10. High Profile Number Two
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 – 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 – 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 – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
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 – Contra