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New Stuff 2019

Post by PeterJD » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:08 am

First new album purchased this week and its Magnolia by Randy Houser.

I had caught a few comments on Twitter about its quality and they were from people who I had a lot of time for so I hopped on Amazon and bought it.
I have to say I was quite impressed by it. I have How Country Feels by Randy Houser and for the most part its inoffensive country music made for people that like Jason Aldean. On some days I fall in to that category. Its a pretty bland album though and the albums released prior to that and its follow up were never explored as it was so bland.

Magnolia is a different beast, he has a songwriting credit on all the tracks I think and its a really good listen, its more akin to a grown up Luke Combs, than the Stapletons or Jinks of this world. Not a sniff of bro country and any dance beats are either hidden or dont exist. My gut feeling is they dont exist. Worth a listen on Spotify at the very least, if not a purchase.
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Post by kev » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:47 am

New Dale Watson album, "Call Me Lucky", due out on February 16th. Press release says, "Over the last three decades, honky-tonk legend Dale Watson has carried the torch for pure country music. A fixture of the Austin, TX, music scene for years, Watson has a new home base, Memphis, TN and recorded all but one song on his new Red House Records release, 'Call Me Lucky', at historic Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis. The album features some of the city's finest as well as Dale's longtime band, His Lone Stars, and includes a horn section on some of the tracks. With nods to the Man in Black and Hank, Watson pays homage to the greats and proves he's the real deal."

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Post by kev » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:58 am

And I see this has just slipped out, "Crossing The Great Divide" by Hot Club of Cowtown: "In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Band's first two albums "Music From Big Pink" and "The Band," Texas trio Hot Club of Cowtown revisits its Americana roots and re-imagines these seven masterpieces in its own, unique style" Had a quick listen on CD Baby ... certainly not the Hot Club I'm used to hearing!!

And UK dates in November!

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Post by CRoutes » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:43 am

PeterJD wrote:First new album purchased this week and its Magnolia by Randy Houser.

I had caught a few comments on Twitter about its quality and they were from people who I had a lot of time for so I hopped on Amazon and bought it.
I have to say I was quite impressed by it. I have How Country Feels by Randy Houser and for the most part its inoffensive country music made for people that like Jason Aldean.
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It got 3 STARS in Country Music People which I think is about right.
Top tracks for me:
1. No Stone Unturned ****
3. What Whiskey Does (Feat. Hillary Lindsey)
7. Nothin' On You ***
12. Evangeline

"New Buzz" came across to me as a bit bro.
Jason Aldean is one of my most disliked acts so was never going to like the whole album.
I don't trust any review until I've heard the songs themselves and use it as a guide.
Yes some on Twitter raving over the album enough so to try and persuade the Long Road Festival to invite him over.
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Re: New Stuff 2019

Post by CRoutes » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:47 am

kev wrote:New Dale Watson album, "Call Me Lucky", due out on February 16th.
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The lady on the front looks familiar. Any idea who it is?
The pregrat/ Preorder track "The Dumb Song" sounds good
https://open.spotify.com/track/4B8SPBRk ... Mm4LU9mH5g
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Post by CRoutes » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:01 am

(18 Jan 2019) Cody Johnson - Ain’t Nothin’ To It (CoJo Music/Warner Bros./WMN)
Debut #1 US Country iTunes Album Chart (#1 US iTunes all-genres)

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SPOTIFY - https://open.spotify.com/album/62aYom0k ... mfhqX0MF9Q

Top tracks:
3. Fenceposts 2:57 *****
7. Honky Tonk Mood 3:14 ***
8. Monday Morning Merle 3:49 ****

(18 Jan 2019) Alice Wallace - Into the Blue (Rebelle Road Records)
11 Tracks/ Time: 41:30
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Into-Blue-Alic ... B07KT7LZQN
https://open.spotify.com/album/2DP6Z0Zh ... 6q6ede7uMg

Really good album, like all the tracks

Have identified over 50 album releases so far for 2019. Quite a few have pre-order tracks.
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Post by Moshe » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:13 am

CRoutes wrote:(18 Jan 2019) Cody Johnson - Ain’t Nothin’ To It (CoJo Music/Warner Bros./WMN)
Debut #1 US Country iTunes Album Chart (#1 US iTunes all-genres)

