NIC'S TEN ALBUMS FOR 2021
In the words of Austin Powers, "Whooptydoo. But what does it all mean Basil??” Can I derive any musical themes or trends from 2021 from this list? None that I can see. It feels like I’ve reconnected with some musical traditions that were real epiphanies for a younger me. I can also see familiar faces in the list doing new projects that build on their previous mode of operation, or diverged from it quite dramatically. In times hostile to creativity, fortunately it continues!
(Pssst click the titles to see what we've said about each release thought the year)
A HANDFUL OF EPs
OLD MUSIC BACK ON THE MARKET
For better or worst the song I have thought about most in 2021 are Hall & Oates - Italian Girls. I’m not sure why this song has dominated my mind but the lyrics, “I drink I drink I drink too much vino rosso no more amarone. I eat I eat I eat so much pasta basta I'm so full and yet so lonely” never failed to get rid of the pandemic blues! Enjoy this homemade video to the said song...