10. High Profile Number Two

2010/12/10

Hello again. The 2010 Mega Project is now at the halfway point. From the title you can see that this is the second part with “high profile” releases that I for different reasons didn’t write about earlier this year. Most of these should already be familiar to you. Enjoy!

Straight-forward happiness and a certain quirkiness are the two factors that make Welsh psychedelic pop/glam rock band Race Horses stand out from the rest of the pack.

Race Horses

Race Horses – Goodbye Falkenburg

Alt-country singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne should be no stranger to you. However, her latest album, one of her best efforts, did somehow manage to slip below my radar back in September.

Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne – Tears, Lies and Alibis

Experimental rock band Swans released their first album in 14 years earlier this year and it was a good one.

Swans

Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky

The refined garage rock of The Fresh & Onlys impressed both listeners and critics a couple of months ago.

The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh & Onlys – Play It Strange

The ultra hyped pop/rock band Vampire Weekend followed up their superb first album with a second one that didn’t quite live up to the hype, in my not so humble opinion. But in the end it was actually not too shabby. The reason I didn’t write about it before was because the label decided to delay sending it to Spotify while making it available for free streaming at other places…

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend – Contra

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