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SPOTIFY - https://open.spotify.com/album/62aYom0k ... mfhqX0MF9Q

Top tracks:
3. Fenceposts 2:57 *****
7. Honky Tonk Mood 3:14 ***
8. Monday Morning Merle 3:49 ****

(18 Jan 2019) Alice Wallace - Into the Blue (Rebelle Road Records)
11 Tracks/ Time: 41:30
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Into-Blue-Alic ... B07KT7LZQN
https://open.spotify.com/album/2DP6Z0Zh ... 6q6ede7uMg

Really good album, like all the tracks

Have identified over 50 album releases so far for 2019. Quite a few have pre-order tracks.
Yes, I'm really enjoying this album by Alice Wallace. I was first alerted to it by http://nodepression.com/reviews, which is a good site for roots orientated music. Really good songs, nice production.
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Post by PeterJD » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:24 am

CRoutes wrote:
PeterJD wrote:First new album purchased this week and its Magnolia by Randy Houser.

I had caught a few comments on Twitter about its quality and they were from people who I had a lot of time for so I hopped on Amazon and bought it.
I have to say I was quite impressed by it. I have How Country Feels by Randy Houser and for the most part its inoffensive country music made for people that like Jason Aldean.
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It got 3 STARS in Country Music People which I think is about right.
Top tracks for me:
1. No Stone Unturned ****
3. What Whiskey Does (Feat. Hillary Lindsey)
7. Nothin' On You ***
12. Evangeline

"New Buzz" came across to me as a bit bro.
Jason Aldean is one of my most disliked acts so was never going to like the whole album.
I don't trust any review until I've heard the songs themselves and use it as a guide.
Yes some on Twitter raving over the album enough so to try and persuade the Long Road Festival to invite him over.
The Aldean comparison was with regard an earlier album, not this album.
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Post by CRoutes » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:47 am

Moshe wrote: Yes, I'm really enjoying this album by Alice Wallace. I was first alerted to it by http://nodepression.com/reviews, which is a good site for roots orientated music. Really good songs, nice production.
Hi Moshe, Been on No Depression website now and again (especially in January to fend off the January Blues!) and I've made a point to bookmark that page, thank you.
On Thursday heard a track from the newly released Folk fused album by Lula Wiles titled What Will We Do. They are a Boston-based trio comprising Isa Burke, Ellie Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin.
Liked what I heard and got 3 tracks.
1. Love Gone Wrong
4. Independence Day
7. The Pain of Loving You
Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Will-We-L ... 07JZKRZ3P/
There is a good review here: http://nodepression.com/album-review/no ... gs-mission
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Post by Moshe » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:40 pm

CRoutes wrote:
Moshe wrote: Yes, I'm really enjoying this album by Alice Wallace. I was first alerted to it by http://nodepression.com/reviews, which is a good site for roots orientated music. Really good songs, nice production.
Hi Moshe, Been on No Depression website now and again (especially in January to fend off the January Blues!) and I've made a point to bookmark that page, thank you.
On Thursday heard a track from the newly released Folk fused album by Lula Wiles titled What Will We Do. They are a Boston-based trio comprising Isa Burke, Ellie Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin.
Liked what I heard and got 3 tracks.
1. Love Gone Wrong
4. Independence Day
7. The Pain of Loving You
Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Will-We-L ... 07JZKRZ3P/
There is a good review here: http://nodepression.com/album-review/no ... gs-mission
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Yes, I have saved the album to my Spotify library, too. Good stuff.
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Re: New Stuff 2019

Post by PeterJD » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:38 pm

I bought Clint Bradley's Western album Soul of The West this week. Its very much in the Marty Robbins tradition, no bad thing. Enjoyed it a lot and as a result I will track down his other western album. I have seen him live in his rockabilly guise, The Blue Cats and enjoyed them.
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Post by Moshe » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:14 pm

I'm quite enjoying the album from Danny Burns, North Country.
This is the opening cut
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Post by Moshe » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:51 am

Infectious new single from Tom Russell, off his forthcoming album.
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Post by CRoutes » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:31 am

Moshe wrote:I'm quite enjoying the album from Danny Burns, North Country.
This is the opening cut
Didn't spot that one. Another No Depression reviewed album
CRoutes wrote:
Moshe wrote:Please post your favourite albums of 2018 with comments, or comment on my initial selection.
So much great music in 2018, not much of it on mainstream or country radio.

