This week, the ‘bread’ in the proverbial ‘sandwich’ is something of a family affair, with both my Charm Offensive and Quiet Riot choices featuring siblings. The New Respects’ Freedom – featuring the Fitzgerald family – is an upbeat bluesy number courtesy of Nashville, while Lawrence’s Try showcases brother and sister Clyde and Gracie’s masterful songwriting skill.
Being as these two tracks are the happier, normal-er choices this week, that probably says something quite nice about the ability of brothers and sisters to work in harmony together.
Elsewhere, there’s a bit more discord. Adding the peanut butter and the jelly (or jam, if you’re English) to our aforementioned snack are Moses Sumney and James Blake who’ve collaborated on the former’s track Make Out in My Car to quite brilliant – and unexpected – affect.
To round off the metaphor, Jamie Isaac’s (04:30) Idler / Sleep is probably a refreshing bit of salad while anyone who knows clipping. will be all too aware that their track Face, is likely to be the either the chilli peppers that add a bit of a kick or the anchovies you can’t wait to discard, depending on your opinion.
So, enjoy, won’t you. Click the song titles below to read the full reviews.
- The ‘Charm Offensive’ | The New Respects: ‘Freedom’
- The ‘Military Coup’ | clipping.: ‘Face’
- The ‘Peaceful Protest’ | Jamie Isaac: ‘(04:30) Idler / Sleep’
- ‘Guerilla Warfare’ | Moses Sumney: ‘Make Out In My Car (James Blake version)’
- The ‘Quiet Riot’ | Lawrence: ‘Try’
You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the 45 RPM Playlist on Spotify itself.
For a full list of the current week’s Like This? Try These choices (updated weekly) click here.
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The silence is broken again next week when I’ll return with five more selections for your consideration. Until then, thank you for reading.