First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar A sign of a great album is that you feel you’ve heard all the songs before. They’re familiar, but fresh.… Read more “First Aid Kit – Mouth and Mouth Resuscitation”
Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur Kathleen Edwards first album, Failer, was a tawdry affair. It could have been set in a trailer park. It was peopled by folks… Read more “Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur”
Laura Gibson – La Grande Laura Gibson’s previous album, Beasts of Seasons, was an atmospheric affair. It was dense. Thick. Misty. It dragged you in and you got… Read more “Laura Gibson – Just Grand”
The High Highs EP The High Highs aren’t lo-fi bedroom music-makers, dour emo-envying nu-shoegazers, or 80s synth-pop revivalists. So, they already have got something going for them.… Read more “High Higher Than The Sun”
The Black Keys – El Camino This is an album that doesn’t overstay its welcome. 11 songs. 38 minutes. No solo frills. No long drawn-out endings. Just… Read more “The Black Keys – Keep On Truckin’”
I let iTunes calculate my most played 2011 albums. Here they are.
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