Category Archives: Album of the Month

The Rails “Habit”

ShareWhoa!  Has it really been months since my last post?  Well I’ll try to make up for in the coming weeks.  I stumbled across this by accident.  THE RAILS are KAMI THOMPSON and JAMES WALBOURNE.  KAMI, mentioned here before, is … Continue reading

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Something for the Season: NICK LOWE “Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection For All The Family”

ShareEvery year I try to resist the barrage of hype, try to keep it simple and just slide through the season. But last night I heard this album, and BLAMMO!  Today I am pulling out the extension cords and scouring … Continue reading

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Album of the Month – Laura Veirs “Warp and Weft”

ShareWarp = the threads that run up and down on a loom or in a woven fabric.  Weft = the filling thread or yarn in weaving, drawn through the warp.  It helped for me to know that when listening to … Continue reading

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Album of the month – Lloyd Cole “Standards”

ShareLLOYD COLE’s new album, Standards, has been hailed as a return to form.  To be honest, when you google the topic, only three or four reviews show up and not much else.  That has basically been the problem for COLE … Continue reading

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Album Of The Month – JOHNNY MARR “The Messenger”

ShareThere is no shortage of reviews and articles written about the recent release of the first solo album from JOHNNY MARR, 25 years after the demise of THE SMITHS.  That’s for sure.  MARR hasn’t gone anywhere.  In fact, he’s been … Continue reading

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Album of the Month – RICHARD THOMPSON “Electric”

ShareMy four readers know that I am a big RT fan.  Between checking Beesweb (his website) frequently to being a little too into his gear (how about his new Headstrong Lil King amp?!!), my family may feel that I take … Continue reading

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Album of the Month – OPOSSUM “Blue Hawaii”

ShareThis is a candidate for my album of the year.  I just really love the sound of this album.  Featuring metallic reverb throughout, great drumming, and irresistible 60’s influenced pop hooks, this is very catchy music.  OPOSSUM is basically KODY … Continue reading

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Album of the Month – JENS LEKMAN “I Know What Love Isn’t”

Share As each of my four readers know by now, I am a big fan of JENS LEKMAN.  Imagine my excitement leading up to the release of his latest “I Know What Love Isn’t.”  For those who don’t know, what … Continue reading

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Album of the Month – The dBs “Falling Off The Sky”

ShareWay back before R.E.M., some time after BIG STAR, originally in North Carolina, sometimes in and around New Jersey, there was a great band that worked hard at creating catchy, smart pop songs.  Over time they have developed quite the … Continue reading

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(Another) Album of the Month – RICHARD HAWLEY “Standing At The Sky’s Edge”

ShareI have mentioned RICHARD HAWLEY often here before, so I guess it won’t hurt to talk some more about him.  His seventh and latest album is a big departure from his earlier solo albums.  The crooning baritone is still there but … Continue reading

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