Sunday, January 08, 2006

Honorable Mentions

I would have included the following two albums in my albums of the year, were they readily available commercially. It can, however, only be a matter of time before these acts achieve the success they deserve.

Tom Rogerson's self-titled debut album was recorded in New York with members of The Bad Plus (a major coup for a new musician if ever there was one!) and is a highly creative and intuitive improvised work. Tom can currently be seen playing piano with Jeremy Warmsley's backing band the LMNOPs, but the song-based approach of that music is really no preparation for this abstract, yet intensely focussed work. There is feeling as well as science in Tom's unpredictable compositions.

'Halcyon Days', the first proper album from Colonel Bastard is as enjoyable a pop album as I've heard all year. Wonderfully quirky pop songs with a distinctively British sensibility - well removed from the tiresome scenesters which seem to dominate the British independent secto at the moment. Anyway, things move in cycles and, regardless of how terrible they are, it seems likely that the Kaiser Chiefs may reignite interest in this sort of approach in 2006. To order the album, go to http://www.colonelbastard.com

3 comments:

lucymartin55560028 said...

I read over your blog, and i found it inquisitive, you may find My Blog interesting. My blog is just about my day to day life, as a park ranger. So please Click Here To Read My Blog

http://www.juicyfruiter.blogspot.com

arthritis leg pain said...

Hi Daniel,

As a result of reading your blog "Honorable Mentions", I think you will discover my site on relieving arthritis pain a great help.

To illustrate our diverse range of tests, here are some of the latest search terms that located our site ...

alternative arthritis treatments
calorad arthritis
natural arthritis pain relief
arthritis inflammation pain
arthritis pain treatments
arthritis pain medicine
arthritis joint pain

We have many interesting articles covering all aspects of arthritis pain relief.

Best Regards

Chris said...

Hi ##NAME##,
I was just passing looking for Artritis pain relief links on the blogger site and found your ##TITLE## blog. Your blog was not quite what I was looking for, but I enjoyed my visit all the same.