A few album ratings – Spring 2014

********* 9
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream (March 2014, neo-psychedelia)

********* 9
Rosanne Cash – The River & the Thread (January 2014, Americana)

********* 9
Nils Frahm – Spaces (November 2013, ambient)

********* 9
Bonobo – LateNightTales (November 2013, electric)

********* 9
Warren Haynes – Live at Bonnaroo [June 15, 2003] (June 2004, acoustic rock)

********* 9
Dada – American Highway Flower (September 1994, alt rock)

******** 8
Tycho – Awake (March 2014, ambient pop)

******** 8
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – The Lion the Beast and the Beat (June 2012, rock)

******** 8
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté – Ali and Toumani (February 2010, Mande folk/Songhai)

******* 7
Beacon – The Way We Separate (April 2013, indietronica)

******* 7
Katharina Franck – Zeitlupenkino (2002, singer/songwriter)

Part 1 (March 11, 2011)
Part 2 (July 26, 2011)
Part 3 (January 11, 2012)
Part 4 (June 11, 2012)
Part 5 (September 12, 2012)
Part 6 (March 1, 2013)
Part 7 (October 2, 2013)

Curated primarily from my Rate Your Music profile.

In the past six months, I’ve mainly been scrobbling music through Rdio and iTunes. Below is a fairly accurate list of my top artists in that time period (in parenthesis: number of times I’ve listened to tracks by that artist).

******** (82) Rosanne Cash
******** (81) Tycho
******** (77) Frank Ocean
****** (66) Nils Frahm
****** (65) Led Zeppelin
****** (60) Sarah Jarosz
****** (60) Postdrome
***** (47) Mr. Oizo
***** (47) Miley Cyrus
**** (41) Janelle Monáe
**** (41) Warpaint

From their upcoming April 28th album, here is Rodrigo y Gabriela’s “The Soundmaker”:

  • Scott S

    Looking forward to checking out new Rosanne Cash..been a fan since the Seven Year Ache, Kings Record Shop, and Rhythm and Romance days!