An Alternative top 25 best albums list 2011

I am an artist at creating a great Top 25 list. All positions on that list is important, but certain slots are earmarked for certain purposes. The top is of course reserved for the absolute best, most interesting, inovative, album released in the past year. That is, unless you are a fuckin’ coward and you use your top spot on …

Best albums of the year 2011

These are the 25 chosen albums from 2011. The list is a collaboration between Egil and Hallgeir, and has been decided through discussion and mathematics. The Math have had second place, our feelings comes first. We both presented our individual lists as a starting point, the result is the list we present here, the best list of the best albums …

Christmas video: Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel – The Franz Family

The Franz Family – Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel From their website: Such is the music of the Franz Family. Equipped with charming musical abilities and a desire to share the love, they’ve kept the melodies flowing since 1991. Growing up on the stage of Branson, Missouri, the Franz Family learned the marks of the trade at an early age. …

The Civil Wars does cover songs

One of my new favourite bands, The Civil Wars has, in addition to releasing one of the best albums this year, done some very good cover versions. They do the songs quite different from the originals and they add something new to the songs, as cover versions should do. I have picked some of my favourites from the last year, …

Christmas Video: “When The Thames Froze” – Smith & Burrows

When The Thames Froze Today we give you a new Christmas song and what a gem it is! Former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows and Editors frontman Tom Smith  released their record Funny Looking Angels  under the name Smith & Burrows. One of the best songs on the album is, When The Thames Froze .  Smith & Burrows gives us a wonderful Christmas Carol with a darker undertone. A song fit for the …

Simone Felice to release new album in April 2012

Photo: John Huba From simonefelice.com Largely self-produced, Simone Felice was recorded in deeply resonant places, settings that were as haunted in their rafters as Felice felt in his bones: a barn near his home in the woods, an old church in London, an abandoned high school building by the Hudson River. What he created in these hushed, hallowed places is …