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stephen

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albums of the year
« on: Thu, Nov 23, 2017, 19:41 PM »
Is there anything good that i've missed that i should be buying Mrs. Stephen for Christmas?

Sunday_Boy

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #1 on: Thu, Nov 23, 2017, 21:16 PM »
I would strongly recommend Songs From The Novel "Greatest Hits" by Kathryn Williams - especially the song Gethsemane - and the accompanying novel would make a nice gift too. Pleasure by Feist - especially A Man Is Not His Song - is also worth a shout. And I am completely under the spell of Not Even Happiness by Julie Byrne, which is mesmerising from start to finish. Having said that, I have listened to Greetings From Hamilton, Canada and Lino more than anything else this year, but I suspect Mrs Stephen may co-own them already.

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #2 on: Fri, Nov 24, 2017, 09:21 AM »
Is Gethsemane a cover of the Withered Hand song of the same name? Looking forward to seeing her at Tae Sup Wi A Fifer tomorrow night.

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #3 on: Fri, Nov 24, 2017, 12:26 PM »
Me too!

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #4 on: Fri, Nov 24, 2017, 13:06 PM »
Is Gethsemane a cover of the Withered Hand song of the same name? Looking forward to seeing her at Tae Sup Wi A Fifer tomorrow night.
Sadly not! The lyrics were written with Laura Barnett, who wrote the accompanying novel and also The Versions of Us. The recording features Neill MacColl, Kate St John and Michele and Romeo from The Magic Numbers, all clearly having tremendous fun. Enjoy tomorrow night!

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #5 on: Fri, Nov 24, 2017, 23:53 PM »
I have the Seamus Fogarty album on constantly at the moment. He was great at the Hug and Pint tonight, great tunes, good banter.

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #6 on: Sat, Nov 25, 2017, 02:08 AM »
I have the Seamus Fogarty album on constantly at the moment. He was great at the Hug and Pint tonight, great tunes, good banter.

Aye that's a good un. I'm always listening but I'll still struggle to come up with stuff I've loved.

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #7 on: Sat, Nov 25, 2017, 09:13 AM »
I don't know exactly what mrs stephen likes stephen but here are a few albums that I have played many times this year,

in no particular order,

Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Arovane & Hior Chronik - Into my Own
Floating Points - Reflections - Mojave Desert
London Sessions - Follakzoid feat J Spaceman
Gas - Narkopop
Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzalez - Room 29
Jens Lekman - Life will see you now
The Caretaker -  at the end of time (stage 1,2 and 3), these are sublime
Clint Mansell - Loving Vincent
Max Richter - Three Worlds : Music From Woolf Works
Penguin cafe - The Imperfect Sea
Music for People in Trouble - Susanne Sundefor
The infected Mass - This who walk away
Various - Mono No Aware
Various - Spiritual Jazz 7: Islam
Various - Noise Reduction System

Plus others I now forget, sure this hasn't helped.

Die Sehnsucht

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #8 on: Sat, Nov 25, 2017, 11:22 AM »
Faust – Fresh Air

They’re playing at Summerhall on Wednesday : )

Lavinia

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #9 on: Sun, Nov 26, 2017, 10:29 AM »
Faust – Fresh Air

They’re playing at Summerhall on Wednesday : )

With James Yorkston as warm up

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #10 on: Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 17:40 PM »
Faust – Fresh Air

They’re playing at Summerhall on Wednesday : )

With James Yorkston as warm up

Yes, what a wonderful odd combo! Very much looking forward to both acts.

stephen

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #11 on: Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 19:55 PM »
Faust are warming down for James.

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #12 on: Wed, Nov 29, 2017, 14:57 PM »
Michael Bolton - Songs of Cinema
The Bevis Frond ‎– The Auntie Winnie Album
Eddy Grant - Plaisance
Bell Biv DeVoe - Three Stripes
Zak Abel - Only When We're Naked (oooh Matron?)
Pitbull - Climate Change (canny touch it)
Texas - Jump on Board (aye, good luck wae that?)
Cornelius - Mellow Waves
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - The Punishment of Luxury (eh?)
MH&REB - Adios Senior Pussycat
Shabazz Palaces - Both albums
Demi Lovato - Tell Me You Love Me (the Frozen lassie?)
Shania Twain - Now (I feel like a woman)

See you all at T in the Park 18 style








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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #13 on: Fri, Dec 01, 2017, 11:28 AM »
in no particular order,

Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Not sure if we need a "quiet chat", or if I need to stage a full-blown intervention.

I'll give it some thought...

Deegers

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Re: albums of the year
« Reply #14 on: Fri, Dec 01, 2017, 12:16 PM »
in no particular order,

Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Not sure if we need a "quiet chat", or if I need to stage a full-blown intervention.

I'll give it some thought...

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