Feel Like Going Home (Music)
Wed Jan 8th 2014 7.00am–10.00am
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Minor Alps “Waiting For You”
from Get There (Barsuk Records 2013) —80. Nada Surf frontman Matthew Caws and singer/songwriter and ex-Blake Baby Juliana Hatfield with a surprisingly consistent debut.
Villagers “Nothing Arrived”
from (Domino 2013) —79. Second album from Dubliners Conor O'Brien, Tommy McLaughlin, Danny Snow, James Byrne and Cormac Curran
Shannon Whitworth “You Are in Love”
from High Tide (Redeye 2013) —78. Fans of Americana-tinged pop, ala Brandi Carlile, might find much to like in Ms. Whitworth, formerly of the quasi bluegrass Asheville, N.C. band the Biscuit Burners.
Shout out Louds “Sugar”
from Optica (Merge 2013) —76. Stockholm band led by Adam Olenius that channels its inner Cure for its fourth album.
Nikki Hill & Deke Dickerson “Feelins”
from Soul Meets Country! (Major Label 2013) L —71. A great cover of the Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn classic. This EP came completely by surprise, and though its only four songs, it features the Bo-Keys (Howard Grimes!) and makes my Best of list easily.
The Wilhelms “Company of Strangers”
from Film At 11 (Perdition 2013) L —66. Andy Ploof and John Wendland are friends of mine. And two finer songwriters I've never known.
Half Knots “Bridge”
from Proof (self 2013) L —62. Led by the songwriting and singing of Danny Kathriner, this short and poignant record is one of the strongest and most underrated local releases of 2013.
The Del Lords “When The Drugs Kick In”
from Elvis Club (MRI 2013) —59. Comeback album of the year, first for the band in 23 years in fact.
The Belle Sounds “Rockingham Lane”
from The Belle Sounds (self released 2013) —55. I love it when album comes out of essentially nowhere, grabs me and refuses to let loose. That's the case with the first album from Noëlle Hampton and André Moran.
The National “Pink Rabbits”
from Trouble Will Find Me (4AD 2013) —54. "High Violet" was so good (my favorite National album) that the follow up was sure to leave me wanting more. In this case, however, it's not a pink rabbit, apparently a cocktail of Tequila, Nestle Quick Strawberry Milk and Kahlua.
Ransom Note “Georgia”
from Big Soul (Tower Groove Records 2013) L —53. Please someone outside of St. Louis. Please pay attention to this band. Hell, they'd probably settle for someone outside of South City.
Melody Den “Going Back”
from Storylines (Perdition 2013) L —49. Career album from this St. Louis band. The horns. The vocals. The songwriting.
Goldspot “The Border Line”
from Aerogramme (Mt. Hoboken 2013) —48. I've said this before but it bears repeating: Siddhartha Khosla has the best name in rock music.
Cave States “Find a Way”
from The Great Divide (Undertow 2013) L —47. Danny Kathriner and Chris Grabau, blending their voices and songwriting beautifully on this first album under the name Cave States.
Dr. Dog “Rock and Roll”
from B Room (Anti 2013) —45. Not the album I was hoping for from the good Dr. but I'll take it.
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