INTERSTATE GOSPEL- THE PISTOL ANNIES
MR JUKEBOX- JOSHUA HEDLEY
DANCING WITH THE BEAST- GRETCHEN PETERS
IALL THE THINGS I DID & ALL THE THINGS THAT I DIDN'T DO-THE MILK CARTON KIDS
CRUZANDO BORDERS- THE TEXMANIACS
Did you like this top 5 enough to actually own and buy the albums or just consume them a lot.

I bought a lot of digital tracks, EPs but just one physical CD in 2018 (sorry HMV, sign of the times)
The answer to my question it seems is NO. With years of YouTube and Spotify streaming activity now taking its toll results in:
HMV has been saved from administration by Canadian music retailer Sunrise Records.

27 unprofitable stores closed with immediate effect, resulting in 455 redundancies.
These include the flagship store on Oxford Street in London, Westfield London (Shepherd's Bush) and Wimbledon!!!

There seems to be some sort of online petition to try and get the flagship Oxford Street store to reopen.
It's been possibly 10 years since I've been in HMV in Oxford Street, it was a 3 storey sales building and you could spend hours in there seeing import CDs and Boxsets not seen anywhere else. Spent many a day going to the main London Record Fairs then looking at the second hand music shops (which eventually all sadly disappeared).
It appears that HMV's moved back at its original home in 2013.
Was that a much smaller store? Did it have other levels to buy the specialised music?
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Post by Moshe » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:38 pm

CRoutes wrote:
Moshe wrote:I'm quite enjoying the album from Danny Burns, North Country.
This is the opening cut
Didn't spot that one. Another No Depression reviewed album
CRoutes wrote:
Moshe wrote:Please post your favourite albums of 2018 with comments, or comment on my initial selection.
So much great music in 2018, not much of it on mainstream or country radio.

INTERSTATE GOSPEL- THE PISTOL ANNIES
MR JUKEBOX- JOSHUA HEDLEY
DANCING WITH THE BEAST- GRETCHEN PETERS
IALL THE THINGS I DID & ALL THE THINGS THAT I DIDN'T DO-THE MILK CARTON KIDS
CRUZANDO BORDERS- THE TEXMANIACS
Did you like this top 5 enough to actually own and buy the albums or just consume them a lot.

I bought a lot of digital tracks, EPs but just one physical CD in 2018 (sorry HMV, sign of the times)
The answer to my question it seems is NO. With years of YouTube and Spotify streaming activity now taking its toll results in:
HMV has been saved from administration by Canadian music retailer Sunrise Records.

27 unprofitable stores closed with immediate effect, resulting in 455 redundancies.
These include the flagship store on Oxford Street in London, Westfield London (Shepherd's Bush) and Wimbledon!!!

There seems to be some sort of online petition to try and get the flagship Oxford Street store to reopen.
It's been possibly 10 years since I've been in HMV in Oxford Street, it was a 3 storey sales building and you could spend hours in there seeing import CDs and Boxsets not seen anywhere else. Spent many a day going to the main London Record Fairs then looking at the second hand music shops (which eventually all sadly disappeared).
It appears that HMV's moved back at its original home in 2013.
Was that a much smaller store? Did it have other levels to buy the specialised music?
The Wimbledon HMV is still going, not seen any reference to its closing. It is always packed to the rafters. I go in mostly to buy DVD's as I generally stream my music from Spotify (which I pay for) or download it. The HMV store in Wimbledon is also partnered with the Curzon Cinema which is upstairs.
I recall yonks ago there used to be 2 HMV's in oOxford Street. A smaller one near Hyde Park end & a huge one near Oxford Circus.
There was at one time large specialist sections upstairs, but often they wouldn't have what I want & it was expensive.
Spotify pays artistes per play on each track, but I understand it is a pretty small amount. Still, it provides a brilliant service for 9.99 per month.

PS, of the albums I mentioned I downloaded 3 of them- Pistol Annies- always playing on my phone- Gretchen Peters & The Milk Carton Kids.
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