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Entries from Nov 2014

24 nov 2014

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Go Betty Go – back after a too-long draught of new material with a tough, rockin’, catchy ep
Marlee MacLeod – catalog revisit for an artist I think was sadly overlooked. Dry delivery of sardonic lyrics, veering between roots-rock and folk, some catchy tunes … at least as good as many superficially similar but better-known artists
Fellow [...]

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18 nov 2014

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Winterpills – lovely new album of eclectic covers led me to previous release I somehow missed. #oops.
Blue Öyster Cult – almost exclusively Imaginos. Thumbs up to the 2012 re-master.
Albert Bouchard – new album (more mellow than I expected, but not bad at all) and Imaginos demos.
Allison Weiss – was in an icy crash that [...]

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10 Nov 2014

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Blue Öyster Cult
Henry’s Dress
Janice Whaley – project with the kind of formalism that really appeals to me: completely a cappella renditions of all the songs on all the Smiths albums (although some of the percussion, in particular, is tweaked to the point that it really might as well be drums).
Stripmall Architecture
Schoolyard Heroes – kinda [...]

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4 nov 2014

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I was looking over some of the weekly listening diary things, and found ‘em kinda handy. So maybe I’ll start up again, even though the Internets have moved on and blogs don’t matter any more.

Thelonious Monk – When I first heard the 2 volumes of Genius of Modern Music I figured they were best-ofs. Not [...]

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