We’re at the end of this historic crappy year. Still, there’s a good handful of albums that we kept coming back to at the Little Lighthouse. So, let’s take a look back and try to list those albums. Before the complete list of top 30 albums is complete in a week for now, let’s dig into the lower end of that list. For a crappy year, overall, the music was really good.
Datura4 – Mother Medusa;
Fuzz – Close Your Eyes;
X – I Gotta Fever;
All Them Witches – Lights Out;
The Third Mind – Claudia Cardinale;
Levitation Room – Stars Speak Softly;
The Sonic Dawn – UFO;
Bob Dylan – False Prophet;
Fred And Rose – In The Pines (Where Did You Sleep Last Night);
Nicole Atkins – These Old Roses;
Saba Lou – Penny Roll;
Natural Child – Farm;
The Berries – Passing Scene;
Honey Radar – Almanac Singer;
Bipolaroid – In My Cave.
New stuff today comes from Poison Boys from Chicago, Big Bite from Seattle WA, Chubby and the gang from London. And more! An exceptionally good album comes from Honey Radar in Philadelphia. Bonnie Prince Billy is also back with yet another album (is anyone still counting?). Revelers from Lafayette, Louisiana have another cool release drenched in the local traditions. Velveteen Rabbit from New York deliver a sold glam gem on Hozac records and Dry Cleaning from London sign out today with music from their latest EP.
The Replacements – Nowhere Is My Home;
Poison Boys – True Romance;
Chubby and The Gang – Trouble (You Were Always On My Mind);
Problemi – Twist na ulici;
NRBQ – Goofus;
Big Bite – Blue Nine;
Honey Radar – Carousel Society;
Honey Radar – Postcard Target;
Bark – Apocalypse Shimmy;
23 Skidoo – The Gospel Comes To New Guinea;
Bonnie Prince Billy – So Far and Here We Are;
Bonnie Prince Billy – Squid Eye;
The Revelers – Pendant je suis loin de toi (While I Am Far From You);
The Revelers – If You Ain’t Got Love;
Gene Clark – Train Leaves Here This Morning;
Josephine – I Won’t Wait Forever;
Velveteen Rabbit – I Wanna Be Your Woman;
Dry Cleaning – Conversation.
Today we hear some new music from the kings of lo-fi rock, Robert Pollard and Guided By Voices. He is as productive as ever. Following his footsteps in lo-fi, we introduce City Yelps from Leeds UK and Honey Radar from Indiana. Paul Kelly is back with a set of Shakespearean sonnets. Plastic Pals form Sweden have a new single. San Mikulec, a one-man band in Croatia is back with the new project called Snooze in Motion and we close everything with John Doe of X with his new album. Bob Hillman is a new name in show, he recorded an albums with the help of Peter Case. We pay respect to Jadranka Stojakovic, probably the greatest female character that ever came out of the Yugoslav pop and rock scene. She passed away yesterday.
Jadranka Stojakovic – Zivot je jednosmjerna cesta;
City Yelps – Light & Classical;
Honey Radar – Postcard Target;
Honey Radar – Scorpions Bought Me Breakfast;
Robert Pollard – Little Pigs;
Guided By Voices – Glittering Parliaments;
Guided By Voices – The Caterpillar Workforce;
Paul Kelly – O Mistress Mine (Clownâ€™s Song from Twelfth Night);
XTC – Melt The Guns;
Kim Simpson – Melt The Guns;
Jadranka Stojakovic – Putovanja;
Jadranka Stojakovic – Ko zna reci;
The Plastic Pals – Wouldn’t Change a Thing;
Bob Hillman – Bad Business;
Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds – Chicano Studies;
Disciplin A Ktchme – Nepokolebljivost pokazi ti uz neophodnu dozu neozbiljnosti;
Snooze In Motion – Agnes OM;
John Doe – Get On Board.
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