Year 2011 Round-up Part 6: Dolorean, The Deep Dark Woods, Dawes, Glossary, Ryan Adams

More huge favourites from the year 2011. One of these will also be my album of the year. And at least three of them are in the top 10.

Dolorean – Country Clutter from the album The Unfazed

The Deep Dark Woods – West Side Street (from the album The Place I Left Behind, not the best track on the album, but amazing nevertheless)


 
Dawes – If I Wanted Someone from the album Nothing Is Wrong

Glossary – A Shoulder To Cry On from the album Long Live All Of Us


 
Ryan Adams – Lucky Now (from the album Ashes & Fire)

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Album of the Month: Glossary – Long Live All Of Us

I don’t really have the time to write proper reviews at the moment, but here’s a couple of quick words about new brilliant Glossary album.

It’s dark when you leave for work and it’s again dark when you get back home from work. That’s the lovely Finnish November. You can barely see the light of the day and therefore it’s rather nice to listen to something that makes you feel the summer in your heart. Glossary’s new album Long Live All Of Us is the kind of a record that makes everything all alright and it just feels damn good to listen to it.

Long Live All Of Us is definitely a major contender when One Chord to Another (well me) starts selecting those very best albums of the year. I love everything about it. Just perfect soulful rock in my books. The band might be best known in the alt-country/americana/country rock circles, but you don’t really need to have a single country bone in your body to be able to fall in love with Glossary. Sure that background shines through, but things like E Street Band comes to mind as well. Actually if you love the great Finnish rock’n’roll group Damn Seagulls, you should definitely check out Glossary. My favourites might change on an hourly basis. Currently they might be When We Were Wicked and The Flood. These are not on soundcloud, but these two below are equally amazing. Long Live All Of Us is a marvellous record and easily worth all five hearts.

This is the opening track Trouble Won’t Last Always:


 
And this is a song called A Shoulder To Cry On:


 
Glossary Website

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Glossary – Long Live All Of Us

New Glossary album Long Live All Of Us came out a week or two ago on Last Chance Records. Which is nice. Soulful rock and alt.country. A band that should be huge. I’m a rather new traveller in this boat though. I only acquired my first Glossary album Feral Fire (their previous) earlier in 2011. I still haven’t heard this new one in full, because first I was wondering whether to go with the download instead of the physical copy, because the shipping charges to Finland were very high (shipping the new Glossary and Shane Sweeney CDs to Finland seem to cost $20 and that’s just too much. Otherwise pretty much the greatest label there is, because all the bands they have on their roster are stunning). And then when I decided to just go with the download, I can’t seem to be able to download it from This Is American Music tonight. My problem or theirs. Don’t know yet, but it will eventually get sorted. Anyway, the point of this post was just to quickly mention that there is a new Glossary album out and available. This is the wonderful opener Trouble Won’t Always Last.

Edit: And about two minutes after this post, Corey from This is American Music sent me a new link for the download. Now that’s what I call fast and fantastic customer service. Therefore it’s time to put the new Glossary album to my iPod, sleep 5 hours and then listen to new Glossary album for 8 hours at work. Sounds good to me.


 
Glossary Website

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Video of the Day #34: Glossary & Kelly Kneiser

A couple for the weekend, because I’m probably too busy to do any updates before next week (Flavour of the Month, Football quiz, Super Bowl etc).

I’ve been meaning to post this first one a couple of times, but I think I have forgotten to do so. Perhaps now it’s the perfect time to add this wonderful rock song to the video of the day section, because it’s starting to look like I only listen to beautiful folk songs here at the onechord.net headquarters. Save Your Money For The Weekend is an outtake from Glossary’s latest album Feral Fire that came out last summer I think. Tennessee-based Glossary is a band that is criminally unknown band in this household. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve heard so far and I love pretty much all the bands they are associated with (like Lucero and Drive-By Truckers), but I still haven’t really paid enough attention to them. Maybe I should not save the money for the weekend and instead save it for Glossary’s back catalogue. The song and video are both utterly wonderful.

Glossary – Save Your Money for the Weekend from Stewart Copeland on Vimeo.

Kelly Kneiser is a member of Glossary and you can download her solo EP for free from the Glossary website. Happiness Looks Good On You is the opening track and after listening to it, you probably want to go and download her EP.

Kelly Kneiser “Happiness Looks Good On You” from Joey Kneiser on Vimeo.

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