Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Category: music

Taking Chances

A new Sharon Van Etten track, a taster for her new album Are We There, due for release in late May. Her previous album Tramp is one of my favourite albums of the last few years. Van Etten can clearly write great songs, but can also create a mood. It is a kind of nebulous concept, but her songs have this feel that you just don’t hear elsewhere, sort of smoky, monochrome, but also heartfelt. Rough around the edges without just sounding a bit baggy. Read the rest of this entry »

Hamilton Leithauser goes solo

I think I’ve reached the age where I have this small group of favourite bands, will listen to whatever they produce, and be happy with that. Read the rest of this entry »

Saturday Night Movie: The National

I love The National. Easily one of the best bands in the world right now. Read the rest of this entry »

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

'Merry Christmas' in lights across a street

I can’t remember if I’ve posted these before, but my word, the original lyrics to Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas were depressing. I still like them though… Read the rest of this entry »

Wait Until Next Year Annual Awards 2013

Awarding trophies to captains of winning teams, October 14, 1937

You will have to imagine that this is a star-studded gala, attended by the great and good in all their finery, rather than some hastily cobbled together awards for the best of 2013. I don’t think I’ve exhausted anything over the past 12 months to justify full lists of albums/books/etc of the year. I’ve been far more of a dabbler, so it is probably best to read these ‘awards’ with caution, as it is not like I’ve consumed everything and anything in order to make a reasonably objective judgement. Essentially, here are some things I enjoyed across the year… Read the rest of this entry »

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