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[31 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 538 views]
PURSES – Hitchhiker / Wheels On The Run

I’ve been following the adventures of Drew Beskin since I heard Slowburner by The District Attorneys some years ago. The DA called it a day late last year, but thankfully we now have PURSES ready to hit our hearts (and there was that pretty damn fine album by Party Dolls in between as well). In my imaginary wonderworld, Drew Beskin has the same kind of …

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[21 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 946 views]
Matti Jasu & The Loose Train – What Goes On

Matti Jasu & The Loose Train released a mighty good music video during the last stages of 2015. I never posted it back then, because making those year-end lists and packing potatoes at the factory took its toll. Let’s correct that mistake by posting this fine tune a month later. It’s the second single from the forthcoming Matti Jasu & Loose Train album Gone to …

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[20 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 1,026 views]
Pony Bradshaw – Josephine

It’s time to move on to 2016 and it’s time to fall in love with new music again. It’s also time to make that final push until this blog is fifteen years old next September. For the last few years the guilt of continuously neglecting the blog and continuously neglecting plenty of amazing releases due to various reasons has overshadowed the positives. So I’m gonna …

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[2 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 3,178 views]
Top 10 Finnish Albums of the Year 2015

The pointless end of the year lists continue today with my favourite Finnish albums of the year. A lot of good albums came out and the list could easily be twice as long and there’s tons of stuff that I haven’t heard yet and stuff that I’m not even aware of. Perhaps the only downside was that I didn’t really completely fell in love with …

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[20 Dec 2015 | 2 Comments | 2,995 views]
Top 30 Albums of the Year 2015 – The International Edition (part three 10-1)

And here’s finally the final chapter in this album of the year list. Thanks for waiting, if somebody did wait. The Finnish albums of the year and EPs of the year lists still to come, but I think those won’t happen before Christmas. I have a couple of tough work days left before that and then it’s time to rest for a few days. So …

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[19 Dec 2015 | No Comment | 2,443 views]
Top 30 Albums of the Year 2015 – The International Edition (part two 20-11)

Part one
Part three

20. Hip Hatchet – Hold You Like A Harness
Hip Hatchet aka Philippe Bronchtein kicks of the top 20 with his beautiful album Hold You Like A Harness. There’s a couple of songs that I don’t like that much, but mostly I find it absolutely brilliant. Tacoma Bound and Words of Wisdom in the middle of the album is my favourite moment of the …

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[16 Dec 2015 | No Comment | 2,448 views]
Top 30 Albums of the Year 2015 – The International Edition (part one 30-21)

Moving on to the albums of the year. It’s been a damn good music year once again. I first made a top 75 for myself and I can honestly say that I really enjoyed each and everyone of those album. Therefore it was a real struggle to cut it down to top 30, but I’m finally done. Again this list is entirely personal. The records …

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[13 Dec 2015 | No Comment | 2,741 views]
Top 10 Songs Of The Year 2015 – The Finnish Edition

This is the next chapter of the dreaded end of the year lists. The Finnish songs I loved the most during the year. I try to get the albums of the year lists done before the Christmas as well, but it’s possible that you will have to wait a little longer (as if someone is actually waiting). The day job keeps me rather busy during …

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[10 Dec 2015 | One Comment | 2,791 views]
Top 20 Songs of the Year 2015 (The International Edition)

Time for the dreaded end of the year lists. I’m gonna kick off with my favourite songs of the year. First the international edition and the Finnish one a few days later. Remember that the lists aren’t in any way objective. These are just the songs I fell in love with during the year. If I fell in love with a simple little tune that …

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[8 Dec 2015 | No Comment | 1,553 views]
Brent Best & At The Helm Records

UK label At The Helm Records struck a deal with Last Chance Records and they will be releasing part of the current and future Last Chance catalog over in UK/Europe. That sounds mighty good to me, because Last Chance have released or are releasing albums from some of my favourite artists like John Moreland, Glossary, Austin Lucas, American Aquarium, Two Cow Garage. Unfortunately the Euro …