10Oct2014 : Top 5 Songs/albums For The Week

1) Jeff Tweedy is back with a new album “Sukierae”. I downloaded the album a few days ago and have not been able to digest the 20 songs on it. However, what I have heard so far, makes me love the guy even more! Beautiful sonic tunes. Urgent guitars on one song and then soft melodies on another. 4 out of 5 stars, so far. Here is the best one. It’s a live performance but the sound is really good :

2) Mounties. A Canadian band (of course!) that surfaced in my “to listen” list recently. Honestly, I had been ignoring them for a while but once I listened to Tokyo Summer on a whim, I was hooked. The band features the biggies of Canadian Indie rock scene (Hawksley Workman, Hot Hot Heat’s Steve Bays and Limblifter’s Ryan Dahle). The album is heavy on Synth which really is not my scene unless accompanied with a heavy dose of guitar and drums. And this one delivers! Here is my favourite song from the album which so personifies my attitude towards headphones :

3) Elephant Stone. A Quebec band that is into Sitar and rock. I have always liked that combination. A little too sweet and sugary for me but I really like the sound.

4) Interested in something soothing, lush folk rock? Especially from someone who specialises in blazing guitar work with lots of feedback? Then look no further than the new album by J Mascis. Tied To A Star. Wonderful album!

5) The New Pornographers have returned!! With an OK album :( I guess the expectation is usually very high when you are an institution in Canada. Anyway, I really like the album. Just thought it would be much better than it turned out.

5 thoughts on “10Oct2014 : Top 5 Songs/albums For The Week

  1. nakulgaur11 October 15, 2014 / 6:50 am

    It’s such a coincidence that a colleague of mine sugegsted J Mascis. Very beautiful sound indeed. Bhaiya, how do you find The Pixies?

  2. agsharma October 15, 2014 / 10:18 am

    Love the Pixies! One of my favourite 90’s band.

  3. nakulgaur11 October 16, 2014 / 4:10 am

    Oh yes! I actually watched this 7 part documentary last week: 7 Ages of Rock. The 6th part in the series (https://vimeo.com/22970324) was dedicated to Alternative Music and ‘Seattle Sound’. I’ve been listening to ‘Where is my mind’ non stop for over a week now!

    Btw, I plan to buy like a DVD box set of this full documentary (the PG version) and gift it to Rhea.

  4. agsharma October 16, 2014 / 6:01 am

    Awww…that is so sweet. She definitely needs some Pixies in her life. At the moment she is soaking herself in the current pop music. And the pop music of today really makes me sad.

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