To Die By Your Side

Last week I was mostly listening to…

April 21st, 2012

Late again I’m afraid. Almost getting on for two weeks in fact. Not to worry though, as I’ve said many times before, better late than never. Not that I want that to become a mantra round here. Anyway, this list is for the week of the 9th to the 15th of April. As you can see, the top 2 spots were taken up by new releases while the rest of the list is made up of some old favourites. It has to be said that I’m still enjoying the Alabama Shakesrecord and as yet, it’s shine hasn’t started to diminish so maybe it has more life to it that I gave it credit. As for the new Spiritualized record, well it’s kind of what you expect from them these days. A good record that ticks all the expected Spiritualized boxes but which seems a little diluted when you compare it to ‘Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space‘. Though to be honest, most records are left lacking when compared to that record. I guess it’s not really fair to continually compare two records from different parts of a career. Taken on it’s own merits, Sweet Heart Sweet Light‘┬áis a fine record that dazzles in places and sort of underwhelms in others. Having said that, there’s more good than bad and I can definitely see it making a few more appearances in future lists. In the meantime, here’s some music from some of the bands that filled my ears that week.

Spiritualized – hey jane (live version) : original version available to buy on ‘Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Karen Elson – stolen roses (live session version) : original version available to buy on ‘The Ghost Who Walks

Bright Eyes – arienette (live session version) : original version available to buy on ‘Fevers & Mirrors

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Traits posted the following on May 5, 2012 at 12:59 am.

Good stuff. I’m really loving Sweet Heart, Sweet Light.
For me, So Long You Pretty Things is one of the best songs Spiritualized have ever made. Brilliance.

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