My time is spent trying to generate much needed (Photography-related or other) work, but every now and then I co-host a radio show called The Wrong Rock Show, on Bush Radio - a community radio station based in Cape Town.
This is the time of the year when all the Best of..[insert year here] lists go out.
Seeing that I’ve been slightly ‘out of the loop’ and without a viable income since February, I thought I’d give you a list of 10 Noteworthy Albums Recently Added To My Collection. It delves back into acquisitions from 2011 [and some from 2012], and releases from way back.
1. Robert Plant – Shaken ‘n’ Stirred.
This is an often forgotten album from 1985. Like most artist, Plant was in his Electro Eighties phase. Despite this, the album contains some of my favourite solo-Robert Plant songs:
Recommended Songs: ‘Sixes and Sevens’, ‘Little By Little’, ‘Too Loud’
2. Sevara Nazarkhan – Tortadur
Sevara’s third semi-mainstream release from 2011 is simply a mind-pacifyingly beautiful work. Stripped down to her earthy vocals and sparse instrumentation, she succeeded in avoiding the seduction of Buddha-Bar-ism.
Recommended Songs: All (And if you haven’t yet – also get Yol Bolsin from 2003, and Sen from 2007.)
3. The Dresden Dolls – Yes, Virginia!
The Dresden Dolls are a Piano, Vocals and Percussion duo. This album is from 2006. Topics revolve mostly around sex and some form of debauchery. Amanda Palmer on vocals and piano and Brian Viglione on percussion. Lene Lovich would be proud.
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