Monday, February 6, 2023

Popcaan: Great Is He (Album of the Week)

Reggae music is alive and well in the warm and soulful hands of Popcaan (aka Andrae Hugh Sutherland).  Great Is He is the fourth record for the pride of Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica and it is a masterpiece. He's basically created his own universe of power, passion, and appreciation of Jah and all things that flow from him!

Witness!

Friday, February 3, 2023

John Cale: Mercy

John Cale continues his run of sheer and utter magnificence with his latest release called Mercy. The Welsh Wonder is out in the cosmos with this one, sewing up the wounds to make better souls for all of us.

Here is the title track...

Monday, January 30, 2023

Circa Waves: Never Going Under (Album of the Week)

Liverpool's own Circa Waves are back with Never Going Under. Their fifth long player is honestly their best so far in their nearly decade old career. The perfect pop sound is plentiful on this record. It's all the things I love and more about dudes with guitars. 

Witness!

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Margo Price: Strays

Margo Price is back with a wonderful new album called Strays. These ten tracks are a most excellent way to start off the year. It's nice to see her take more of a pop turn while still maintaining her deep country roots.

Here is the opening track...

Monday, January 23, 2023

The Subways: Uncertain Joys (Album of the Week)

One of my favorite bands of all time is back with a brand-spanking new record. The Subways, aka the pride of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, have returned with Uncertain Joys, a more pop-driven record than their previous releases. Check out the title track

The album still has that signature sound, though. Witness!


It's so wonderful to have this guitar band back in action!


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Bell & Sebastian: Late Developers

Glasgow's own Belle & Sebastian continue their prolific ways with Late Developers, an album that finds them firmly embracing guitar-based power pop. Their ongoing quest to find adventure in new musical frontiers if most refreshing.

Here is one of my faves from the new record...

Monday, January 16, 2023

Gaz Coombes: Turn The Car Around (Album of the Week)

The pride of Oxford is back with a fantastic new record called Turn The Car Around. Gaz Coombes is far more introspective on his fourth release, showing a real talent for softer ballads. The album still has his signature sound of bloody mags Brit Rock.

Witness!

Monday, January 9, 2023

Iggy Pop: Every Loser

Iggy Pop is kicking off 2023 the right way with a brand spanking new release called Every Loser, a perfect choice for the first official new release of the year. It's an extremely fine collection of songs that showcase why he is still a rock god. 

Same Iggy, yay! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Morris Day: Last Call

My first post of the new year is going to be about a man whom I dream of being at least once a week. Morris Day! So much of his onstage and offstage persona is hilarious and amazing who wouldn't want to be him? Of course, he's from my home town so that is just the icing on the cake. 

The North Minneapolis native has a new record out that is tearing up the R&B charts. Last Call might be his final release and, if it is, what a swan song! It's filled with slick grooves, a star-studded cast, and is easily his best solo effort. Ain't nobody bad like Morris!!

Here is one of my faves...