Those are the three albums I would take with me from last year. Of the three I played James Blake the most, especially when I first bought it. There was lots to discover there.
Sadly, most everything else sounded the same.
That's got a lot to do with age, these old fellas ears do get tired of hearing, especially when it all sounds the same, all the time. I work on a radio station and I hear quite a small handful of songs, over and over and over and over...
I've also been past-wards with The Record Player, getting down to swinging sounds of the songs from yesteryear. There's nothing wrong in listening to a brilliant album in a dark room with 30 strangers, now is there?
Spend time with these albums, and the new things have to be really good things.
I've always enjoyed searching out the new, but it all sounded the same.
Sorry to have to repeat myself.
Here's the rub though, it's January 25th, I have already heard some songs that I quite liked.
So much so in fact, I went off to buy the albums - even though, get this! - one of them isn't out until Monday!!! Crazy.
Here's my review of First Aid Kit's The Lions Roar.
It's very good so far.
Next week I'll review 2 Bears.