Fun fun, I’ve given a few awards out on this month’s radio show like…
What’s the cover of the year?
Band name of the year?*
Lushest album of 2020? (spoiler: it’s by Gia Margaret)
Join me on Soho Radio today from 4-6pm GMT for this month’s Drowned in Sound 2020 ‘awards’ show + The Unhappy Hour to find out (or listen back on Mixcloud after broadcast - I’ll share the link and tracklisting when it’s up)
- = clue:
As in cover song or artwork?
cover song - it’s pretty hard to discuss artwork on the radio…
Certainly is with that attitude
Her album came out last year.
Eartheater - Phoenix: Flames are Dew Upon my Skin
“Where are those flames going and why is the goblin person not at all bothered about it?!”
Cover song: Imagine by Gal Gadot & Friends
Fuck you I’d forgotten about this
Would be highly suspicious if anyone other than The Strokes got comeback of the year. Could maybe argue Bright Eyes, Flaming Lips, or Gorillaz, but the scale of the comeback and the length of time since last great album are way more impressive in the case of The Strokes.
I guess if you’re talking about singles rather than albums Lady Gaga coming out with her first decent song since 2011 and it being a stonker is also pretty impressive.
I can’t stand The Strokes.
It’s a scottish duo who have a new album coming in 2021
Feels like Justin and the lads were never away for long and were just shoddy.
Bright Eyes come back after almost a decade with a great album.
Depends what you mean by comeback. I’d say that a) The Strokes album is even better than Bright Eyes and b) 17 years between great albums (with bad ones in between) is a bigger comeback than 9 years of self-imposed exile with lots of similar sounding side projects in the meantime