yes, it's that time again... so what's cranking through the speakers of the house. I'm glad you asked...
"Drunkard's Prayer" - Over The Rhine - serene balladry
"To Begin With" - Holly Throsby - lovely acoustic stuff from Downunder
"Cotton Patch Gospel" - Harry Chapin - have always wanted to hear this musical based on Clarence Jordan's writing
"103 Degrees in June - Live in Chicago" - Graham Parker - a great rocking live set from the once angry young man
"Sweet Bells", "Little Lights" and "Wjile Mortals Sleep" - Kate Rusby - two Christmas albums and some regular folk from this brilliant folk singer. i could listen to her sing the whole phone book...
"LIFTED or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground" - Bright Eyes - early work by the prolific Conor Oberst and friends
"The Last Dog and Pony Show" - Bob Mould - former Hukser Du frontman solo work from 1998
"Daydream Nation" - Sonic Youth - I've never heard this!
"American Hearts" - A.A. Bondy - great raw blusey acoustic electric stuff
"Tour De Force" - Gil Scott-Heron - astonishing jazz from one of the greats
"Nineteeneightees" - Grant-Lee Phillips - really enjoying his gentle, croony stuff
"The Singing Mailman Delivers" - John Prine - his very first album apparently. sure its country but the man can sure write a song!
"Moon" (motion picture soundttrack" - Clint Mansell - fabulous moody, broody music
"And Now That I'm In Your Shadow" and "Where Shall You Take Me?" - Damien Jurado - just discovering his more reflective acoustic stuff. depressing but excellent songs
"A Woman Like Me" - Betty Layvette - brilliant early soul music
and several sampler albums from NoiseTrade....