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29. dec. 2013

2013: Årets bedste albums

Her følger listen over de 30 albums, der betød mest for mig i 2013 - 20 udenlandske og 10 danske.

Jeg har også oprettet en playlist på Spotify med i alt 66 numre fra disse 30 albums.

De 20 bedste albums: 

1. Jonathan Wilson / Fanfare
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / Push The Sky Away
3. Bill Ryder-Jones / A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart
4. John Grant / Pale Green Ghosts
5. Kurt Vile / Walking On A Pretty Daze
6. Ed Harcourt / Back Into The Woods
7. Laura Marling / Once I Was An Eagle
8. Bombino / Nomad
9. Phosphorescent / Muchacho
10. Jon Hopkins / Immunity
11. Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood / Black Pudding
12. Arcade Fire / Reflektor
13. James Blake / Overgrown
14. Sumie / Sumie
15. Pet Shop Boys / Electric
16. David Bowie / The Next Day
17. Boards of Canada / Tommorrow’s Harvest
18. Ásgeir Trausti / Dýrð í dauðaþögn
19. The National / Trouble Will Find Me
20. Israel Nash Gripka / Israel Nash’s Rain Plans

De 10 bedste danske albums: 

1. Mellemblond / Lysvågen
2. De Efterladte / Alvordsord og etagevask
3. Mouritz & Hørslev / Allermindst dig selv
4. Dangers Of The Sea / Dangers Of The Sea
5. Boho Dancer / Gemini
6. Kira / When We Were Gentle
7. Søren Ulrik Thomsen & Det Glemte Kvarter / Rystet spejl
8. 4 Guys From The Future / Adagio
9. Spids Nøgenhat / Kommer med fred
10. Peter Sommer / Alt forladt




20. dec. 2013

En islandsk gletsjer

Det her er et af årets smukkeste numre fra et af årets bedste albums. Fin lyrik, excellent komposition og SÅ meget nerve. Leveret af John Grant, der nu om dage er bosat i Reykjavik.



You just want to live your life
The best way you know how
But they keep on telling you
That you are not allowed

They say you are sick
That you should hang your head in shame
They are pointing fingers
And want you to take the blame

There are days when people are
So nasty and convincing
They say things beyond belief
That sting and leave you wincing

And to boot they say their words
Come straight down from above
And they really seem to think
That what they're doing counts as love

This pain
It is a glacier moving through you
And carving out deep valleys
And creating spectacular landscapes
And nourishing the ground
With precious minerals and other stuff
So, don't you become paralyzed with fear
When things seem particularly rough

Don't you pay them fuckers as they say no never mind
They don't give two shits about you. It's the blind leading the blind
What they want is commonly referred to as theocracy
And what that boils down to is referred as hypocrisy

Don't listen to anyone; get answers on your own
Even if it means that sometimes you feel quite alone
No one on this planet can tell you what to believe
People like to talk a lot, and they like to deceive

This pain
It is a glacier moving through you
And carving out deep valleys
And creating spectacular landscapes
And nourishing the ground
With precious minerals and other stuff
So, don't you become paralyzed with fear
When things seem particularly rough

This pain
It is a glacier moving through you
And carving out deep valleys
And creating spectacular landscapes
And nourishing the ground
With precious minerals and other stuff
So, don't you become paralyzed with fear
When things seem particularly rough...

17. dec. 2013

Mellemblond & Lysvågen

Et af årest bedste danske danske albums var i mine ører Mellemblonds Lysvågen. Poetisk, skramlet, kantet og samtidig fint afrundet. Her Swimmingpoolens blå:


16. dec. 2013

Vintermelankoli fra Sverige

Der er musik, der passer til bestemte årstider. Debutalbummet fra svenske Sumie er som skabt til den mørke tid, hvor tristessens dyne kan være svær at rulle af.

Sandra Sumie Nagano, som gemmer sig bag kunstennavnet, er i øvrigt søster til Yukimi Nagano fra Little Dragon. Det her er noget mere afdæmpet...

11. dec. 2013

Toogtyve minutters trance

I sidste uge var jeg til koncert med Wooden Shjips i Pumpehuset. Jeg har set dem før og havde høje forventninger, som blev indfriet til fulde. De repetitive rundgange, der bare kværner derudad har en vild hypnotisk effekt på mig. Her kan du høre en 22 minutter lang session fra KEXP med de stenede gutter fra San Fransisco. Det skal også nævnes, at danske Shiny Darkly leverede en rigtig skarp opvarmningskoncert. Dem vil jeg gerne lære nærmere at kende.