yep, a new month of emusic and noisetrade albums plus a couple that i paid proper money for....actually the emusic albums are $6 each and I gifted myself a few after Christmas... I have to say that Uncut Magazine is a great source for finding new stuff. and NoiseTrade is so excellent. BTW I'm telling you where I got them from. they're probably all on iTunes...
"If" - Bill Ryder-Jones - former lead guitarist for The Coral makes a lush, orchestral, cinematic album. gorgeous. on iTunes.
"The Sound of His Own Voice" - John Wesley Harding (aka Wesley Stace) - we discovered him while in the US and I love his early work. He had a folky period and now this star-studded album of treats. on YepRoc. (hmmm.. why is their website down today of all days...)
"Gentle Stream" - The Amazing - Swedish band that sounds like 70's east coast USA psych-folk rock with a jazzy drummer.... emusic.com
"Awkward Annie" - Kate Rusby - sublime English folk singer. I wish she'd played River Song in Dr Who and sung... emusic.com
"A New Day Yesterday" - Joe Bonamassa - have heard of this American blues guitar virtuoso but just plugged into him. emusic.com
"Variete" - Marc Almond - yes THE Marc Almond from Soft Cell. Campy, theatrical, melancholic. I love it. emusic.com
"Yesterday and Today" - The Field - another album by these remarkable Swedish electronic whizzes. listen to them. please. emusic.com
"Take No Thought For Tomorrow" - White Heath - Scottish mob who do a sort of theatrical rock thing. i mean The Decemberists meets Jethro Tull, or maybe Queen meets Sting meets... err.... Bob Evans... emusic.com
Leonard Cohen tribute by En Boca De - featuring Jackson Browne, kd lang, Nick Cave, Lambchop, Suzanne Vega.... emusic.com
"Live on San Francisco" - Marketa Irglova - co-star of "Once" and former co-memebr of The Swell Season. no more to be said, really. donationware on NoiseTrade.
"Quincy Jones Gold" - Quincy Jones. no I will not explain. go and get a musical education. emusic.com
"Open the Door" - Pentangle - iconic English folk group.... emusic.com
"Man With a Love Song" - James Hill - FANTASTIC ukulele album. I LOVE IT! iTunes
"Kensington Blues" - Jack Rose - stellar acoustic guitarist. think John Fahey etc... emusic.com
"Season of the Sparks" - Adrian Crowley - What? another brooding, melancholy baritone? yeah.... so good. emusic.com
and a couple of old Tom Waits albums and Roxy Music albums ... "Velociraptor" by Kasabian...iTunes...
I think that's it. pray for me...