Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Miranda Lambert - More Like Her

Ooh, I do love a good end of year list, don't you? I especially like them when they're not all about the shock of the new, but instead prompt you backwards to go and rediscover treasures from the recent past. That's exactly what's happened here - this song was mentioned by someone in one of the grown-up music mags as the song that they had listened to most this year. That was more than enough encouragement for me to dig it out - so I thought I'd share it with you here.

Listen: Miranda Lambert - More Like Her

And whilst we're at it, cop a load of this one too - one of the songs of 2007:

Listen: Miranda Lambert - Desperation.

Buy it.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Before Country Music

Get yourself over to River's Invitation and read the piece on Before Country Music (part 1), you can even download a lovely complilation.


Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Candidate - Swear it will Snow

This little beauty popped up on the shuffle as I was heading over white frosty hills yesterday morning and it was just a bit of a moment. Isn't it great when that happens?

Did you all hear this Candidate album a couple of years ago? It's a swoony, whimsical and very English pop album that I'm surprised has kept such a low profile. It's a proper grown up album full of good tunes and clever references - a good thing and well worth a revisit.

Listen: Candidate - Swear it will Snow

Oh, and it's got a song on it called Harryhausen, which can't help but make you smile if you've been raised on frequent viewings of Jason and the Argonaut. (And Sinbad the Sailor, too - our Mum can't look at Jane Seymour without mentioning that seagull foot). Bring on the Christmas edition.

Buy it.