Really big day for releases this, I’ll just cover the few that I’m most interested in but no doubt there’s much more to investigate.
The National - Sleep Well Beast
Big fan of this so far. Mellow/melancholy feel taken straight from Boxer…with electronic embellishments
Susanne Sundfor - Music for People in Trouble
Immediately struck by the beauty of this. Much, much more stripped back than Ten Love Songs, but it’s a sound I’m really into. I love her voice.
Nick Mulvey - Wake Up Now
Seems to be going for a much more collaborative, world-music influenced sound. I’ve enjoyed the singles…but I’m hoping all the extra details don’t cloud his rhythmic guitar writing style.
A few more I’m interested to hear:
Mount Kimbie: Love What Survives
Zola Jesus - Okovi
Sparks - Hippopotamus
Really enjoying The National, will move onto Mount Kimbie after I reckon. Neil Young is great (but heard most of it before in different iterations) and Alvvays is fine for what they do but agree that it’s a bad time for them to release something.
Just do not get Alex Cameron at all, I feel like I should like it but it just does not work for me.