Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 31/03/23

Album of the Week – 31/03/23

Some good new sounds this week with Scottish folkster Alasdair Roberts (Grief in the Kitchen and Mirth in the Hall) leading the chase. Other albums worth a listen include Eddie Chacon (Sundown), The Hold Steady (The Price of Progress) and James Holden (Imagine This Is a High Dimensional Space of All Possibilities)

Did someone say supergroup? Yes, boygenius have arrived with their debut album, appropriately called ‘the record’. Where do they come up with these crazy ideas? The band comprises the talents of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus, and the album just about lives up to the hype. They’ve also announced their first Dublin date, if you like it you can see them live in August (Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin – 28 Aug 2023).

But, none of them took the top prize. Yes, if you watched him play it live in the National Concert Hall a few weeks ago (supporting David Gray), you’ll know what to expect. It’s the return of the Kittser…

Album of the Week – David Kitt – Idiot Check

“Genre-bending Irish musician and producer DAVID KITT shares his ninth studio album ‘Idiot Check’, today, 31 st March 2023 via RE:WARM. A unique and sincere songwriter with an expert ability to meld inspirations, eras, and sounds, Kitt’s music glimmers with a sense of timelessness well-earned after over 20 years immersed in music.

Out today, March 31 st 2023 via RE:WARM, his ninth studio album ‘Idiot Check’ sees the artist tap into a diverse range of influences once more, emerging as an ambient and atmospheric record that puts an eclectic experimental spin on traditional folk music.

The record sees Kitt joined by a number of special guests including Dylan Lynch of Dublin alt-pop band Soda Blonde on drums on “Wave of Peace” and regular collaborator Katie Kim providing backing vocals on several tracks including “Till the End”. In a real coup, he also enlisted the services of reclusive Canadian singer-songwriter Mary Margaret O’Hara on “Oh Folly”, with her vocals providing a spooky foil over the haunting track.”

Albums of Note:

— Alasdair Roberts – Grief in the Kitchen and Mirth in the Hall

— boygenius – the record

— Charlie Cunningham – Frame

— Eddie Chacon – Sundown

— Deerhoof – Miracle-Level

— James Holden – Imagine This Is a High Dimensional Space of All Possibilities

— The Hold Steady – The Price of Progress

— Murray A. Lightburn (of The Deers) – Once Upon a Time in Montreal

— Wild Child – End of the World

— William Tyler & the Impossible Truth – Secret Stratosphere

Albums Released on March 31st:

— A Certain Ratio – 1982

— AD INFINITUM – Chapter III – Downfall

— Alan Braxe – The Upper Cuts (2023 Edition)

— Alasdair Roberts – Grief in the Kitchen and Mirth in the Hall

— Alberta Cross – Sinking Ships

— Alpha Wolf – Shh EP

— Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Tilt at the Wind No More

— B. Cool-Aid (Pink Siifu and Ahwlee) – Leather Blvd.

— Baaba Maal – Being

— Barrie – 5K EP

— boygenius – the record

— Bury Tomorrow – The Seventh Sun

— Buzzy Lee (Sasha Spielberg) – Internal Affairs

— Charlie Cunningham – Frame

— Chlöe – In Pieces

— City and Colour – Love Still Held Me Near

— Conway The Machine – Won’t He Do It

— Crazy Horse – All Roads Lead Home

— Crown Lands – Fearless

— The Drift Institute – Damages and Their Slices

— Dead Lakes – daydreamer

— Deerhoof – Miracle-Level

— Detalji – Truly

— Eddie Chacon – Sundown

— Elly Kace – Object Permanence

— Filter – The Amalgamut (Vinyl Reissue)

— GEL – Only Constant

— The Hold Steady – The Price of Progress

— Instant Empire – Standing Eight Count

— IST IST – Protagonists

— Jake Pinto – Sad Songs for Happy People

— James Holden – Imagine This Is a High Dimensional Space of All Possibilities

— Jane. – Celeste EP

— Jared Mattson (of The Mattson 2) – Peanut

— Jisoo (of BLACKPINK) – Me

— Katie Gately – Fawn / Brute

— KMD – Black Bastards (Vinyl Reissue)

— Kris Ulrich – Big in the USA

— Larry June & The Alchemist – The Great Escape

— Last in Line – Jericho

— LIES (Mike & Nate Kinsella) – Lies

— Louis VI – Earthling

— Luke Laird, Lori McKenna, and Barry Dean – The Songwriter Tapes Vol. 3

— Marta Złakowska – When It’s Going Wrong

— Max Jury – Avenues

— McNeal & Niles – Thrust (Reissue)

— Melanie Martinez – Portals

— Meshuggah – ObZen (Reissue)

— Michigander – It Will Never Be the Same EP

— Mighty Popular – Mighty Popular

— MF DOOM – Operation: Doomsday (Vinyl Reissue)

— Mono – Heaven Vol. 1 EP

— Moss Icon – Lyburnum Wits End Liberation Fly – Anniversary Edition

— Murray A. Lightburn (of The Deers) – Once Upon a Time in Montreal

— Nakhane – Bastard Jargon

— Netherlands – Severance

— The New Pornographers – Continue as a Guest

— The No Ones (feat. Peter Buck) – My Best Evil Friend

— NOIA – gisela

— nothing,nowhere. – Void Eternal

— Nova One – create myself

— Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) – Dazzle Ships (40th Anniversary Edition)

— PACKS – Crispy Crunchy Nothing

— Popcaan – Great Is He Deluxe

— Powfu – tell me your feelings and i won’t tell you mine pt. 2 EP

— The Pretty Things – The Complete Studio Albums: 1965 – 2020

— Puscifer – Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired

— Rachel Baiman – Common Nationf of Sorrow

— Ric Wilson, Chromeo, and A-Trak – CLUSTERFUNK EP

— Richard Skelton – selenodesy

— Rob Mazurek & Exploding Star Orchestra – Lightning Dreamers

— Royal Otis – Sofa Kings EP

— Samiam – Stowaway


— Snow Patrol – Final Straw (20th Anniversary Edition)

— Steve Gunn and David Moore (of Bing & Ruth) – Let the Moon Be a Planet

— TDJ – Back To 123 EP


— Tyler, the Creator – CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale

— Various Artists – London Brew

— Visions of Atlantis – Pirates Over Wacken

— Warm Human – Hometown Hero

— The White Stripes – Elephant (Deluxe) (Digital Release)

— Wild Child – End of the World

— William Tyler & the Impossible Truth – Secret Stratosphere

— The Who – The Who with Orchestra Live at Wembley

— Yayennings (Jay Jennings of Snarky Puppy) – Yayennings Vol. 2

— The Zombies – Different Game


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