The new Richard Buckner album Surrounded has also gone by without even a mention on this blog. Another reason to think that maybe I should just quit, if I don’t have the time or energy to do this thing properly. But I’m kind of stubborn and I just won’t quit. Anyway, Richard Buckner is one of the best singer-songwriters and he doesn’t really need an introduction. I’ve been a fan since that devastating break-up album Devotion & Doubt back in 1997 (well I heard it probably a couple years later). Dents and Shells is another big favourite from the past, but there’s no need to be stuck in his glorious past. This songwriter is still in mighty fine form. These last two albums Our Blood (2011) and Surrounded (2013) are both great records. This is Mood from the new album.