Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 15/11/19

Album of the Week – 15/11/19

This week, there was a tough choice as heavy weights Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Tindersticks released new albums. That’s not to mention releases from DJ Shadow and more besides.

The prize for oddest release of the week must go to Juliana Hatfield with her new album Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police. Can you guess what it is?

After much deliberation, Tindersticks got the prize…

Album of the Week – 15/11/19 – Tindersticks – No Treasure But Hope

“Three years since their last album proper, singer Stuart Staples decided Tindersticks’ return called for something special. “I felt we needed to be able to make something meaningful,” he says. No Tindersticks album has lacked meaning, of course, but these mavens of intimate, expansive mood song dig deep and diversify beautifully on No Treasure But Hope. Rich in intuitive warmth, lush melodies and an inquisitive spirit, it’s an album that casts a fresh light on Tindersticks’ core qualities, bathed in the glow of a band intent on rediscovering what they can do.
 
For Staples, one rule proved fruitful: known routes were to be avoided. “The last two albums were gradually built to a point of being finished in our studio from moments of playing and recording together. When we figured out how to present the songs live, different things happened to them. This time, we wanted to reverse that – to do something that was about being committed to a song together in a moment.””

From our review

“A definite return to form for Tindersticks after a couple of hit and miss albums, this is their strongest in years.”

Albums Worth Exploring –

Arthur Russell – Iowa Dream

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – I Made A Place

DJ Shadow – Our Pathetic Age

Tindersticks – No Treasure But Hope


November 15th:

— Aaron Semer – Cape Disappointment

— Abigail Williams – Walk Beyond the Dark

— Alfie Templeman – Don’t Go Wasting Time EP

— Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Two (Live at Sydney Opera House)

— Arp – Ensemble – Live

— Arises – System

— Arthur Russell – Iowa Dream

— The Band – The Band (50th Anniversary Edition)

— Benee – Stella & Steve EP

— Blackberry Smoke – Homecoming: Live in Atlanta

— Blood Ponies – Hoax

— Bölzer – Lese Majesty

— Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – I Made A Place

— Brainstory – Buck

— CADE – WOLF BLUE. EP

— CAL – The Identity Crisis: Side A

— Casket Huffer – Filth Ouroboros

— Celine Dion – Courage

— Chadwick Stokes & The Pintos – Chadwick Stokes & The Pintos

— Chet Baker – The Legendary Riverside Albums

— Church & AP – TEETH

— Cloth – Cloth

— Constellatia – The Language of Limbs

— Convey – City of Skin and Bone

— Cory Wells – The Way We Are

— C.Y.M. (Chris Baio and Fort Romeau) – C.Y.M. EP

— Daniel Loumpouridis – Fall & Fixture

— Daniel Van Kirk – Thanks Diane

— David Bowie – David Bowie Conversation Piece

— David Wingo – The Report—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

— Dead Kennedys – DK40

— Deaf Radio – Modern Panic

— Diamond Shake – From Method to Madness

— Dido – Still On My Mind

— Dillon Francis – Magic is Real

— Dives – Teenage Years Are Over

DJ Shadow – Our Pathetic Age

— Drev – Hollow Loss

— El Drugstore – The Golden Age of Bad Ideas

— The Elephant Trees – Monachopsis EP

— Emily Jane White – Immanent Fire

— Emma-Jean Thackray – Too Shy EP

— Engelbert Humperdinck – Reflections

— exclusiveOr – Modules

— Fake Figures – We Are the Dead

— Fall Out Boy – Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two

— Fat Freddy Drop – Special Edition Part 1

— Fatima Al Qadiri – Original Music from Atlantics

— Fea – No Novelties

— Fecality – It’s Only Smellz…

— Foreigner – Double Vision: Then And Now

— Formless Master – First Strike

— Fran – A Private Picture

— Gabriel Birnbaum – Not Alone

— Garza (Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation) – Where the Moon Hides EP

