Follow up for the October listening sessions

Mark’s stuff on the turntable:

Kings of Leon: Only by the Night – was waxing lyrical about this a bit too early. It is good and I think the opening track Closer is brilliant. I think I need a few more listens.

Lambchop: Oh (Ohio) – has some harking back to Is a Woman and overall is very good. I don’t think it’ll be in the final list though.

TV on the Radio: Dear Science – it’s good on first few listens. I’m not sure if it’s got as much as their previous offer but we’ll see.

Emiliana Torrini: Me and Armini – my thoughts here are that if you are going to try and be Björk then you need to do a bit more than you’re doing. Overall it’s not very good and two or three tracks are painful actually.

Mercury Rev: Snowflake Midnight – only one listen and it sounded ok.

Mogwai: The Hawk is Howling – first listen and it’s pretty good, even though not sold yet.

Pivot: O Soundtrack my Heart – instrumental, which I generally like as a track or two but not an album. The track titles really bug me too!

Tindersticks: The Hungry Saw – nowhere near what they are capable of. First two listens grab me.

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About Mark S. Deniz

English teacher, writer, editor, publisher, reviewer and blogger. Founder of publishing company, Morrigan Books and imprint, Gilgamesh Press and editor-in-chief for review site, Beyond Fiction. Also cycles, plays floorball, listens to lots and lots of music, reads a ton of books and tries to fit in some TV, film and writing too. View all posts by Mark S. Deniz

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