Posts Tagged: Singer-Songwriter

In Search of Mythical Kings: The U.A. Years (1999) – Dory Previn

The title track from critically acclaimed Mythical Kings and Iguanas (1971) and its reprise “Going Home” bookend this album, just as they did the prior; presumably an unimaginative ploy to feign some nostalgia. The material itself is a lot less conventional

In Search of Mythical Kings: The U.A. Years (1999) – Dory Previn

The title track from critically acclaimed Mythical Kings and Iguanas (1971) and its reprise “Going Home” bookend this album, just as they did the prior; presumably an unimaginative ploy to feign some nostalgia. The material itself is a lot less conventional

XO (1998) – Elliott Smith

Elliott makes it big with his lo-fi feeling-shitty ditty “Miss Misery”, which having been featured in Good Will Hunting (1997) takes him to the Oscars. But where to go from here for a post-grunge boy wonder? Why to a bigger studio

XO (1998) – Elliott Smith

Elliott makes it big with his lo-fi feeling-shitty ditty “Miss Misery”, which having been featured in Good Will Hunting (1997) takes him to the Oscars. But where to go from here for a post-grunge boy wonder? Why to a bigger studio

Two Way Monologue (2004) – Sondre Lerche

Seemingly, Lerche didn’t have much to prove beyond his indie-pop debut. Mostly a secret joy (at least outside of his native Scandinavia), Faces Down (2001) introduced those who were listening to a confidant songwriter and vocalist who cut a subtle edge. Then came Two Way

Two Way Monologue (2004) – Sondre Lerche

Seemingly, Lerche didn’t have much to prove beyond his indie-pop debut. Mostly a secret joy (at least outside of his native Scandinavia), Faces Down (2001) introduced those who were listening to a confidant songwriter and vocalist who cut a subtle edge. Then came Two Way

What We Saw from the Cheap Seats (2012) – Regina Spektor

What We Saw from the Cheap Seats will further divide Spektor’s fan-base,  as it continues her emphasis on sleeker production, that whilst elevated Begin to Hope (2006), tired to some degree on 2009’s directionless Far. ‘Cheap Seats, however, has more in

What We Saw from the Cheap Seats (2012) – Regina Spektor

What We Saw from the Cheap Seats will further divide Spektor’s fan-base,  as it continues her emphasis on sleeker production, that whilst elevated Begin to Hope (2006), tired to some degree on 2009’s directionless Far. ‘Cheap Seats, however, has more in

World Gone Wrong (1993) – Bob Dylan

This entry in the Dylan cannon seems largely forgotten and obscure. The idea of traditional covers by one of Folk’s major re-inventors probably didn’t set the world on fire in 1993, and no less so being his second such consecutive

World Gone Wrong (1993) – Bob Dylan

This entry in the Dylan cannon seems largely forgotten and obscure. The idea of traditional covers by one of Folk’s major re-inventors probably didn’t set the world on fire in 1993, and no less so being his second such consecutive

Night Rains (1979) – Janis Ian

Ian’s mid-late 70s albums are largely undermined by a nagging feeling of soft-rock sedative, despite still showcasing a talented and versatile songwriter. Aftertones (1976) didn’t alternate much from unexpected comeback predecessor Between The Lines, (1975) whilst having few tangible holes; Miracle Row (1977) was actually

Night Rains (1979) – Janis Ian

Ian’s mid-late 70s albums are largely undermined by a nagging feeling of soft-rock sedative, despite still showcasing a talented and versatile songwriter. Aftertones (1976) didn’t alternate much from unexpected comeback predecessor Between The Lines, (1975) whilst having few tangible holes; Miracle Row (1977) was actually