Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 29/11/19 – Mean Time – Barry McCormack

Album of the Week – 29/11/19

What are the chances of any album released between now and Christmas appearing in any ‘Best of the Year’ list? Slim to say the least, especially as most of the lists are published in late November or early December. If you’re wondering what I’m rambling about, it’s just to say don’t expect any major releases between now and Santa. Fear not though, there’s still plenty of good music, you have to dig a little deeper!

This week we’ve gone for a man who has battled at the coal face of the Irish folk music scene for many a year. This is his 7th album since leaving the Jubilee Allstar, and he’s still ‘telling it like it is’…

Sat -Nov 30, 2019 – Dublin – The Workman’s Club

Album of the Week – Mean Time by Barry McCormack

Barry McCormack has released six critically acclaimed albums since leaving Jubilee Allstars and is about to release Mean Time, his seventh. His songs have been described by The Handsome Family lyricist Rennie Sparks as ‘gritty short films that deeply and sensitively evoke the dark damp streets of modern Dublin’. RTE Culture has described him as ‘a proper Irish musical cult hero’.

Barry initially left the Allstars after the release of their second album Lights of the City (2001), which gained them some recognition as chroniclers of their hometown’s early boom years. The title track was described by The Guardian as ‘probably the first great song explicitly written about the bittersweet effects of urban gentrification’.

Albums Worth Exploring –

Devo – Devo Live!

The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin Recorded Live at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Jack Peñate – Everything Is New

TUNE-YARDS – Sorry To Bother You OST

November 29th:

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— Anne Müller – Heliopause

— Apparat – LP5_RMXS

— Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #1 Tunnels 7-Inch

— Arlo Parks – Sophie EP

— Beat Happening – We Are Beat Happening

— Bednja – Doline Su Ostale Iza Nas

— Blac Youngsta – Church On Sunday

— Bull Elephant – Bull Elephant

— Carly Paradis – Nothing Is Something

— Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas

— Cats of Transnistria – Aligning

— Chained to the Dead – A Gruesome Encounter

— Deivos – Casus Belli

— DENIZEN – High Winds Preacher

— Devo – Devo Live!

— Doon Kanda – Labyrinth

— Edward Sizzerhand – A Taste of Honey

— The End A.D. – Badlands

— Exploring Birdsong – The Thing With Feathers EP

— Fabolous – Summertime Shootout 3: The Coldest Summer Ever

— The Finks – Affectations

The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin Recorded Live at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

— Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac 1975-1987

— Forest Management – After Dark

— Frank Zappa – Peaches En Regalia (Vinyl Reissue)

— Function – Existenz

— The Game – Born 2 Rap

— GESCHLECHT – New Load Continue

— HappyBirthdayCalvin – Celebrate

— Hippie Trim – Cult

— J.S. Ondara – Tales of America B-Sides

Jack Peñate – Everything Is New

— Janina Jade – No Sweet Illusions

— Jaz Coleman + St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

— Jeff Buckley – Live on KCRW: Morning Becomes Eclectic (Vinyl Reissue)

— Jenny Lewis – On the iPhone 7-Inch

— Jesper Lindell – Everyday Dreams

— Joe Pesci – Still Singing

— Judy Collins – Winter Stories

— Junodream – Isn’t It Lovely (To Be Alone) EP

— Kacey Musgraves – The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show

— Kaldvard – Dømt Til Bål Og Brann

— Knasterbart – Perlen vor die Säue

— Liam Gallagher – Why Me? Why Not. 12-Inch

— Macelleria Mobile di Mezzanotte – Noir Jazz Femdom

— Matt Barbier – Platonic Solids

— Matt Nathanson – Some Mad Hope (Vinyl Reissue)

— Misery Loves Co. – Zero

— Molly Hatchet – Battleground

— Moth Cock – If Beggars Were Horses Wishes Would Ride

— Mötley Crüe – Dr. Feelgood (30th Anniversary Reissue)

— The National – Juicy Sonic Magic

— The New Pornographers – Stand-Up / Fade, Baby, Fade Into the City of Lovers 7-inch

— Nick Lowe and Wilco – Cruel to Be Kind (40th Anniversary Edition)

— Ozzy Osbourne – See You On the Other Side

— Paul McCartney – Home Tonight / In A Hurry 7-Inch

— Pete Tong & Her_o – Chilled Classics

— Pombajira – Pombajira

— Pure Moods – Upward Spiral

— Red Death – Sickness Divine

— Riverside – Wasteland (Special Edition)

— Rodrigo Y Gabriela – Mettal EP

— Royal Trux – Quantum Entanglement

— Sam Miller – In One Place At A Time

— Sentient Horror – Morbid Realms

— Smoke DZA and Curren$y – Prestige WorldWide EP

— Susanne Sundfør – Music For People in Trouble: Live From the Barbican

— TEETH – The Curse of Entropy

— Tokyo Tea Room – Dream Room EP

— TUNE-YARDS – Sorry To Bother You

— Vampyromorpha – Herzog

— Various Artists – If You’re Going to the City: A Tribute to Mose Allison

— Vesce – R/D EP

— Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, and Gary Bartz – Bird at 100

— Yobkiss – The Remains Of a Gone Optimism

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