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24.03.17

Hey. From last week: the sweet new album by singer-songwriter Pieta Brown. Enjoy! Pieta Brown – PostcardsFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
24.03.17

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

Spotinews recomendation
21.03.17

Hello. The music by German pop duo Milky Chance may be too catchy for some listeners, but it was a nice change of pace for me. Their new album was added two days ago. Enjoy! (US...

Under The Radar review
18.03.17

As he croons away with that weather-beaten voice and twinkle-eyed cynicism, it's easy to forget Conor Oberst is only 37. A ubiquitous figure on the indie scene for decades, the...

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yesterday

Howdy folks. From a recent Spotify update: the new album by singer-songwriter Conor Oberst. Read this review and enjoy! Conor Oberst – SalutationsFiled under: 2017, Singer...

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11.03.17

Hello friends. Check out the new album by singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill. It was added to Spotify yesterday. Enjoy! (Note: Spotinews 077) Cindy Lee Berryhill – The...

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
yesterday

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
yesterday

A superb meditation on the feminine...

Spotinews recomendation
06.03.17

Hello again. From two days ago: the new album by Sondre Lerche gives us some delightful retro pop. Enjoy! (Version for users outside of the Nordic countries here) Sondre Lerche...

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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
yesterday

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
01.03.17

With Hard Love, the churning, confessional beauty of Strand of Oaks' last album, 2014's HEAL, is present, but there is an added ruthlessness. Hard Love delivers frontman Tim...

Clash review
21.02.17

A fascinating glimpse into the songwriter's psychopathology...

Spotinews recomendation
19.02.17

Hi again. I quickly fell in love with the retro-tinged debut album by pop singer-songwriter Molly Burch. Recommended listening. Enjoy! Molly Burch – Please Be MineFiled under...

Under The Radar review
19.02.17

Snapping with flashlight disco, percussive tropicalia, palpable visuals, and devastating pomp, Jens Lekman opens the curtains to life's generous swimming pool with his signature...

Clash review
24.02.17

Both light and shadow tackled with deft grace and detail...

Spotinews recomendation
24.02.17

Hello. A highly notable release this week is the new album by pop singer-songwriter Jens Lekman. Enjoy! Jens Lekman – Life Will See You NowFiled under: 2017, Pop, Singer-songwriter

Spotinews recomendation
16.02.17

Morning. The final update of this release week is the latest album by singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop. I like it. Enjoy! (Version for FR, GB and IE here) Jesca Hoop – Memories Are...

Clash review
09.02.17

Syd Tha Kud develops a new model of creativity, and a superb new album...

Under The Radar review
09.02.17

If every writer had a voice to match, it might be a different radio. With Stitch of the World, the eloquent Tift Merritt writes songs that play from the pages, her honey-textured...

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
08.02.17

Hello. The latest album by singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews was released in the US in 2016. Last month is was finally released and added for Europe as well. Enjoy! (US...

Clash review
07.02.17

Heartache has rarely sounded so sweet...

Under The Radar review
03.02.17

British singer Sampha Sisay (or just Sampha) is best known for his spellbinding vocal and production contributions to some of modern pop's upper echelons-from Kanye West to Drake...

The Quietus review
09.02.17

You’d be forgiven for thinking Sampha Sisay was the new saviour of contemporary soul and R&B. Such has been the level of praise heaped upon his long-awaited debut album Process...

Clash review
07.02.17

A reluctant artist delivers an outstanding debut album...

Spotinews recomendation
06.02.17

Howdy. The critically acclaimed debut album by soul singer-songwriter Sampha was added to Spotify three days ago. Enjoy! (One more update coming your way tonight!) Sampha...

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30.01.17

Evening. From a recent Spotify update comes the new album by singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel. Read som reviews and enjoy! (US version here) (Next update should arrive in two days...

Clash review
29.01.17

A sparkling debut imbued with undeniable innovation...

Under The Radar review
23.01.17

Stellular, the sophomore album by former Pipettes singer and Mark Ronson-collaborator Rose Elinor Dougall, comes a full seven years after her solo debut, Without Why. More

Clash review
23.01.17

The musicianship is of the highest, yet understated, order...

Spotinews recomendation
23.01.17

Hey. I really enjoyed the new album by Michael Chapman. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy! Michael Chapman – 50Filed under: 2017, Folk, Rock

Under The Radar review
26.12.16

Rhino revisits Stevie Nicks' solo debut in a three-disc set that, in addition to the album proper, explores its creation and a concert from the short solo tour that followed its...

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The Quietus review
19.12.16

I don’t know about you, but when I heard that Thalia Zedek had formed a band with guys from Karate and Neptune, the resultant titanic catharsis is not the kind of fruit that I...

Clash review
19.12.16

Doing what comes naturally, sound-tracking tumultuous times...

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

Under The Radar review
14.12.16

It's intrinsically difficult to review a holiday album given that it's intended to be listened to for only two months per year. The provenance for David Bazan's began in 2002...