Posts tagged Music
Posts tagged Music
Leon Bridges :: “Coming Home” (via No Fillers)
Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear :: “Live by Water” (via AD)
Strand of Oaks :: Live on KEXP
Hiss Golden Messenger :: “Mahogany Dread”
Israel Nash :: “Rain Plans” (Live at Electric Lady Studios)
This is either an instrumental version of Tom Petty’s “American Girl” or any given track off of the Strokes’ first album. You decide.
While listening to Blood on the Tracks the other day I thought, “This must’ve blown people away when it came out,” so I Googled “Rolling Stone Blood on the Tracks review” and there it was. The Internet is wonderful.
Thing is, the review, by legendary rock critic/manager/producer Jon Landau, isn’t that favorable. It’s mostly a treatise on Dylan’s “indifference to the process of making records” and how “his position as a premier recording artist is called into question.” It even includes the line, "I don’t believe that Bob Dylan would qualify as a great rock artist."
Forty years later, that scans as crazy talk. But Landau also wrote this, the final lines from that review in the winter of 1975:
The album answers to no one and was made for everyone. It is the work of someone who is not just seeing through himself, but looking through us — and still making us see things that we haven’t seen before.
So maybe it did blow people away, and still does.
Sturgill Simpson :: Life of Sin
I think Letterman likes him some Sturgill.
Hey, here’s what I’ve been enjoying these past six months. Listen via my Best Albums of 2014 for Real Spotify playlist, which will be updated all year long. Because I’m addicted, you see.
1. The War On Drugs :: Lost In The Dream
2. Sturgill Simpson :: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
3. Future Islands :: Singles
4. Beck :: Morning Phase
5. Strand of Oaks :: HEAL
6. Real Estate :: Atlas
7. Jack White :: Lazaretto
8. Damien Jurado :: Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
9. Parquet Courts :: Sunbathing Animal
10. Band of Horses :: Acoustic at The Ryman
11. Mac Demarco :: Salad Days
12. Sharon Van Etten :: Are We There
13. Jamestown Revival :: Utah
14. Hurray For The Riff Raff :: Small Town Heroes
15. Walter Martin :: We’re All Young Together
16. Hamilton Leithauser :: Black Hours
17. First Aid Kit :: Stay Gold
18. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks :: Wig Out At Jagbags
19. Damon Albarn :: Everyday Robots
20. Kevin Drew :: Darlings
"Young released the vinyl-only A Letter Home, a collection of covers recorded in single takes on acoustic guitar in Jack White’s Voice-O-Graph booth at Third Man Records. About the size of a phone booth, the machine records you to vinyl as you play, which is exactly what Young did, giving the album a unique vintage quality.”
This is relevant to my interests.