Tag Archives: 2006

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, The Letting Go, 2006

I have a sorry history with this album. I bought it in the year of release and despite being aware of all the great reviews, I never seemed to understand what people were raving about. I wasn’t really listening, and … Continue reading

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Tortoise and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, The Brave And The Bold, 2006

So the first album post-Superwolf that I buy, after deciding Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy was the best thing since blue cheese, was this hard-to-love album of covers performed with Chicago ‘post-rock’ outfit Tortoise, a band whose albums I own none of. … Continue reading

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Cold & Wet 12″, 2006

This is the second single from The Letting Go album. Here we’ve got one album track plus two live songs with what seems to be the same band Oldham toured with for the Summer In The Southeast LP. The lead … Continue reading

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Cursed Sleep 12″, 2006

This is the first single released in advance of The Letting Go, one of Oldham’s most consistently melodic albums, although again, he has a collaborator, Dawn McCarthy, and they work some absolute magic together. The songs on this EP are … Continue reading

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The Walkmen, Pussycats, 2006

This was the second release for The Walkmen in 2006. The CD version, which I still have floating around somewhere, came with a bonus DVD, containing a ‘making of the album’ video. Pussycats is a song-by-song cover of the 1974 … Continue reading

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The Walkmen, A Hundred Miles Off, 2006

I was a Cure fan for years in the late 80s and early 90s. By the time Wild Mood Swings came out in 1995 all I wanted was for the Cure to strip back to a three piece and go … Continue reading

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Burial, Burial, 2006

I’m not a regular hip-hop dubstep pip-pop head. I’m not sitting pretty on the zeitgeist of electronica and I don’t listen to music on headphones much. But I do read a lot of current music news and occasionally things will … Continue reading

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Sparklehorse, Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain, 2006

Here I go waltzing into the fourth Sparklehorse album, quite a different kettle of fish to the debut released a decade earlier. Linkous almost goes mainstream here. Almost. The lyrics are as bonkers as usual. The sound is perhaps a … Continue reading

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The Tallest Man On Earth, The Tallest Man On Earth EP, 2006

It’s almost like after 40 years, someone, a Swede singing in English no less, has finally reached down and picked up the mantle thrown down by Dylan when he recorded Nashville Skyline in 1969 and there suspended his silver-tongued folk/rock … Continue reading

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