— Hallelujah the Hills – I’m You

— Hammock – Silencia

— Hollie Kenniff – The Gathering Dawn

— The Infamous Stringdusters – Live From Covington Kentucky

— ings – Lullaby Rock

— JACK Quartet and Sō Percussion – Songs That Are Hard to Sing

— Jay Park – This Wasn’t Supposed To Happen EP

— Jenny Owens Young – Night Shift EP

— Joe Henry – The Gospel According to Water

— Juliana Hatfield – Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police

— KEYS – Bring Me the Head of Jerry Garcia

— Kokomo – Totem Youth

— Lady Antebellum – Ocean

— Leah – Ancient Winter

— Left Behind – No One Goes to Heaven

— Lights Fluorescent (feat. Darkside’s Dave Harrington) – The Oldest Sons Of The Oldest Sons

— Lil Peep – Everybody’s Everything

— Lily Kershaw – Arcadia

— Lion’s Law – Cut the Rope

— Local Al – EP3

— Luke Mitchem – Which Wolf Will You Feed?

— Madeon – Good Faith

— Margaux Bouchegnies – More Brilliant Is The Hand that Throws the Coin EP

— Mary Lambert – Grief Creature

— Maverick Sabre – When I Wake Up EP

— Meg & Dia – December, Darling

— Merle Haggard – Live From Austin, TX ’78

— Milky Chance – Mind the Moon

— Molly Burch – The Molly Burch Christmas Album

— NAGA – Void Cult Rising

— Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band – Flyover

— Nicole Sabouné – Come My Love EP

— Nina Nesbitt – The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change & The Flowers Will Fall

— The Ninth Wave – Infancy – Part II

— Nox Irae – Here the Dead Live

— N/UM – Ravens

— Odessa – All Things

— Oliver Spalding – Novemberism

— Pardison Fontaine – UNDER8ED

— The Pairs – Noise

— Papertwin – Family Portraits

— Paul Kelly – Songs From the South 1985-2019

— PBDY – Careworn

— Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is? (50th Anniversary Edition)

— People Club – Kill Scott EP

— Piebald – Piebald Presents to You, A Musical Christmas Adventure EP

— Pure Bathing Culture – Equinox EP

— Ragnarok – Non Debellicata

— Raised Fist – Anthems

— Remember Sports – Sunchokes (Deluxe Edition)

— Right Hand Left Hand – Zone Rogue

— Ronnie Wood with His Wild Five – Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry

— Sam Wilkes – Live on the Green

— Sarah Brightman – Hymn in Concert

— Sea Change – INSIDE

— Shanti Celeste – Tangerine

— The Springfields – Singles 1986-1991

— Tei Shi – La Linda

— Tim Ayre – TBA EP

— Tindersticks – No Treasure But Hope

— Todd Farrell (of Two Cow Garage) – One Great Tribute! A Love Letter to the Weakerthans

— Vanishing Lands –

— Various Artists – Charlie’s Angels (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

— Various Artists – Frozen 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

— Various Artists – Milk on Milk

— Various Artists – Peaky Blinders (Original Music From the TV Series)

— Various Artists – Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack

— Various Artists – Send I A Lion: A Nighthawk Reggae Joint

— Various Artists – WXAXRXP Sessions Box Set

— Varsity – The Basement Takes (2015-2016)

— Vatican – Sole Impulse

— Violet Days – Lovers & Losers EP

— WaqWaq Kingdom  – Essaka Hoisa

— Waylon Jennings – Live From Austin, TX ’84

— Wayne Hancock – Man of the Road: The Early Bloodshot Years

— Wells Valley – Reconcile The Antimony

— Whippoorwill – The Nature of Storms

— Wolfmachine – Wolfmachine

— Yehan Jehan – Earth Arrangements Vol. 1 EP

— Zippy – Zippy

— Ziúr – ATØ

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