made a cohesive album in the way that their live shows just work (maybe just a greatest hits band?). Will listen to the Christian Lee Hutson album... as for Deerhoof, this is a bit more cohesive than I remember earlier albums being, although you still get an ambient piano instrumental at the end...
 

Mickdundee

Midfield
Jaime Wyatt - @Mickdundee might like this. A hybrid of country/alt-country/Americana. She's lived the life (did 8 months in prison for, er, robbing her drug dealer). It's very good!
Added to my library and I’ve just given her a quick Google sounds like my kind of thing. Might give Jason Simon and Daughters of Reykjavik a go too
 
Added to my library and I’ve just given her a quick Google sounds like my kind of thing. Might give Jason Simon and Daughters of Reykjavik a go too
Daughters of Reykjavik are an interesting one. To me they've got less interesting as they've got more well known. This track from some of them is my favourite thing they've done:


and this live for KEXP thing is also really good:

 
Right May's playlist coming in tomorrow. Post your recommendations now or get in the bin.

This month I'll just do the stuff that was recommended or commented on rather than mentioned. Should cut out a lot of terrible filler.
Soz lads, got absolutely mashed on cans instead.

Waching the Cribs at Mlillenium Sq on YT. Haven't listened to the Cribs in about 5 years but good lord, no one has topped them since with pop bangers. A UK gem.
 
The rest of my weekend/Monday listening:

Joan As Policewoman - already mentioned the cover of Kiss. The rest is pretty good without being essential. Basically, some decent covers done in her style.
Deerhoof - too awkward to be loveable. I can appreciate what they do without being into it.
Tootard - their debut was ace, this less so. They've diluted their Syrian/Arabic sound to make a record of fairly regular Arabic language pop. Not without its merits just not as good as before.
Jade Hairpins - two members of Fucked Up doing a side project thing. Pretty good, sounds like their parent band minus the distinctive bellowed vocals.
James Blount - quite a traditional folk album. The Guardian loved it (5 star review), I like it a lot. Banjo, fiddle excellent vocals...
Nicole Atkins - Uncut's album of the month in their latest issue. Female singer-songwriter finding her feet five albums in (but first I've heard). Countryish soul (as opposed to soulful country), it really kicks off in the second half.
Ian Chang - he drums in NYC post-rock band Son Lux. This is electronica, however, and rather good. Reminiscent of Four Tet's more ambient past.
Ashley McBride - quite a straightforward county rock album. It's very good, quite witty at times. I'd recommend this to @Mickdundee if he hasn't given it a listen already.
Buck Curran - Italy based American psych-folk dude (also in Arborea, a duo with his wife). This is top class, some instrumental tracks, some with vocals, a man and his guitar (and some effects pedals).
White Denim - enjoyable enough, could probably come from any point in their fairly prolific life. No great step forward (other than that it was recorded and mixed in 30 days under lockdown).
Psapp - this actually came out late last year but seems to have got some reviews recently. Part indie-pop, part folk, part triphop. They used to use toy insturments, not sure if they do any more. Worth a listen, they sound like a female fronted Tunng.
Luke Schneider - he's a pedal steel player, known for his association with Margo Price. This is ambient pedal steel and is extremely lovely.
Andrew Tuttle - kind of acts as a companion to the Luke Schneider album. This interweaves banjo and acoustic guitar with electronics to a very pleasing effect.
Stumbleine - the man behind this is a Bristol based producer. Very dreamy electronica. I seem to have been listening to a lot of quite chilled out stuff of late.
The Cool Greenhouse - as mentioned by @mad cyril in this thread. Spoken word post-punk with some quite talk along bits. Very good!
Holy Hive - the aim seems to be to combine soul and folk (to create either foul or solk) and by and large it works. The singer has a winning falsettoish voice and it kind of has the ambience of The Bee's more chilled out moments.

