It’s almost the middle of December and a good time to take a look back at the albums of 2014 that caught the ear – the ones that spun around on my playlist for longer than just a casual listen. Here are six.
First up, Annie Clark’s fifth album, simply titled St. Vincent, which also is the name under which she records and plays. The art-rock exponent’s latest has 11 tracks, several of them with the potential of becoming ear-worms. [Read more]
Earlier this month, while listening to Pink Floyd’s new (and, probably, final) album, Endless River, I realised wistfully how long it has been since I last heard the albums by that iconic British band who were the pioneers of a genre that got named progressive rock. [Read more]
My newest discovery of a bluesman is a 34-year-old harmonica player and singer who has been creating ripples—some of it still subterranean—in California’s Bay Area but whose story began in Mumbai. Aki (full name: Akarsha) Kumar was born in Mumbai and moved to the US only in 1998 when he was 18, ostensibly to study like thousands of Indian students do. [Read more]
I’m not sure how I missed out on Luna during the band’s heyday in the early 1990s. Of course, discovering new music wasn’t easy then.
If I were to say that Let It Be
is an album you’ve probably never heard, I’d instantly be the recipient of tons of bricks and a good measure of ridicule. Who hasn’t heard Let It Be
, the last studio album released in 1970 by The Beatles after the legendary band decided to break up? [Read more]