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#302: Vanishing Twin, “Ookii Gekkou”

This week we’re tagging along with Vanishing Twin on a space trip. The British band’s new album, “Ookii Gekkou”, draws as much from Sun Ra-ish jazz experimentalism as from euro-stamped kosmische, and is our album of the week.

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#226: M. Ward, “Migration Stories”

We thought about not posting anything else for a day except John Prine tunes. But hey, there’s 1h43min of new tunes to listen to, and we’re not holding them hostage. This week, we focus on M. Ward’s tenth LP, Migration Stories. Which is, basically, more of the same. Fortunately for us, was there a time where “more of the same” from the American singer-songwriter meant anything other than good news?

Plus: new tracks by Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The RealLoose KooziesWestern CenturiesBrent CobbDoug TuttleAlex IzenbergTOPS, Irma Vep, Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverNo AgeIceageYves TumorPsychic IllsOrville PeckJess WilliamsonWhitney Rose, Superwolf, Andrew BirdSharaya SummersLaura MarlingTalitha FerriBasia BulatLogan Ledger, and Mavis Staples.

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Bolachas’ Top Albums of 2012: personal choices

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1. Fiona Apple. The Idler Wheel…

2. David Byrne & St. Vincent. Love This Giant

3. Point Reyes. Golden

4. Sharon Van Etten. Tramp

5. Bill Fay. Life is People

6. Matt Elliott. The Broken Man

7. Swans. The Seer

8. Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Psychedelic Pill

9. Hundred Waters. Hundred Waters

10. Spiritualized. Sweet Heart Sweet Light

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Bolachas’ Top 40 Albums of 2012

Check this out, a best of 2012 list that actually wasn’t posted until the year ended! A typical characteristic of a list like this – composed of the individual lists of some people whose music tastes I enjoy enough to ask them to contribute to the blog – is a certain conservatism (although there are some newcomers ranking pretty high, like Hundred Waters, Purity Ring, alt-J or Point Reyes) with some albums that manage to sneak into the top 10 despite not being the artists’ top moments (GY!BE, Spiritualized, Andrew Bird). Was 2012 that boring or are we the boring ones who only listen to boring music? Have your say in the comments section and post your own lists. Enough with the small talk…