Feel the Power Pouring in Their Veins

Some of my friends and I share music to listen to while we work. Sometimes we rate/review what gets shared with us and share those reviews with the group.

Continuing on from last week (and a few weeks before that), I’m working my way through Chris’ favorite albums from last year. We already covered (what would end up being) his #5 album, S. Carey’s Hundred Acres, back in April. But for his #4 spot, he put in a ton of music done by Sigur Rós or other bands/projects related to the band.

Sigur Rós – Route One (2018)

First, Chris shared their album Route One, which is a 24-hour-long remix album based on a single from 2016. I’ll get through that eventually, but in the meantime, I thought I should start with the single and then the 8 track “highlights” version. Continue reading

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Incinerated in a Light of Gold

Some of my friends and I share music to listen to while we work. Sometimes we rate/review what gets shared with us and share those reviews with the group.

Low – Double Negative (2018)

Continuing on from last week (and a few weeks before that), here is Chris’ favorite album from last year.

This is Low’s 12th studio album. And although I know I’ve heard of them before, I’m not sure I could tell you anything they’ve done. Continue reading

May Tomorrow be Sunny and Bright

Some of my friends and I share music to listen to while we work. Sometimes we rate/review what gets shared with us and share those reviews with the group.

Chris was going to share his top 10 albums of 2018 one at a time, but (for reasons unexplained), he shared them all at once. Number 3 was Christine and the Queens’ Chris, so I decided to tackle number 2 this week and his number 1 next week. And I’ll probably do the other albums in subsequent weeks when nobody else shares anything. If you want to know all of his top 10 albums of last year, you can check out his blog here. In the meantime, here are my thoughts on

The Voidz – Virtue (2018)

This is the second offering from a side project (or perhaps just the next project) for Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas. Continue reading

The Stars are Mine

Some of my friends and I share music to listen to while we work. Sometimes we rate/review what gets shared with us and share those reviews with the group.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Americana Deluxe (1998)

I’m not sure why I picked these guys this week. Perhaps because I’ve been looking through some old stuff I’ve written and am thinking about recording, and these guys came to mind. I’ve had these guys on my list of things to share for quite a while. Continue reading

Nothing Never Gets in Your Way

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Eric Clapton – Back Home (2005)

When I shared Doris Troy a few weeks back, I realized that we haven’t really shared any Eric Clapton. I thought about sharing something classic (Cream or Derek and the Dominoes), but then decided on doing something newer instead.

This is his 16th solo album. It’s mostly rock (of one flavor or another) with some gospel, reggae and soul. The whole thing is funkier and groovier than some of his other later-career stuff, which is why I shared it. Continue reading

A Dark World Aches for a Splash of the Sun

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Young the Giant – Cough Syrup (2011)

After taking off the few days between Christmas and New Years, I thought I’d ease back in with a single.

I discovered these guys about 4 or 5 years ago because my wife was watching Glee and they covered this tune about a year or so after the single came out. Continue reading

The Bunch of Golden Players

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Christine and the Queens – Chris (2018)

Friend Chris is jumping back in (at least on a limited basis) for the last few weeks of the year to share some of his favorite albums of this year.

This is the sophomore offering by French pop songstress Héloïse Letissier. She recorded the album in both French and English, so listen to whichever you please. Just be aware that the English version has one unique track, while the French version has two. Her goal was to break down gender barriers and stereotypes thematically. I don’t really know what that means yet. We’ll see at the end of if I feel like I noticed anything. Continue reading