And now for something completely different, we have Migos as our highlight of the week.
Tift Merritt’s Stitch of the World is our album of the week.
Yes, it’s another playlist dominated by singer-songwriters. We promise to mix things around next week – there’s still quite a backlog of songs we want to feature! – but with both Wilco and Okkervil River putting out new records you know we had to do this.
Someone playing in front of a lot of people in the most perfect scenery you can get in a music festival. Photo by Hugo Lima [Vodafone Paredes de Coura]
Writing a review about Vodafone Paredes de Coura is always one of the most painful things I can do as a music writer. First, if I am to judge the musical performances – and, of course, some of those were pretty forgettable, others not even worth mentioning, as there are always some rotten strawberries even in the nicest basket – I can never do justice to how good the festival is as a whole. Second, if I’m to write a review, it means this years’ edition of the festival – and the best week of the whole year for most people who attend it – is over, and there are 51 boring weeks left until we return.
This week, in our playlist, we preview the Vodafone Paredes de Coura 2015 festival with 24 songs by some of our favorite artists playing at this years’ festival: Father John Misty, The War On Drugs, Steve Gunn, Mark Lanegan, White Fence, Iceage, Slowdive, Waxahatchee, Lykke Li, Natalie Prass, Woods, and Charles Bradley.