A very classy, post-break-up-with-hubby record produced by T Bone Burnett. It's just such a refreshing move for her to dirty things up a bit.
I knew absolutely nothing about this particular gatefold sleeved, double CD wedged amongst the boxes of unloved discs sitting under the big "clearance" sign.
Nadia Reid, Aldous Hardling and Marlon Williams are part of the mother folking good South Island Kiwi's pushing their esoteric but trending trendy, angst-ridden tunes around the globe.
I swear, I will NEVER attend a live Mogwai event. I'm long past going to sonically damaging gigs where your ears fight for recovery for the next few days and your internalised speech sounds like an old transistor radio.
I heard a great interview on Radio New Zealand this morning with songwriter, producer and documentary maker Mark Tierney.
Any album that includes a track with banjo, 11 piece Indian violin ensemble, sitar and Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval is alright by me.
Another souvenir from one of my bin diving adventures, this is a very interesting mix of musical genres. To actually determine what those genres are however, is a rather perplexing challenge.
Love em or loath em, Genesis after Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett left, became even bigger stadium fillers and fully transformed into mega selling, production line pop superstars.
It's Friday. It's literally the weeks end. Time to give your brain the heave ho and leave all pretensions at the front door.
This recent release from Tricky is another brilliant collaborative effort. My only criticism is that all of the tracks could be a lot longer.
List your favourite gigs of all time. Try to include as much information as you can but most importantly include Date and Venue.
List the single most disappointing gig you ever went to.
List the loudest gig you ever went to.
List 10 bands or singers you don't like.
Homework assignment for September 2016. List your top 20 favourite bands of all time
Share your ideas for future Shut Up And Listen sessions.