Wednesday, 31 August 2011

August Music Purchases

Amos Lee – Mission Bell He supports Adele on her sell out tour in the autumn and this should bring Amos Lee the attention he deserves in the UK. This is his forth studio album and he continues to produce brilliant, Country-soul if I can call it that. Rootsy but soulful with a voice to die for.

Villagers –Becoming a Jackal been wanting this for ages, a voucher for my birthday seemed the perfect reason to buy it. Saw them support Elbow earlier in the year and although they looked lost in the arena size venues they played beautifully.

Low- C’mon Latest release from the American masters of gloom. I shouldn’t say that as the last couple of releases have been a bit more upbeat and this is in the same vein.

Freedy Johnston – This Perfect World picked this artist up from #masterpieces on Twitter from @alfieinvisible who picked a great week of singer songwriters. Really love this album.

Morcheeba – The Antidote Had 5 minutes to kill and was standing by a Poundland, got this a Stereophonics DVD and the excellent film Rudo & Cursi (starring Gael Garcia Bernal) guess waht they were all a £1!! Still have first Morcheeba album and seemed that it might soundtrack a summer’s day (if we ever get another one) if its crap it will go to the charity shop and they’ll try and sell it for £3.

Hall & Oates – The Singles bit of an omission from music collection, this singles collection should put pay to that.

James Taylor – Greatest Hits Same as the entry for Hall & Oates just feel should have at least a Greatest Hits for his artist. 

Okkervil River – The Stand Ins A trip to Edinburgh always means a trip to Fopp Records, bargain priced purchases always follow. Just got into these guys and this is an early album.

Jonny – Jonny Celtic ‘supergroup’ members of Teenage Fanclub and Gorky's Zygotic MynciGorky’s heard bits and bobs and album well priced so had to do it.

The National – Cherry Tree & Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers couple of early releases from the band I had travelled to Edinburgh to see. Loving their work at the moment.

Deep Purple – Made In Japan At the age of 14 me and my school pals, learnt everything we needed to know about music in Sounds a music weekly and lived on a staple diet of rock music. This Double Live Album along with Thin Lizzy’s Live and Dangerous and UFO’s Strangers In The Night were pre requisites of all rock fans. I have the other 2 and a sale price of £3 for this means I now have them all in CD. The other 2 still hold their own as albums I like and play wonder if this one will do the same?

Bombay Bicycle Club – A Different Kind Of Fix Loved the last album Flaws this takes band in another direction but again great reviews and lead track sounded great.

Beirut – The Rip Tide Again bought this on the back of a load of great reviews for live performances and latest album, I’ll let you know how it goes.

James Yorkston – Roaring The Gospel I have been reading It’s Lovely To Be HereThe Touring Diaries Of A Scottish Gent by the aforementioned artist, which I can highly recommend thought I best buy some of his music as he has made me laugh so much with his writing so.....

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