Music For Listeners 05/08/2021
1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the compilation album 'Anthology: The Sounds of Science'.
2) Freddy Fender-"Since I Met You Baby" From the album 'Since I Met You Baby'.
3) Kings Of Convenience-"Rocky Trail" From the forthcoming album 'Peace or Love'.
4) Teenage Fanclub-"Warm Embrace" From the brand new album 'Endless Arcade'.
5) Days-"Downhill" From the forthcoming compilation album, 'Nice Try, Sunshine! A Swedish Pop Mixtape'.
6) Emma Kupa-"Happy Birthday" From the brand new digital single for "Happy Birthday".
7) Beachy Head-"Hiddensee" From the brand new album 'Beachy Head'.
8) Spiritualized-"Lay Back in the Sun" From the album 'Pure Phase'.
9) Lost Horizons (Feat Laura Groves)-"Blue Soul" From the album 'In Quiet Moments'.
10) Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds-"We're On Our Way Now" From the forthcoming compilation album 'Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)'.
11) The Charlatans-"Jesus Hairdo" From the forthcoming box set 'A Head Full Of Ideas'.
12) Warpaint-"Lilys" From the brand new digital single for "Lilys".
13) Emma-Jean Thackray-"Say Something" From the forthcoming album 'Yellow'.
14) Nashville Ambient Ensemble-"Conversion" From the brand new album 'Cerulean'.
15) Nuevo-"77" From the brand new digital single for "77".
16) Tony Allen-"Go Back (feat. Damon Albarn)" From the album 'Film of Life'.
17) Little Simz-"Introvert" From the forthcoming album 'Sometimes I Might Be Introvert'.
18) The Chemical Brothers-"The Darkness That You Fear" From the brand new digital single for "The Darkness That You Fear".
19) Hussy-"I Tried" From the brand new digital single for "I Tried".
20) Crumb-"Up & Down" From the forthcoming album 'Ice Melt'.
21) Giant Drag-"This Isn't It" From the EP 'Lemona'.
22) Razorlight-"Golden Touch" From the album 'Up All Night'.
23) Young Guv, James Matthew VII-"Til I Find Love Again" From the brand new digital single for "Til I Find Love Again".
24) Good Morning-"Mollyduker" From the brand new digital single for "Mollyduker".
25) The Orielles-"Voyagers" From the brand new soundtrack for the motion picture "La Vita Olistica".
26) Angel Olsen-"Alive and Dying (Waving, Smiling)" From the forthcoming box set 'Song of the Lark and Other Far Memories'.
27) Mattiel-"Freedom Feels" From the brand new digital single for "Those Words".
28) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Declan McKenna-'Zeros'
I recently bought a copy of this 2020 album, and it has certainly become an album that I've listened to a lot in 2021. This is Declan's second album, and I'm still surprised that he's not bigger in the music world already. This album is so strong and you can tell that he poured his heart and soul into the recording of it. There's a bit of glam rock in there ala Bowie and T-Rex, and also some attention to arrangment details ala Jeff Lynne and E.L.O. There is a bit of other influences as well. I do love the spacey atmospheric anthems, and this album is not short on those. The single "Be An Astronaut" has become one of my favorite songs of all-time really. It's pretty perfect. The whole album is well crafted, and almost any song could be a single. Certainly looking forward to seeing him perform live at some point in the future. A performance to add to the bucket list. - "You said I could be just what I wanted. They said you're lying. Well, you were born to be an astronaut and you'll do that or die trying. What a way to live and die" - Michael - MFL
29) James-"Sayonara" From the album 'Wah-Wah'.