An occasional look at what media and music I have on heavy rotation. See previous editions here.
January is typically a poor month for new music, but I have found a few decent albums to keep me warm through the greyest of days.
- Marlon Williams / Make way for Love – Kiwi singer songwriter who continues to stun, with a modern twist on vintage country. Love his voice and songwriting. Was due to see him live in March, but snowmageddon meant the gig was postponed to April.
- Hans Zimmer / Bladerunner 2049 – Watched the movie during March, and was blown away by the soundtrack. Listening to the album on its own is also great, an epic, sweeping soundscape that is perfectly set for the time of the movie.
- Franz Ferdinand / Always Ascending – Really enjoying the sixth studio album from these guys. Decent pop songs with a nice art-rock groove. Always like their stuff, and have played this a lot since its release.
- Tracey Thorn / Record – A long time, but not a long way from the music she did with Everything but the Girl, one of the finest voices in modern pop returns with a great selection of tunes.
All album links in here will take you to Spotify. Let me know what I should be listening to in the comments.