Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 10/03/23

Album of the Week – 10/03/23

Shana Cleveland – Photo by Kristin Cofer

There really is a lot of love out there for Fever Ray, if the reviews of their new album Radical Romantics are anything to go by! Another band with some hardcore fans, Death Cab For Cutie have released an acoustic version of their album from last year, Asphalt Meadows. There are also impressive new releases from H. Hawkline (Milk For Flowers) and Sleaford Mods (UK GRIM) which are worth a listen.

I would request that you check out Lonnie Holley right down the end of our list of suggested albums.  His new album ‘Oh Me Oh My’ really is quite unusual…

But instead of picking any one of those, we’ve doubled down on Shana Cleveland, with her new album Manzanita. Following up on our lovely review by Cathy Brown yesterday, she’s taking the top prize today.

Albums of the Week — Shana Cleveland – Manzanita

“These are luscious, beautifully layered songs, that bring a depth and complexity to what, at first listen, might seem achingly simple. There is so much to enjoy on this album – from insightful lyrics to lush instrumentation, intimate arrangements to sweeping melodies – all executed with an infectious and irresistible openness. As the album plays out with the otherworldly ‘Walking through Morning Dew’, the listener has fallen under Cleveland’s beguiling spell, proving that Manzanita is her most accomplished work to date.” – From our review by Cathy Brown which you can read here.

Albums of Note:

— Death Cab For Cutie – Asphalt Meadows (Acoustic)

— Fever Ray – Radical Romantics

— H. Hawkline – Milk For Flowers

— Murray A. Lightburn (of The Dears) – I Like Movies: Original Music From The Motion Picture

— The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong (Vinyl Reissue)

— Sleaford Mods – UK GRIM

— Lonnie Holley – Oh Me Oh My

March 10th:

— Ali Farka Touré – Voyageur

— Altin Gün – Aşk

— Ben Kweller – Sha Sha Deluxe

— The Blaze – JUNGLE

— Collapsing Scenery – A Desert Called Peace

— Conway the Machine and Jae Skeese – Pain Provided Profit

— Death Cab For Cutie – Asphalt Meadows (Acoustic)

— Dutch Uncles – True Entertainment

— Eaves Wilder – Hookey EP

— Fever Ray – Radical Romantics

— Flogging Molly – ‘Til the Anarchy’s Restored EP

— Frankie Rose – Love As Projection

— G Perico and DJ Drama – Hot Shot: Gangsta Grillz

— Godcaster – Godcaster

— H. Hawkline – Milk For Flowers

— Henrik Linstrand – Klangland

— J.T. IV – The Future

— Judiciary – Flesh + Blood

— King Khan – The Nature of Things

— Lonnie Holley – Oh Me Oh My

— Low Island – Life In Miniature (Extended Edition)

— The Luka State – More Than This

— Manchester Orchestra – The Valley of Vision

— Matt Anderson – The Big Bottle of Joy

— Meet Me @ The Altar – Past // Present // Future

— Miley Cyrus – Endless Summer Vacation

— MSPAINT – Post-American

— Murray A. Lightburn (of The Dears) – I Like Movies: Original Music From The Motion Picture

— Nanowar of Steel – Dislike to False Metal

— The Nude Party – Rides On

— Page McConnell and Trey Anastasio (of Phish) – January

— The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong (Vinyl Reissue)

— QWÄLEN – Syvä Hiljaisuus

— Rarelyalways – Work

— Ripe – Bright Blues

— Ryan Hamilton – Haunted By the Holy Ghost

— Shalom – Sublimation

— Shana Cleveland (of La Luz) – Manzanita

— Sleaford Mods – UK GRIM

— The Smile – Europe: Live Recordings 2022 EP

— Son Rompe Pera – Chimborazo

— Story Of The Year – Tear Me To Pieces

— Suicide Silence – Remember… You Must Die

— Taali – taali

— UNFELLED – Pall of Endless Perdition

—  Van Morrison – Moving On Skiffle

— Various Artists – Blacklips Bar: Androgyns and Deviants — Industrial Romance for Bruised and Battered Angels, 1992–1995

— Various Artists – Roadrunner United: The Concert (Live at the Nokia Theatre, New York, NY, 12/15/2005)

— Waldo Witt – Long Daze

— The War and Treaty – Lover’s Game

— Ward Thomas – Music in the Madness

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