Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Laura N' Order

Oh Laura: Black N' Blue (SonyBMG, 2008)
This has to stop - it's getting embarrassing now. Oh Laura are from - guess! Can you guess? That's right, bloody Sweden. Like I need some more Scandanavian pop in my life... Anyway, this is just, well, lovely. Oh Laura love Richard Hawley and Dolly Parton and it shows. The album's out here next spring.

Until then, maybe another part of the world would like to give birth to some fantastic pop groups for a bit?

12 comments:

Heidi said...

Where are the Finns?

BLTP said...

On the backs of sharks... sorry

Rob said...

oh dear - perhaps you two would like to take this discussion elsewhere?

BLTP said...

is the download link working?

Rob said...

yes! they both are...

Davy H said...

Blast those pesky Swedes and their burgeoning music scene. That's a good description that Hawley/Parton. You should be a music journalist innit.

Rob said...

theirs! not mine...

DeSelby said...

On a Hawley tip, you've probably already heard the long player by A Girl Called Eddy, a great lost album produced by Richard H. It's very good. Can also recommend Alina Hardin's MySpace site for spooky American folkie stuff.

Brian Cleary said...

To paraphrase Victor Kiam - I loved the song so much I bought the album. CD WOW are selling it for 15 euro so that's probably 9.99 of your fine English pounds. I downloaded the song last night and it really knocked me for six.

I'm usually quite dismissive when people say things like this but i will say it- 2007 has been a great year for new music. The record industry may be going to hell in a handcart, but by god they are churning out some great stuff. This year, I have bought more new releases than any other year I can remember, I'm 33 and even when I was in that flush of youth where I wanted to buy everything NOW I don;t think that I bought and liked as much new stuff.

On a final Swedish note, may I recommend Kristoffer Ragnstam - a scandinavian Beck. His album 'Sweet Bills' was mys urprise find of the year and the song 'Man Overboard' was my song of the summer. Great energy to it!

Rob said...

Hey Deselby: I don't know Alina Hardin - will check!

Brian - I'm pleased to hear that. Now you and I can talk about how amazing Release Me is! Will check Kristoffer too - thanks for the tip...

Brian Cleary said...

Rob - http://www.divshare.com/download/3024449-97b

*taps nose twice*

BLTP said...

in the search for more nrodic treats I found this mp3 blog which has a whole range of new to me bands, plus endearing film of a giant monkey and swedish sing about shane macowan

http://absolutnoise.blogspot.com/