Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 25-10-19

Album of the Week – 25-10-19

A change of pace for this week’s top recommendation, with Lankum’s new album ‘The Livelong Day’. For those unfamiliar with the band, they’re a four piece form Dublin who aim to “combine traditional folk roots with contemporary undercurrents”. Whatever they do, they do it very well!

Other releases this week include Cigarettes After Sex (Cry) and the The Bad Plus (Activate Infinity).

Album of the Week – LANKUM – The Livelong Day

A very different interpretation to that which is well known, “this particular version of ‘The Wild Rover’ was first heard from the singing of Dónal Maguire, who in turn got it from fellow Drogheda man Pat Usher, and the recording was subsequently released on an album entitled The Usher Family in 1974. There are countless renditions of this tune, it is a song very much rooted within the dirt and peat of Ireland, but the revelation of a little known final verse takes it from a jovial pub tale to one of sadness and destitution.The actual crux of the song becomes desperate, a matter of life or death.” 
 

Recommended Albums –

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Odditties Vol. 2

FKA twigs – Magdalene

Guided By Voices – Sweating the Plague

The Bad Plus – Activate Infinity

Sunn O))) – Pyroclasts

Released October 25th:

— Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – Very Uncertain Times

— Aephanemer – Prokopton

— AFI – All Hallow’s EP (Vinyl Reissue)

— Airbourne – Boneshaker

— AJ Tracey – AJ Tracey (Deluxe)

— Akira Kosemura – Diary 2016-2019

— Alcest – Spiritual Instincts

— Allison Moorer – Blood

— Amy O – Shell

— Amon Tobin – Long Stories

— Amulets – Between The Distant And Remote

— Ana Gasteyer – Sugar & Booze

— Anamai – Dream Baby

— Anamanaguchi – [USA]

— Anna of the North – Dream Girl

— Anna Meredith – FIBS

— Anthony Phillips (of Genesis) – Strings of Light

— Anthony Ramos – The Good & The Bad

— Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Odditties Vol. 2

— Armin Van Buuren – Balance

The Bad Plus – Activate Infinity

— Bblasian – Dif

— Big Shug – The Diamond Report

— Black Marble – Bigger Than Life

— Blackthorne – Blackthorne

— Brightness – Brightness

— The Brook & The Bluff – First Place

— Brooke Candy – Sexoricsm

— Bruce Soord – All This Will Be Yours

— Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars – Songs From the Film

— Calvin Richardson – Gold Dust

— The Casualties – Until Death: Studio Sessions

— Cathubodua – Continuum

— Christinet OTT & Torsten BÖTTCHER – Nanook of the North

Cigarettes After Sex – Cry

— Cirith Ungol – I’m Alive

— Cleric – Serpent Psalms

— CLOAK – The Burning Dawn

— Coilguns – Watchwinders

— Communicant – Communicant

— Consumer – In Computers

— Curt Boettcher & Friends – Looking For Sun

— David Norland – Glam Tear Stain

— Dawn Ray’d – Behold Sedition Plainsong

— Dearly Beloved – Times Square Discount

— Deathprod – Occulting Disk

— decker. – Greetings All Ye Playful Prisoners of Spacetime

— Desert Sessions – Vols. 11 & 12 ( Arrivederci Despair and Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels)

— Dictated – Phobos

— Dissorted – The Final Divide

— Donato Dozzy – 12H

— Doug Wieselman – From Water

— Drifting in Silence – Away

— East of Eden – East of Eden

— The Echo Session – Wait and See

— Edenbridge – On the Other Side

— Effa Lente – An Appropriate Mourning Period

— El Lago – Pyramid

— The Electric Arch – Out of Range

— Fascinations – Presentations of Electrical Confectionery

— Fink – Bloom Innocent

— Fit For An Autopsy – The Sea of Tragic Beasts

FKA twigs – Magdalene

 

— Harry Connick, Jr. – True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter

— Hemlock Ernst (Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands) – Back at the House

— Hour of Penance – Misotheism

— Gabestok – TRE

— Garden Variety – The Complete Discography 1991-1996

— Geowulf – My Resignation

— Goldroom – Surface/\Plunge

— Gon – Diagonal Fields

— Guordan Banks – Blood on the Vinyl

— Grace Potter – Daylight

— Great Grandpa – Four of Arrows

— The Great Old Ones – Cosmicism

— The Growlers – Natural Affair

Guided By Voices – Sweating the Plague

— Iguana Death Cult – Nude Casino

— Jackson Stokes – Jackson Stokes

— Jaguar Baby – Jaguar Baby

— James Blunt – Once Upon A Mind

— Jan Akkerman – Close Beauty

— Jean-Michel Blais – Matthias & Maxine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

— Jim Sullivan – If the Evening Were Dawn

— Jim Sullivan – Jim Sullivan (Vinyl Reissue)

