Welcome to TheBlend - [x] Discover new music and listen online with Spotify. Bringing you albums and reviews from selected sites across the web. More...
Spotinews recomendation
16.04.17

Hello. Here’s another quick update. From Friday: the new album by singer-songwriter Fionn Regan. Enjoy! Fionn Regan – The Meetings of the WatersFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Spotinews recomendation
27.03.17

Hello again. The second update today is the new album by singer-songwriter Samantha Crain. I like it. Enjoy! (Note: The album I link to should automatically link up with your...

Clash review
24.03.17

A stark and honest document, laced with compassion...

Spotinews recomendation
10.03.17

Howdy. I love it when my top album of the week is by one of my favorite artists and also available worldwide. Singer-songwriter Laura Marling delivers another winner. Good stuff...

Under The Radar review
25.03.17

Laura Marling's Semper Femina—a Latin phrase taken from Virgil's Aeneid which roughly means "always a woman"—is a superb showing of contemporary folk music. Like in her previous...

Clash review
25.03.17

A superb meditation on the feminine...

Spotinews recomendation
03.03.17

Hey again. The new album by New Zealand singer-songwriter Nadia Reid is really good. Enjoy! (Note: Next blog update will arrive on Sunday.) (US version here) Nadia Reid...

Under The Radar review
25.03.17

The sophomore album from New Zealand's Nadia Reid is a hushed recording—akin to an intimate conversation over coffee on a lazy Sunday morning. The majority of the songs on...

Under The Radar review
08.02.17

Julie Byrne never strays from her warm murmur and whispers of instrumentation on her sophomore album Not Even Happiness.  More

Spotinews recomendation
06.02.17

Hi again. From a recent Spotify update comes the catchy new album by Ron Gallo. Genre: garage/fuzz rock. Enjoy! (US version here) (Note: Two more updates coming later today!) Ron...

Clash review
29.01.17

A sparkling debut imbued with undeniable innovation...

Spotinews recomendation
19.12.16

Hi. I’m taking a break for at least a week. I will be back sometime next week with my top albums of 2016 list. Now, here is the interesting concept cover album by The Devil Makes...

Spotinews recomendation
18.12.16

Howdy folks. One more from earlier this year: the latest album by Spain. Genre: folk/indie rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Spain – CarolinaFiled under: 2016, Folk, Rock

Clash review
09.11.16

An underground hero comes blinking into the light...

Clash review
09.11.16

A glorious second album...

Clash review
09.11.16

Regarded as one of the guitarist's personal favourites...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Extended periods of silence have been known to do strange things to people. A long spell without speech has the power to drive an individual to a word-drunk eruption of over...

Clash review
09.11.16

A career high from an artist never known to disappoint...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

In an interview with the Quietus back in 2014, Jozef van Wissem claimed that his goal was to bring the magical sounds of the lute to a wider audience. And the missionary tone of...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

It's hard not to be moved by Emma-Lee Moss's third album. Songs like "Algorithm" or  "Shadowlawns" are pristinely pressed matters of the heart, each enveloped in sensitive melody...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

The minimal acoustic music of My Bubba, the Scandinavian duo of roommates-turned-bandmates My Larsdotter and Guðbjörg (Bubba) Tómasdóttir, takes an even sparser turn on Big Bad...

Clash review
09.11.16

Evan Weiss’ poetic musings are lost beneath a barrage of noise...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

One of RM Hubbert's many charms is his ability to pick apart the scars of life, opening them for collective inspection. A bare, enticing vulnerability is omnipresent in his...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

eve Gunn's virtuosity as a guitarist has made him an in-demand hired hand both in and out of indie rock circles for over a decade, and only in recent years has he defined himself...

Clash review
09.11.16

A legendary songwriter aiming to look to the future...

Clash review
09.11.16

A treasure trove of story and seduction...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Though William Tyler's fingerpicking has always suggested open vistas, ragged coasts, and endless plains, the streamlined Modern Country summons the undying hum and manmade...

Clash review
09.11.16

A mature, creative second album...

Clash review
09.11.16

Mike Kinsella finds growing maturity on new solo set...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

It’s been five years since North Sea Radio Orchestra’s last release, I A Moon, a beautiful album of chamber pop that added touches of krautrock to their classic English melodicism...

The Pier review
09.11.16

We wouldn’t expect anything less from Zach Deputy, but Wash It in the Water is an absolute melting pot of music. The album features everything from hip-hop and R&B, to soul, funk...

Spotinews recomendation
01.11.16

Evening. Singer-songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan was a sweet find for me this week. Enjoy! (US version here) Aaron Lee Tasjan – Silver TearsFiled under: 2016, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
27.09.16

A remarkable album, inspiring in its incredible overreach...