Spurred on by some discussions here, here's an experiment: each month I'll post about what excited me musically during the past month. No genre restrictions, just what I actually listened the most. Not necessarily new or music released during that month, but always whole albums. I aim to give you something more substantial than a 3 minute track.
So, here we go: the top albums for the August.
The Hold Steady - Thrashing thru the passion
After a couple of so-so albums, they are back and in true form, again with the original keyboardist. As always, Craig Finn sure knows how to spin a tale.
Martin Tingvall - The rocket
Known from releases with Tingvall Trio (also worth checking out, great nordic jazz), this time around it's solo piano music. Easy, meditative, great for quiet evenings with a book.
Bruce Springsteen - Western stars
Got this without knowing it was to be backed by a movie, but it sounded like a movie soundtrack from the start. Bruce still has it.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants of the sun
Chris' voice still sounds as young and fresh as it did in the 90s. CRB leans heavier on the keyboards than The Black Crowes, but the hippie vibe is still there.
Oso Oso - Basking in the glow
Decided to give it a try after a positive Pitchfork review. Fun, easy going, catchy.
Tycho - Weather
Nice, flowing downtempo electronic music.
Bluetech - Sci-Fi Lullabies
Bedroom space electronics FTW! Picked up the album purely for the song titles which reference famous SF books. Did not disappoint.
So, what did you have on repeat lately?