Monday, January 08, 2007
Best Albums 06
This year I acquired 17 albums (a large decrease from last year due to another form of consumerism: travel). These are the top 4:
1. Fox the Confessor, by Neko Case – Canada’s new first lady of country music, a voice as sweet as Margot Timmins but stronger, incredible talent, and this is the best I’ve heard from her yet
2. Electric Soul, various artists – great compilation of little known B-sides from the 50s American soul scene
3. Illinoise, by Sufjan Stevens – recommended by my cousin Jon last year, it is an orchestral folkie tour de force, really innovative and sounds so pretty, with moments of Philip Glass and others of Belle & Sebastian
4. Valhalla, by Danny Michel – the boy wonder from Kitchener-Waterloo strikes again, a fun and light album with a few philosophic songs, blends smart lyrics telling great stories with a very original sound
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i hope you can find some out your way, 3 of the 4 might be hard to find but i imagine sufjan stephens is abundant.
It's here : www.maplemusic.com.
Jane @ melttogether.com (which is the international Danny Michel fansite, that I'm running ;) )
Thanks for the kind words.
You're welcome in the forums too if you wish !