Just thought I would start this thread as I am interested to hear what you guys are listening to.
Basically I just want you to list the you favourite new album release so far since January. A track listing would be good and
a short note of why you like it so much noting any outstanding tracks.
Ok so I'll get the ball ruling with my favourite.
Paul Weller - Sonic Kicks
2. The Attic
3. Kling I Klang
4. Sleep Of The Serene
5. By The Waters
6. That Dangerous Age
7. Study In Blue
9. When Your Garden's Overgrown
10. Around The Lake
14. Be Happy Children
On release Weller claimed that Sonic Kicks would be ground breaking. Whilst not groundbreaking when compared to Ziggy Stardust it definitely is an album that
grabs your attention right from the fast paced cut and past lyrics of the opener 'Green' (words apparently taken at random from newspaper articles.
You can see the excellent video of Green here... http://youtu.be/kwyUp__mx4E
Next comes the brilliant narrative of 'The Attic' interwoven with a very catchy melody. Here is live from Maidsa Vale Studios here.http://youtu.be/mTKTnhSzhGQ
Kling I Klang is a great upbeat guitar number in the spirit of The Clash and is lyrically very interesting. Make up your own mind by clicking
here where you can see it performed pin 'Later with Jools Holland http://youtu.be/WAc9CQGyqK0
Sleep Of The Serine is a mood piece featuring violins and morphs beautifully into a guitar ballard 'By The Waters'.http://youtu.be/ohp1nV70y6A
That Dangerous Age, like Bowies 'Hours' is about getting older. This was the first single from the album and you can see the video here
Study In Blue features sellers mrs 'Hannah' and is probably the albums pivotal track at over 6 mins long. Very melodic and moody. Hear the
album version here.http://youtu.be/gK3kc63xKXQ
Dragonfly was based on a poem Wellers young daughter wrote in school. Very haunting and good use of bass and piano. See the explicit
video version here.http://youtu.be/N3dHq15uC9g
'When you Gardens' overgrown is one of my have tracks and is based on Syd Barrets travels around europe in the early 1970's.
Here the album version here.http://youtu.be/VcxSdnxUDa8
Around the lake. Great lyrics, great tube and great video..http://youtu.be/JdOi9lVutJ0
Twilight is a 20 second electronic spasm...from a yet unreleased track
Drifters... Middlle eastern psychedelia. Wellers voice just drifts over the melody...Noisy and brash and brilliant. Here the album version here
Paperchase is based on partly on the death of Amy Whinehouse. Another great track with a sudden ending. See the video here
Be Happy Children is a nod towards Wellers dad and his own kids. 2 of Wellers kids feature on the track and to me it is a nod to The Beatles
White album closer
Finally, if you get the deluxe version of the album, you get 2 bonus tracks. Starlite and the Brilliant Devotion. Here they are.