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14-ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS-The Crying Light

antony & the johnsons
Antony Hegarty returned to his Johnsons after a hedonistic period of flirting with the dance floor. He managed to create a decent follow-up to his breakthrough album “I am a Bird now”, which earned him the Mercury Prize among other honours. “The Crying Light” may have lacked the same element of surprise and Antony’s warm, androgynous voice somehow had become something familiar, swallowed by the mainstream; but his ability to unearth dramatic and emotive stories in the shape of beautiful torch songs remained unrivalled.

Released on Rough Trade. Available to listen in Spotify.

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2009 MUSIC A-Z: A for Animal Collective


ANIMAL COLLECTIVE-My Girls

After our contribution to the Awards Season is on track, we begin 2009 having a look at the crystal ball to see what can be expected in the music world through the next twelve months. The last year didn’t leave a good vibe in our ears, so we hope this one will make a better impression. The first month has already generated enough good releases, promising news and album tasters to believe so. We are tidying it all alphabetically, so we can condensate everything in a few posts.

The A of 2009 already belongs to Baltimore’s favourite experimentalists Animal Collective, whom have reached a fine balance between avant-garde antics and more mainstream appeal with their eighth studio album “Merriweather Post Pavillion”, and have started collecting the fruits by breaking into the Top 20 in charts around the globe, being unanimously hailed as the strong contender for album of the year. “My girls” with its underlying house beats is the album’s first classic (a mash-up with Frankie Knuckles classic “My love” can be found online, as well as many other promotional goodies, including a full stream of their recent gig in NYC, etc.)

But there are other A artists that may attempt to challenge the Animals’ supremacy Read the rest of this entry »

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