Sunday, 31 October 2010

Thea Gilmore - Angels In The Abattoir Update (October 2010)

The end of another month and this means another Thea Gilmore song for us Angels In The Abattoir. This month is another revisited song written by Thea and Nigel Stonier: Blue Shadow from Nigel's album Brimstone & Blue, reworked by Thea.

Thea describes it as 'a song of longing and loss.. maybe of a friend or a lover, but I remember very clearly when we finished this song that we both really loved its simplicity and ache..'.

I like the take, in particular the simple piano leading into the middle of the song, and it's another solid vocal from Thea. That said, something new and more upbeat would be great.

2010 Music Chart - October

Only one new album this week. Too many other things going on. I always have time for Suzanne Vega and the second volume of her Close Up series 'People & Places' is out. Hope to pick things up towards Christmas and write some reviews for albums I missed earlier in the year.

So for now, here is the album list for the year so far:
  1. I Speak Because I Can by Laura Marling
  2. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
  3. Brothers by The Black Keys
  4. High Violet by The National
  5. This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
  6. Special Moves by Mogwai
  7. The Betrayed by Lostprophets
  8. Hawk by Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
  9. The Winter of Mixed Drinks by Frightened Rabbit
  10. Flamingo by Brandon Flowers
  11. Murphy's Heart by Thea Gilmore
  12. The Place We Ran From by Tired Pony
  13. Acolyte by Delphic
  14. The Courage Of Others by Midlake
  15. Close-Up Volume 1: Love Songs by Suzanne Vega
  16. Close-Up Volume 2: People & Places by Suzanne Vega
  17. July Flame by Laura Veirs
  18. Further by The Chemical Brothers
  19. Sea Of Cowards by The Dead Weather
  20. Year Of The Black Rainbow by Coheed & Cambria
  21. How To Destroy Angels EP by How To Destroy Angels
  22. Sky At Night by I Am Kloot
  23. The Quickening by Kathryn Williams
  24. Hearts & Minds by Seth Lakeman
  25. Immersion by Pendulum
  26. Handmade Life by Chris Wood
  27. End Times by Eels
  28. When Colours Flow by Ambeson
  29. Crystal Castles (II) by Crystal Castles
  30. When This Was The Future by Lisa O Piu
  31. Fire Like This by Blood Red Shoes
  32. Graceful Bow (EP) by Jason Ward
  33. Rotten Pear by Andrew Vincent
  34. Renegades by Feeder

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Solomon Burke RIP

Ting Tings go acoustic for XSession

Three great videos of acoustic sessions from Ting Tings for the News Of The World online XSessions. Brilliant session from a brilliant band.

Enjoy The Silence/Love Will Tear Us Apart
Shut Up And Let Me Go

On the News Of The World site.