Monthly Archives: August 2010

Ry Cooder – He'll Have To Go

Cooder’s version of the Jim Reeves classic employs, apparently, a Bolero rhythm that softens the slightly creepy intensity of the original by adding a lazy grace and charm that gets you firmly on the side of the singer. Particularly impressive … Continue reading

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Wolf Parade – I'll Believe in Anything

What do you do when you’ve created this fantastic, pounding, anthemic, uplifting piece of music, chock full of crashing drums and squally, melodic guitar lines? You let the singer wail like a twat over it all. Marvellous.

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High Places – Head Spins

They’re a New York hipster duo and, I think, a couple. You can imagine. They make electronic music that doesn’t sound electronic: you can hear banjos and guitars, the clumsy thud of drums and other things banging together. It sounds … Continue reading

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Oliver Hardy – Lazy Moon

We had Harry Nilsson’s A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night album when I was a kid. A gorgeous record, full of pre-rock and roll pop standards such as What’ll I Do, As Time Goes By, You Made Me … Continue reading

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