Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 27/05/22

Album of the Week – 27/05/22

If you’re a fan of Bright Eyes, prepare to be very happy indeed! They’ve just released a multitude of older material, such as ‘A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997: A Companion EP’. It should keep you busy for a week or two.

Wilco have just received a glowing review on this very site for their new album Cruel Country, so we decided to exclude them from the conversation. There are also new releases from Wallis Bird (Hands) and HAAi (Baby, We’re Ascending).

In the end, we went for Dundalk’s finest in the shape of Just Mustard, with their tight and tense new album Heart Under.

Album of the Week – Just Mustard – Heart Under

Heart Under, Just Mustard’s second album and first for Partisan Records, is an album that asks you to forget what you know. At every turn, this remarkable record reconfigures and stretches the ideas and ambition of a rock band, and turns a year of lockdown and personal struggles into a breathtaking artistic statement.

Across its 10 tracks, the album presents a coherent style and ethos – those scything guitars, Katie’s magical vocals – but still incorporates a wide and untethered vision. There are brooding, atmospheric rock songs (“Still”, “In Shade”) and others that apply a lighter, dreamier touch (“Sore”, “”Mirrors”), all tied together with impeccable instrumentation and a united vision. On Wednesday, the band played with dreamier soundscapes and production techniques, and Heart Under serves as the next stage of this development, with every instrument brilliantly pushed to its limit and every boundary of the band stretched.

Albums of Note:

— Bright Eyes – A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997: A Companion EP

— Bright Eyes – Fevers and Mirrors: A Companion EP

— Bright Eyes – Letting Off the Happiness: A Companion EP

— HAAi – Baby, We’re Ascending

— Wallis Bird – Hands

— Wilco – Cruel Country

Albums Released on May 27th:

— ABBA – Album Box Set

— adam brian paul – For the Good

— Alfie Templeman – Mellow Moon

— Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Vrioon (Reissue)

— Atmosphere – Lucy Ford (Reissue)

— Bay Ledges – Ritual

— BELUSHI SPEED BALL – What, Us Worry?

— BESVÄRJELSEN – Atlas

— Biitchseat – Float

— Black Lung – Dark Waves

— Bottled Up – Grand Bizarre

— Bread Pilot – New To You

— Brian Jackson – This is Brian Jackson

— Bright Eyes – A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997: A Companion EP

— Bright Eyes – Fevers and Mirrors: A Companion EP

— Bright Eyes – Letting Off the Happiness: A Companion EP

— Bruce Hornsby – ‘Flicted

— Cabin Boy Jumped Ship – Sentiments

— Cadaveria – Emptiness

— The Chineke! Orchestra – Bob Marley & The Chineke! Orchestra

— Coheed And Cambria – Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind

— Companion – Second Day of Spring

— CoN&KwAkE – Eyes in the Tower

— The Cranberries – Stars: The Best of 1992 – 2002

— Crematory – Inglorious Darkness

— Daft Punk – TRON: Legacy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Vinyl Reissue)

— Decapitated – Cancer Culture

— Def Leppard – Diamond Star Halos

— Django Django – Django Django (10th Anniversary Edition)

— Dopapod – Dopapod

— ELIS NOA – I Was Just About to Leave

— Erin Anne – Do Your Worst

— Federico Aubele – The Holographic Moon

— First Hate – Cotton Candy

— Flower Face – The Shark In Your Water

— The Flower Kings – Back In The World Of Adventures (Reissue)

— The Flower Kings – Retropolis (Reissue)

— Good Morning – Barnyard (Vinyl Reissue)

— Good Morning – Basketball Breakups (Vinyl Reissue)

— Good Morning – The Option (Vinyl Reissue)

— Good Morning – Prize // Reward (Vinyl Reissue)

— Good Morning – Shawcross (Vinyl Reissue)

— Gramma Vedetta – The Hum of The Machine

— DJ Haram and Moor Mother – Nothing to Delaware

— HAAi – Baby, We’re Ascending

— Head First – Head First

— Hey Thanks! – Start/Living

— Hifiklub – ScorpKlub I & II Original Soundtracks

— Hollow Front – The Price of Dreaming

— Hovvdy – billboard for my feelings EP

— IATT – Magnum Opus

— Jahmal Padmore – Esparonto

— James Edwyn and The Borrowed Band – Highlights of the Low Nights

— Jean Carne, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Jean Carne JID012

— Jeshi – Universal Credit

— Jukebox The Ghost – Cheers

— Just Mustard – Heart Under

— The KVB – Unity – Remixes EP

— Liam Gallagher – C’MON YOU KNOW

— lullahush – A City Made of Water and Small Love

— Magi Merlin – Gone Girl EP

— Maria BC – Hyaline

— Mark Tremonti (of Alter Bridge and Creed) – Tremonti Sings Sinatra

— Melissa Weikart – Here, There

— Michael Schenker Group – Universal

— Mirraa May – Tales of a Miracle

— MONO – My Story, The Buraku Story (An Original Soundtrack)

— Muunie – Ele.mental EP

— Nduduzo Makhathini – In the Spirit of Ntu

— Nekkromaniac – Plague Eater (Vinyl Release)

— Odd Crew – Dark Matters (Part 1)

— One Armed Joey – Happiness, To Me

— Orochen – Anthroposcenic

— P.H.F. – Purest Hell

— Pet Deaths – unhappy ending

— Public Opinion – Modern Convenience EP

— ragenap – Thriving Culture

— Rip Room – Alight and Resound

— Rosie Carney – i wanna feel happy

— Sarayasign – Throne of Gold

— Say It Anyway – Picture Frames EP

— Sean Paul – Scorcha

— SEVENTEEN – Face the Sun

— Sex Pistols – Sex Pistols: The Original Recordings

— Sha’Leah Nikole – Work of heART EP

— Shaggy – Com Fly Wid Mi

— Simon McBride – The Fighter

— Slang (feat. Janet Weiss, Drew Grow, Kathy Foster, and Anita Lee Elliot) – Cockroach in a Ghost Town

— Smoke Or Fire – Beauty Fades

— Sofie Birch – Holotropica

— Sparks – Exotic Creatures of the Deep (Vinyl Reissue)

— Sparks – The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman (Vinyl Reissue)

— Stars – From Capelton Hill

— Steve Earl & The Dukes – JERRY JEFF

— Taking Back Sunday – Tell All Your Friends (20th Anniversary Edition)

— Tate McRae – i used to think i could fly

— Tosca – Osam

— Total Slacker – ExtraLife

— Trollfest – Flamingo Overload

— Ulf Ivarsson & Bill Laswell – Nammu

— Various Artists – Music From The Motion Picture Top Gun: Maverick

— Various Artists – Peaky Blinders Soundtrack (Vinyl Release)

— Various Artists – Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4, Volume 1 (Digital Release)

— Various Artists – Todo Muere SBXV

— Venus Principle – Stand in your Light

— Wallis Bird – Hands

— Wendy Carlos – TRON – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Vinyl Reissue)

— Wilco – Cruel Country

— Wild Wild Wets – Love Always

— With The Punches – Discontent EP

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