Toy – Clear Shot


Hello friends. It’s time for a rare late night blog post at the Spotinews blog. Here is the excellent new album by Toy. Genre: rock (indie/psych/shoegaze). Enjoy!

(US version here)

(Recommended listening!)


Toy – Clear Shot

Morning. We begin the release week with the tremendous new album by veteran singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Recommended listening. Enjoy!

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker

Hey again. The final update of this release week was a big surprise for me. Poet/rapper/spoken word artist Kate Tempest creates soundscapes that will make you melt. Recommended listening. Read some positive reviews and enjoy!

(Genre: I’ll put this as soul/pop even though that may be slightly inaccurate.)

(US version here)

Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos

Hey there. Let’s start off the release week with the stellar new album by singer-songwriter Angel Olsen. Recommended listening. Enjoy!

Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen – My Woman

Howdy folks. Finally we have the epic new album by Car Seat Headrest. Genre: indie rock. Recommended listening. Enjoy!

Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial

Hello again. Did I save the best for last? Yes. The excellent self-titled debut album by Heron Oblivion is recommended listening for sure. Genre: psychedelic folk/rock. Enjoy!

(Version for FR, GB and IE here.)

Heron Oblivion

Heron Oblivion – S/T

Morning. The latest album by singer-songwriter Emma Pollock is recommended listening. Enjoy!

(US version here.)

Emma Pollock

Emma Pollock – In Search of Harperfield

Hello again. Here you have my top 10 of 2015. If you remember my previous year-lists you will notice some notable favorites of mine are missing here. It was just one of those years and change is good, right? Anyhow, I will be back with regular updates on December 28. Merry Christmas and enjoy!

(Playlist here.)

This Is HeadScreaming FemalesMikal CroninSon LittleGabiDu BlondeJulia HolterMyrkurBelle & SebastianSleater-Kinney

10. This Is Head – S/T
09. Screaming Females – Rose Mountain
08. Mikal Cronin – MCIII
07. Son Little – S/T
06. Gabi – Sympathy
05. Du Blonde – Welcome Back to Milk
04. Julia Holter – Have You in My Wilderness
03. Myrkur – M
02. Belle & Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
01. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love

Hello. Let’s keep going with the second part of my top albums of 2015. Part 3 will be up tomorrow. Enjoy!

(Playlist here.)

Laura MarlingGun OutfitDen svenska björnstammenGretchen PetersThe Dead WeatherGrimesSusanne SundførThe Last Hurrah!!José GonzálezNo Joy

20. Laura Marling – Short Movie
19. Gun Outfit – Dream All Over
18. Den svenska björnstammen – Country
17. Gretchen Peters – Blackbirds
16. The Dead Weather – Dodge and Burn
15. Grimes – Art Angels
14. Susanne Sundfør – Ten Love Songs
13. The Last Hurrah!! – Mudflowers
12. José González – Vestiges & Claws
11. No Joy – More Faithful

Hi there. This is the first part of my top 30 albums of 2015. Some surprises will be included for sure, both when it comes to who made it in and to those who missed out. Parts 2 and 3 will be up over the next couple of days. Enjoy!

(Playlist here. Regular updates, including additions to the regular playlist, will be back a few days after Christmas.)

John TejadaMartin CourtneyChastity BeltLarry Campbell & Teresa WilliamsSurf CityRachel GrimesGuy GarveyLana Del ReyPondChamps

30. John Tejada – Signs Under Test
29. Martin Courtney – Many Moons
28. Chastity Belt – Time to Go Home
27. Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams – S/T
26. Surf City – Jekyll Island
25. Rachel Grimes – The Clearing
24. Guy Garvey – Courting the Squall
23. Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon
22. Pond – Man It Feels Like Space Again
21. Champs – Vamala