I thought it was about time I got some of my favourite music from this year in order. After all, at the speed this year's skidding by, it'll soon be time for the annual Coven Awards round-up & review!
So, with that in mind, may I present the four albums I've bought so far this year. There are videos (not all of them official) of my favourite tracks, and a runner-up listed (some of which have links to their own video if they exist).
Erasure: The Violet Flame
Dead of Night
Smoke and Mirrors
I've been a fan of Erasure since the late 1980s. I can remember loving A Little Respect on the Now XIII tape cassette, Stop! on Now 14, and Drama! on Now 16. The first album I bought was Chorus in 1991, and this one, The Violet Flame, is the latest. It was released in the Autumn of last year, but I've only just realised it existed!
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Röyksopp: The Inevitable End
I Had This Thing
I can't remember how or why I first came across Röyksopp - probably from hearing them on the radio or a T-Mobile advert. Anyway, I bought their first album - Melody A.M. - and never looked back. The Inevitable End was released late last year, but, like Erasure's The Violet Flame, I've only recently purchased it.
Syntax: Meccano Mind
Time to Fly
It was during a box-set marathon of watching Bones earlier this year that I first heard of Syntax. The track Pride was featured at the end of one of the episodes and I liked it so much that I googled the lyrics and discovered that I was a decade too late!
Temples: Sun Structures
Keep in the Dark
I have Ms Scarlet to thank for introducing me to Temples earlier this year, specifically the single Keep in the Dark.
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FYI, I shall be working on the new blog header that we discussed in the last post over the next few days. Keep your eyes peeled.
Just don't leave the peel lying around for someone to slip on.