— JINJER – Marco

— Joe Bonamassa – Live At the Sydney Opera House

— John Malkovitch! – Hyenah

— John Salaway – Americana Dreams

— Jon Patrick Walker – Welcome to the Edge Times

— The Joy Formidable – A Balloon Called Moaning / Y Falŵ​n Drom (10th Anniversary Edition)

Juana Molina – Forfun EP

— Julia Haltigan – Trouble

Kanye West – Jesus Is King

— Karyn Crisis Gospel of the Witches – Covenant

— KAS:ST – Road to Nowhere

— Katy Perry – Lullaby Renditions of Katy Perry

— Kaveh Rastegar – Haunted This Way

— King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King (50th Anniversary Box Set)

— King Princess – Cheap Queen

— The Kinks – Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire: 50th Anniversary Edition

— Kinky Friedman – Resurrection

— Konradsen – Saints and Sebastian Stories

— Laszlo Gardony – La Marseillaise

— Lea Mitchell – Christmas in the City

— Lee “Scratch” Perry, Peaking Lights, and Ivan Lee – Life of the Plants

— Leprous – Pitfalls

— Libby Koch – Redemption 10: Live at Blue Rock

— Light FM – Turn on the Light FM

— Little Scream – Speed Queen

— Locket – All Out

— Locobeach – Disco Cumbia

— Longwave – If We Live Forever

— Low Tide – The Alchemist

— Lowburn – Phantasma

— Lowcaster – Flames Arise

— Lucki – Days B4 III

— Madame Gandhi – Visions

— The Mariachi Ghost – Puro Dolor

— Mary Halvorson and John Dieterich (of Deerhoof) – a tangle of stars

— Mayhem – Daemon

— McQueen – Black Cat

— Meltdown – Deadringer

— Michael A. Muller (of Balmorhea) – Lower River

Michael Kiwanuka – KIWANUKA

— Mikal Cronin – Seeker

— MIMICO – Hi-Action

— Mind Rays – Course of Action

— Minimal Compact – Creation is Perfect

— Modern Love Child – MLC

— Molly O’Malley – There’s Always More Show EP

— Motörhead – The 1979 (Box Set)

— Na-Kel Smith – 3000Nakteen

— Nautical Mile – The One Way is Through

— Negativland – True False

— Neil Young & Crazy Horse – COLORADO

— Nellie McKay – Bagatelles EP

— Ness Heads – Numb EP

— Neuland (Tangerine Dream’s Peter Baumann & Paul Haslinger) – Neuland

— Nicholas Payton – Relaxin’ With Nick

— Night Flowers – Fortune Teller

— Norma Jean – All Hail

— Old Dominion – Old Dominion

— Ogre – Thrice As Strong

— Orodruin – Ruins of Eternity

— Pastel – Moon Landing

— PAT (Jacolby Satterwhite + Teengirl Fantasy’s Nick Weiss) – Love Will Find A Way Home

— Petbrick (feat. Sepultura’s Iggor Cavalera) – I

— Phil Campbell (of Motörhead) – Old Lions Still Roar

— Planchettes – The Truth

— Red Stone Chapel – Omega Boombox

— The Restoration – West

— Reuben and the Dark – un | love

— Rex Orange County – Pony

— Ringo Starr – What’s My Name

— Riit – Ataataga

— Saint Asonia – Flawed Design

— Sandy (NYC) – Traces

— The Scourge – Warrant for Execution

— Sean O’Hagan – Radum Calls, Radum Calls

— SebastiAn – Thirst

— Shana Falana – Darkest Light

— Shartten – Sound of Fate

— The Shivas – Dark Thoughts

— Simon Joyner – Pocket Moon

— Somehow – Low Tide

— Sorry Girls – Deborah

— The Soul Rebels – Poetry in Motion

— Stereophonics – Kind

— Suck Brick Kid – Salt to Taste

Sunn O))) – Pyroclasts

— Swans – Leaving Meaning

— Taiwaz – The Uninvited Guest

— Tank – Elevation

— Teebs – Anicca

— Tempers – Private Life

— Thornhill – The Dark Pool

— Throatsnapper – About the Dead

— Tragic Death – Born of Dying Embers

— TURBOKILL – Vice World

— TWINS – New Cold Dream

— Uriel – Multiverse

— Van Morrison – Three Chords and the Truth

— Various Artists – The Needle Drop

— Various Artists – On Corrosion

— VASTUM – Orificial Purge

— The Vegan Leather – Poor Girls / Broken Boys

— Velf – in a sensen

— Vérité – New Skin

— Walk Off the Earth – Here We Go!

— Water From Your Eyes – Somebody Else’s Song

The Wedding Present – Tommy 30

— Wolves Like Us – Brittle Bones

— Xavier Omär & Sango – Moments Spent Loving You

— Yeule – Serotonin II

— Young Guv (Ben Cook of Fucked Up) – GUV II

— Zonal – Wrecked

 

 

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