I caught up with one of the most critically acclaimed albums from 2020, plus something old and something new (and something blue) by one of my Aussie favourites.
This is usually the time of the year when I trawl through the Best Albums lists for the previous year; as it turns out some of my big favourites made pretty damn great records.
A vibrant and playful return from one of my favourite electronic artists; a New Zealand folk singer with a penchant for weird.
Gorgeous introspective music for the soul from a new favourite and the old one.
I thought that, rather than acquiring more new music, I should give attention to the neglected albums in my collection that I never had a proper listen to.
Intoxicating genre-hopping pop by a Colombian-American singer; live album from an experimental folk band that delves deep into the Nordic past; vintage sound and a genuinely great voice.
90s riot grrrl punk rock; another fine album from one of my favourite UK bands; a folk supergroup make magic together.
Idiosyncratic pop from a Japanese-American songwriter; catching up with an old folky favourite.
Catching up with the old alt-rock favourites; an avant-garde prog-folk concept album about the 6th century Anglo-Saxon kingdom… no really that’s what the album is about.