Will listen to @chunkylover53's various recommendations for next week. Album of the week is a tricky one but I'll go for the triumverate of Buck Curran, Luke Schneider and Andrew Tuttle.
 

ned_werby

Striker
The rest of my weekend/Monday listening:

Joan As Policewoman - already mentioned the cover of Kiss. The rest is pretty good without being essential. Basically, some decent covers done in her style.
Deerhoof - too awkward to be loveable. I can appreciate what they do without being into it.
Tootard - their debut was ace, this less so. They've diluted their Syrian/Arabic sound to make a record of fairly regular Arabic language pop. Not without its merits just not as good as before.
Jade Hairpins - two members of Fucked Up doing a side project thing. Pretty good, sounds like their parent band minus the distinctive bellowed vocals.
James Blount - quite a traditional folk album. The Guardian loved it (5 star review), I like it a lot. Banjo, fiddle excellent vocals...
Nicole Atkins - Uncut's album of the month in their latest issue. Female singer-songwriter finding her feet five albums in (but first I've heard). Countryish soul (as opposed to soulful country), it really kicks off in the second half.
Ian Chang - he drums in NYC post-rock band Son Lux. This is electronica, however, and rather good. Reminiscent of Four Tet's more ambient past.
Ashley McBride - quite a straightforward county rock album. It's very good, quite witty at times. I'd recommend this to @Mickdundee if he hasn't given it a listen already.
Buck Curran - Italy based American psych-folk dude (also in Arborea, a duo with his wife). This is top class, some instrumental tracks, some with vocals, a man and his guitar (and some effects pedals).
White Denim - enjoyable enough, could probably come from any point in their fairly prolific life. No great step forward (other than that it was recorded and mixed in 30 days under lockdown).
Psapp - this actually came out late last year but seems to have got some reviews recently. Part indie-pop, part folk, part triphop. They used to use toy insturments, not sure if they do any more. Worth a listen, they sound like a female fronted Tunng.
Luke Schneider - he's a pedal steel player, known for his association with Margo Price. This is ambient pedal steel and is extremely lovely.
Andrew Tuttle - kind of acts as a companion to the Luke Schneider album. This interweaves banjo and acoustic guitar with electronics to a very pleasing effect.
Stumbleine - the man behind this is a Bristol based producer. Very dreamy electronica. I seem to have been listening to a lot of quite chilled out stuff of late.
The Cool Greenhouse - as mentioned by @mad cyril in this thread. Spoken word post-punk with some quite talk along bits. Very good!
Holy Hive - the aim seems to be to combine soul and folk (to create either foul or solk) and by and large it works. The singer has a winning falsettoish voice and it kind of has the ambience of The Bee's more chilled out moments.

Will listen to @chunkylover53's various recommendations for next week. Album of the week is a tricky one but I'll go for the triumverate of Buck Curran, Luke Schneider and Andrew Tuttle.
Impressive list. Do you mind me asking - do you have music on constant rotation of new stuff, or do you sometime kick-back and stick a load of stuff on from 'the past' and just chill? I'm at the point now where a lot of the recommendations on here get started, two or three tracks in it's a case of "...OFF" and move on. I've discovered a load of excellent artists in the past year that without this thread I probably wouldn't have discovered, but some of the others it becomes a question of "how many times would I play this?", or the biggie "WIBI"? (would I buy it).
 
Impressive list. Do you mind me asking - do you have music on constant rotation of new stuff, or do you sometime kick-back and stick a load of stuff on from 'the past' and just chill? I'm at the point now where a lot of the recommendations on here get started, two or three tracks in it's a case of "...OFF" and move on. I've discovered a load of excellent artists in the past year that without this thread I probably wouldn't have discovered, but some of the others it becomes a question of "how many times would I play this?", or the biggie "WIBI"? (would I buy it).
I do that, I listen to a lot but it’s quite clear to me after a few tracks whether I want to pursue it.

I don’t watch much tv mind
 

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