I didn’t know that Blur‘s sixth album 13 just turned 20 years.
The album came out on March 15, 1999 and I am a few days left posting this.
Check out this article from Stereogum about 13.
Decided to pick my favorite 5 tracks from that album.
In case you were wondering why I Got the Law (Demo) is in this list because the Japanese version of the album was the bonus track. (Lucky them and it was a hint of Gorillaz’s Tomorrow Comes Today)
Who knew this album is 20 years old and came out on April 20, 1998.
Talking about Massive Attack‘s third album Mezzanine
Enough has been said about the album since it was a turning point where they delve into darker territory with their trip-hop/electronica sound.
It was their most successful album to date thanks in part to the music video Teardrop.
We can debate as long as we want which is their best, Blue Lines or Protection?
As long the music is good to listen to!
Anyways I am going to give you my Top 5 songs picks from the album!
2018 will be an interesting year for Electronica acts coming out.
This one is no exception for multi-instrumentalist Daktyl.
The Counter Records artist dropped the new single Commit which is taken from the upcoming second EP “Riyazz” which drops on February 9, 2018.
The song sees the London-born, LA-based artist in excellent form with this personal and stripped back track that features his own vocals and world instrumentation.
Here is what the artist says:
“I wrote the song when I was living in London in 2015.
The second I played the chords on the piano I felt like I had to sing on it” explains Daktyl, “It was the first track I tried to sing on so it has a lot of processing on the vocals; I basically forgot about the song for a year until I was working in a studio in a cabin in Yosemite forest where I heard it again and decided to finish it… Out of all the songs I’ve ever released this one is probably the most personal.”
One of my favorite albums of 2017.
Kelly Lee Owens has something up her sleeves before the year ends.
Today she releases a cover of Aaliyah’s “More Than A Woman” and a remix of her cover, available to stream today and for purchase digitally and on limited edition 12” on December 8th. In addition to the new 12″, Smalltown Supersound will also be releasing a deluxe edition of Kelly’s debut album, featuring brand new tracks, due out on 24th November 2017.
While I say it is a no-no to cover Aaliyah (God bless her soul!).
This is a cool laid back electro-dance pop version of the track!
While trying to find whatever music to play on my radio show.
I accidentally found this artist on this site and when I listened to this album.
I was blown away by the music!
This is the British artist Kelly Lee Owens with her self-titled debut album.
Heare is the details:
“An album that bridges the gaps between cavernous techno, spectral pop, and krautrock’s mechanical pulse, the 27 year old Londoner has made a debut album brimming with exploratory wonder, establishing a personal aesthetic that is as beguiling as it is thrillingly familiar.”
With the popularity of EDM from the likes of The xx, Austra and Grimes.
This album is a mix of dreamy electronic sounds to hard-pulse electronic dance beats.
The standout track is Anxi which features Jenny Hval.
I call her the British version of Jessy Lanza, Caribou, Blue Hawaii and Austra mixed into one!
This one of the surprising albums to check out in 2017!
- Anxi feat. Jenny Hval
- Throwing Lines
- Keep Walking
I’d give this album:
So 2017 has started with a big bang with the release of The xx‘s third album called I See You.
I have to say this is a step up from their last album Coexist which felt minimal, spacious and cold.
I See You is the exact opposite which is more upbeat, vibrant and sample driven.
Probably due to Jamie xx who went on his own with 2015’s In Colour (My favorite album that he has produced).
You can tell that parts of In Colour seeped in I See You.
While they can’t achieve the overwhelming success from their debut xx.
This is a great welcome back for the band.
- Say Something Loving
- A Violent Noise
- Brave For You
- On Hold
- I Dare You
I’d give I See You:
Lewis Fieldhouse is a British singer/songwriter and producer.
He did a kickstarter campaign to release his long awaited debut album called Theodor Washington and the Central Valley.
That album drops on December 2, 2016.
Check out and listen to the two singles from the album.
About ‘Naked Psychopathic Blues’
“She said I loved you in the worst kind of way / With a hunter’s pride she thinks you’re my trophy wife” snarls Fieldhouse as he presents to us the solipsistic world of an emotionally abusive narcissist attempting to maintain an adult relationship. With a writer’s eye, he observes the ambivalence of a twisted personality whilst cleverly maintaining that dichotomy in the music which is both a tumble into nightmare and a dizzying quest for pop gratification.
About ‘He Hath Made You Rich’
Caramelised R&B melodies and a Jeff Buckley approach to sparse, minimal, but wide open arrangements, ‘He Hath Made You Rich’ is Lewis bending the well-worn love song genre to his own experience and crafting something unmistakably fresh. His tender falsetto sounds like an alto sax as the arrangement expands into something that holds a candle to Tom Petty’s ‘Free Falling’.