I hear what your saying RE Lana .. some of the lyrics are poor,made me wince a bit the first time I heard some of them And her use of fuck is highly questionable..fairly gratuitous I think .Some reviews from me:
Angel Olsen - All Mirrors - Lyrically and musically really powerful but it's a step sideways rather than a jump into pop. Even with the massive production it's almost as if she's hiding herself in the songs, looking away from the audience where she had previously been moving towards the centre-stage with bigger choruses and pop songs like Shut Up Kiss Me. It's a really interesting listen, like it a lot.
Lana Del Ray - Norman Fucking Rockwell - hate it hate it hate it. Music for absolute narcissists that could be written by algorithm at this point. My view is that her songwriting comes from the same place as Noel Gallagher's in that it's nothing but reference points for people to clap themselves on the back for being so clever for getting, except he thinks he's a genius while she's probably doing it all on purpose so fair play I guess. It's a waste of my time, but if it makes you feel full of self-love and self-confidence, which I think her stuff is supposed to do, then there's space for that in this world isn't there?
Big Thief - Two Hands - Really liking it. I struggled with UFOF as I do with almost all acoustic guitar music, and I'm hit and miss with Big Thief at the best of times, but this one I'm enjoying on the first few listens. I want to dig into the lyrics a bit more, i've only scratched the surface there.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Ghosteen - I'm not a huge Nick Cave fan but my mates who are are raving about this and it does seem really beautiful based on a few listens.
yeah, had it on serious rotation for a few weeks. It's fantastic, Must check out more stuff from the label also. must investigate that link tomorrow for startsFinally arrived- godammit I love this album. This thread is gold.
PS I was rifling through the label it's released on and bought a bunch of other stuff- some really excellent music of all shapes and sizes, e.g.
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