It’s soon time to start making those pointless but enjoyable year end lists. Therefore I’ve been trying to catch up on things that I haven’t listened to enough this year.
The one that first came to mind was this amazingly beautiful album by Baltimore-based band Small Sur. I did spend some time with it when it came out in June, but it certainly deserves a whole lot more. For example this song, Salt, is just magnificent.
I wasn’t even aware that these somewhat legendary Canadians were back in this hockey game and that there was a new The Grapes Of Wrath album until I stumbled on it a week or two ago. I should really get a copy of High Road, because this the kind of melodic pop music that I love dearly. This song below just sounds fantastic to me. Ok, maybe I’ve heard a similar kind of song million times before, but I don’t really care. This is just perfect pop music. Good to See You again The Grapes Of Wrath.
The new Raina Rose album Caldera has also been on a heavy rotation lately. I think she is a great singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon (nowadays Austin, Texas). After listening to this song Woodsmoke, you probably will agree with me.