It’s been another good month for music. Max Cooper released his new EP on Gearbox and Kid Wave released an amazing no frills indie EP (these could feature in our end of year review). Speedy Wunderground released their latest 7” with the insanely catchy Dangerous When Wet by Natalie Bang Bang. Cheaters came back with a new a slightly sound. Neil Young released Storytone, sadly it wasn’t as good as his previous work, but it wasn’t the worst thing I’ve heard this year.
On the other hand Tyrannosaurus Dead released one of the best albums of the year, scratch that, of any year. It redefines the lo-fi genre. Kelly Lee Owens teamed up with Ghost Culture to release a strong debut EP. It showcased her unique vocal talents, with some clever production.
Special mention needs to be given to Aretha Franklin. She released possibly the worst cover albums I have ever heard. Everything about the album from start to finish was wrong. The way they went about the covers was wrong from the start, and her mash up’s were hilarious at best.
As we are now approaching the end of the year, if past years are anything to go by, the quality of music coming out will decrease, but there are a few releases I’m looking forward to, but more of that next month…