Category Archives: Folk

Teach me how to feel – Fran’s Review

This album took a while to grow on me, and I think I worked out why. It’s not that I don’t like poetry and imagery in music, it’s just that I prefer it dressed up with as much melodrama as possible – Kate … Continue reading

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Glistening under a Sea of Blue – Dave’s Review

Joni Mitchell’s 1971 album Blue is a calm, acoustic, heartfelt record. It’s easy to drift away with the music and Joni’s delicate voice, but if you dig into the lyrics, the album begins to flourish. Opener All I Want is an open-hearted, … Continue reading

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Blue songs for blue skies..?

I’m in the mood to sample a classic! And by most measures this fortnight’s album is a classic. Rolling Stone ranked it the 30th best album of all time, and when the New York Times were looking for the 25 albums that represent “turning points … Continue reading

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Edward Sharpe and the Impersonation Machine – Fran’s Review

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ self-titled third album starts with two strong tracks. The optimistic Better Days is followed by bouncy country song Let’s Get High, although the latter ends with a downbeat three minutes of repetitive singing about … Continue reading

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Stoked for Nu Folk

Following on from last fortnight’s minimal electronic extravaganza, my pick for this fortnight has a different take on the psychedelic theme. Until Sunday 6th April Dave and I are listening to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ eponymous third album. This is a band that two … Continue reading

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4. Diamond Mine

Dave’s Albums of 2011 4. Diamond Mine by King Creosote & Jon Hopkins The most beautiful record of 2011, Diamond Mine by King Creosote and Jon Hopkins paints a picturesque ideal of small town Scotland, an image depicted wonderfully by the cover art. Café … Continue reading

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A Look Back At The Sixties

We have reached a pivotal point on our musical adventure, as we move from the 1960’s to the 1970’s. I thought this would be a nice opportunity to look back at the albums we have been listening to in recent … Continue reading

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