Media – October 2017

Things that have caught my attention, in no particular order:

Songhoy Blues – Resistance
World music meets crunchy guitar. More great music with political insight from this group from Mali.

St. Vincent – Masseduction
More brillance.

Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
Pure unadulterated roots guitar picking and singing. No pretensions here, great for a fall bike ride.

Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder
A new album, same old sound. If you like it (and I do), that’s not a bad thing.

Media-September 2017

Things that have caught my eyes, ears, and mind this month, for whatever reason.

Polaris Awards
This pretty much sums up Canadian music to me. Diverse, challenging, and interesting, it is always worth checking out the list of nominees for hidden gems. My favourite find right now: Weaves

LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
Some people question the “comeback”. This is another great album, what else matters?

Whitehorse – Panther in the Doll
Consistently great releases. Roots rock with fantastic tones and vocals.

Tinariwen – Elwan
World beats with crunchy guitar. Hypnotic.

Medium: “The Success Bloggers Are Selling You Bullshit.” by Jon Westenberg. I like Medium – thought provoking articles, many that I disagree with. Thus one hits the mark.