In this episode we listen to new music that pairs well with a sunny, summer afternoon. You’ll hear new songs from Sacred Paws, Spiral Stairs, The Feelies, Slowdive, Real Estate, Pile, Julie Byrne, and Why?. We also take a look at the Showtime documentary “Making Pet Sounds” and listen to Bob Dylan’s “North Country Blues”.
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Sacred Paws “Everyday”
Spiral Stairs “Dundee Man”
The Feelies “Gone, Gone, Gone”
Slowdive “Sugar for the Pill”
Real Estate “Darling”
Pile “Rope’s Length”
Julie Byrne “Follow My Voice”
Why? “Proactive Evolution”
The Beach Boys “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”
Bob Dylan “North Country Blues”
For me, this list is the most important thing I write all year. While I enjoy all the various writing avenues I take, the “Top Albums” list is really the end-all-be-all. I’m not blind to the list of other music websites, and as I peruse them, I always find myself scoffing or shaking my head in frustration. Sometimes it’s because of the thinly veiled politics behind picks; other times it’s the unwarranted hype given to an artist who still needs time to grow. I like to believe that I’m so outside the industry and that I can give you a list that is based solely on my passion for music that lurks outside the mainstream. Once again, I’ve compiled a list of some incredible albums that hail from a wide range of genres. Give the first 20 a read through and a listen, and I’m sure you’ll find something that strayed beyond your listening peripheral in 2014.
We are almost to the mid-point of 2014, and there have already been some outstanding releases. With a promising second half of the year ahead of us, I’d like to take a moment to spotlight some of my favorite albums from the year so far. To try to keep some semblance of control, I’ve limited my list to albums released prior to June 1st.
In this episode we listen to some new tracks from Real Estate, Duck Sauce, Liars, and The Both. I also discuss seeing Neutral Milk Hotel in concert, a documentary featuring Black Flag, and of course, a look at the story of Bob Dylan. Check it out HERE or subscribe on iTunes (search: BDWPS)
Real Estate “Talking Backwards”
Duck Sauce “Charlie Chazz & Rappin Ralph”
Liars “Mess on a Mission”
Neutral Milk Hotel “Holland 1945”
The Both “Milwaukee”
Black Flag “Depression”
Bob Dylan “Song to Woody”
Low on resources, I recorded today’s podcast on an old tape recorder I found in the garbage at work. The result is the first ever lo-fi podcast. On this podcast I discuss some of my favorite summer albums of 2012, and I visit a few tracks that have been stand outs for me this past month including James Brown, Real Estate, Yellow Ostrich, and much, much, more. Check it out here or look up BDWPS on iTunes and subscribe.
And then there were 20. For those that have followed BDWPS.com all year (all two of you), you may see some entries on albums that look very familiar. Instead of trying to re-invent the wheel, I decided to save myself time by simply copy and pasting my thoughts on the album from months past. I hope this isn’t disappointing, but I am only one man and this hobby of mine can be a lot of work. Whatever way I can cut corners I will.
And now, the Top 20 Albums of 2011…