Friday, 28 August 2009

Feel Good Hit Of The Summer

Richard Cartwright

1. Pains of being pure at heart S/T

Sounding like a modern day Jesus and Mary chain. This record from start to finish
leaves a smile on my face with every play.

Stand out track - The Tenure Itch

2. Why? – Eskimo Snow
The soundtrack to my weekend away in Sunny Brighton.

Stand out track – Even the good wood gone

3. Cymbals Eat Guitars- Why there are Mountains
From the opening track “and the hazy sea” the record demands your attention. Mixing the lo-fi
sounds of Pavement and Wilco makes sense to get this record.

Stand out track- some tress (merit moon)

4. Bibio- Ambivalence Avenue
Wolverhampton based Bibio aka Stephen Wilkinson has created one of the most diverse sounding record’s I have heard in a long time sounding across between Boards of Canada, J Dilla, Four Tet , Nico and watching heartbeat on a Sunday afternoon while on holiday in Wales.

Stand Out track- Cry! Baby!

5. Anathallo- Canopy glow
Saw them in New york very jet lagged and they made me cry.

Stand out Track- All the fisrt pages

Richard King
1. Pheonix - Wolfgang Amadeus Pheonix

Uplifiting summer songs from the French answer to The Strokes. Dancey tunes fileld with summer imagery and lush synth sounds.

Stand Out Track - Lasso

2. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
Recorded in New York and Josh Homme's Joshua Tree Studios it combines elements of psychadelica and 60's pop with Alex Turners intertwining stories.

Stand Out Track - Secret Door

3. Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
Infectious tunes that range from bluesy to disco. Great lyrics as usual from Jarvis. A personal favourite, 'He says he loves you like a sister, well i guess thats relative' (Leftovers).

Stand Out Track - Angela

4. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
I doubt i even need to say why, so i will just say, Masterpiece.

Stand Out Track - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

5. Leonard Cohen - Death Of A Ladies Man

Great songs full of beautiful orchestration and feel good doo waps. Produced by Phil Spector.

Stand Out Track - Memories

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