Another month, ten more songs to hear. You know the drill by now, right?
Playlists: Spotify | YouTube
Track of the Month:
I was, I have to admit, late to the party with The xx, but once I finally heard their striking debut album, I was hooked. Sparse, sensual music for dark nights, many of their songs shimmered with a quite uncanny beauty and, frankly, an otherworldly nature that really didn’t sound like anything else around at the time, and the first glimpse of the new album suggests not a great deal has changed in the following three years. Still, it wasn’t broken, and in fact this first new track suggests a honing of their style even more. Described by a friend as “exquisite”, I can’t disagree – a short song of such yearning and utter beauty that it is frankly hard to describe, or to do it justice, other than to suggest you should go and listen to it now.
The Other Nine: