[14 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 947 views]
Top 10 Finnish Albums of the Year 2014

Another day, another list. This time it’s Finnish albums of the year 2014. I suppose there are a few surprise omissions. For example Mirel Wagner and Pepe Willberg albums are awesome and worth all the hype, but I didn’t really listen to them that much during the year. Objectively speaking they probably are better than let’s say that Common Tones album, but I did listen …

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[14 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 947 views]
Top 10 Finnish Albums of the Year 2014

Another day, another list. This time it’s Finnish albums of the year 2014. I suppose there are a few surprise omissions. For example Mirel Wagner and Pepe Willberg albums are awesome and worth all the hype, but I didn’t really listen to them that much during the year. Objectively speaking they probably are better than let’s say that Common Tones album, but I did listen …

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[12 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 846 views]
Top 10 Finnish Songs of the Year 2014

Another day, another pointless list. This time I give you my favourite Finnish songs of the year 2014. This was a tough one to make and it really hurts to leave out many of my favourite bands. Thankfully most of them will appear on the forthcoming Finnish albums of the year list.
10. Swaying Wires – Some Blue Sky
First we have Swaying Wires and the title …

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[12 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 721 views]
Top 10 Songs of the Year 2014 – International Edition

It’s time to get this listing party started. I don’t think anyone actually cares, but I still love making these. Let’s start with my favourite songs of the year. I didn’t spend ages on this one, because that album of the year list is going to take a huge amount time. The top three are obvious and I kind of agreed on them (with myself) …

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[10 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 254 views]
While No One Was Looking – Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records

One more thing to do before those year-end lists. It’s time to celebrate 20 years of Bloodshot Records. They have given us a huge amount of wonderful music during their existence and they are still one of the finest labels out there. While No One Was Looking – Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records is a new compilation where 38 excellent artists cover classic songs …

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[9 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 332 views]
Common Tones – Broken Heart Sounds & Flannelmouth – I Am The Town

Sometimes it feels like One Chord to Another has drifted a bit too far from the starting point, which was to love, praise and promote melodic Finnish guitar pop. Finnish pop music was the reason I started this whole mess over thirteen years ago, so let’s get back to that core at least for one blog entry. These two new new releases perfectly fit under …

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[8 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 358 views]
She Keeps Bees, Bear Medicine & Faux Fawn

I should start making those year-end lists, but I still have a few dozen 2014 releases that I haven’t featured at all. Some that even might appear on those lists. So I try to shortly go through some of them before writing those lists later in December.

This first one is a very current favourite actually, because I just got fully into this She Keeps Bees …

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[8 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 425 views]
Adam Carroll, Chris Stalcup and The Grange & Michael Rank and Stag

I should start making those year-end lists, but I still have a few dozen 2014 releases that I haven’t featured at all. Some that even might appear on those lists. So I try to shortly go through some of them before writing those lists later in December.

Adam Carroll is a Texas-based songwriter and definitely a mighty good one. Otis Gibbs introduced him to me years …

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[8 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 255 views]
Video of the Day #154: Frontier Ruckus – The Splendid World

It’s no surprise, but I love the new Frontier Ruckus album Sitcom Afterlife. It’s the best thing that has been released this year. They won the album of the year award here last year and they are going to do it again this year. Eternity of Dimming probably stays as my favourite Ruckus album, but this one is also utterly wonderful. Little Henrietta, Bathroom Stall …

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[8 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 393 views]
Red Jacket Mine, Paul Gonzenbach & Naïm Amor

I should start making those year-end lists, but I still have a few dozen 2014 releases that I haven’t featured at all. Some that even might appear on those lists. So I try to shortly go through some of them before writing those lists later in December.

Red Jacket Mine is a Seattle-based group that has been featured here a few times over the years. Their …

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[7 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 329 views]
Jere Ijäs, Nopat & Jukka Nousiainen

I should start making those year-end lists, but I still have a few dozen 2014 releases that I haven’t featured at all. Some that even might appear on those lists. So I try to shortly go through some of them before writing those lists later in December.

First we have the new self-titled Jere Ijäs album that came out on Turenki Records a few months ago. …

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[3 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 299 views]
The Perfectos – Songbirds & Wolves

Why aren’t The Perfectos the famous? I really love this stuff. I first got into The Perfectos through John Davey. He was a guest at Youngblood podcast and he chatted about The Perfectos with the host(s). Then they played this song:
Love is Blind by The Perfectos
Ok, that might not be the second coming of the Christ or anything like that, but it’s a damn wonderful …

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[3 Dec 2014 | No Comment | 334 views]
Guy Capecelatro III – Scatter the Remains

I can’t exactly remember how I found this album at Bandcamp a couple of weeks ago, but I’m extremely pleased that it happened. The music instantly won my heart over, I bought the download and this has been on heavy rotation ever since. I’m probably very late to this party, because it looks like Guy Capecelatro III has released a lot of music over the …