Monday, March 22, 2010

Kirsten DeHaan, "Thorns On A Crown"

Kirsten DeHaan
Thorns On A Crown

I wasn't impressed with Kirsten DeHaan's Thorns on a Crown after the first few songs, but the more I listened to it, the more I liked it. The problem with that is that the five song album is hailed as containing five different genres of music. But you can't please everyone, and DeHaan should stick to the genres she plays well.

Poostosh, "Herbarium"

Poostosh
Herbarium

Poostosh's Herbarium is the kind of album you need to listen to while watching the visualizer available on whatever media player you're using. (What our parents did with records and cassettes, without visualizers to stare at, I have no idea.)

Elliott Murphy, "Notes From The Underground"

Elliott Murphy
Notes From The Underground

Elliott Murphy's first album came out in 1973, and he's released 29 more since then. His most recent is Notes From The Underground, a classic Americana/Folk album that recalls every folk star you can think of, from Dylan to Guthrie.

Light In August, "Places"

Light In August
Places

It's unclear if Light In August's name has anything to do with the Faulkner novel of the same name, but since it's a band consisting of three guys with beards, one of which plays the flute, it probably does.