Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Rough Times


Alright alright, we're finally ready: presenting FTSOTS's best trappmusik of annus horribilis 2020. Fifteen highlights no amigo da musica should be without. From elder statesmen to postpunk heroes, from spiritual jazzcats to Americana masters, with masked freaks making a surprise appearance... Be prepared: we're travellin' from Texas to Stockholm to Taiwan and all the way back again, and boarding starts now. Voluminous artwork (what, no eleven?) by that mysterious shawoman called Tinca. A musical wish for 2021: the return of live music. Pretty please?

  • Ak'chamel, The Giver Of Illness - The Totemist
  • Bob Dylan - Rough And Rowdy Ways
  • Bob Mould - Blue Hearts
  • Bonny Light Horseman - s/t
  • Coriky - s/t
  • Gillian Welch & David Rawlings - All The Good Times
  • Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Shaman!
  • Jason Isbell - Reunions
  • Jerry David DeCicca - The Unlikely Optimist
  • Jerry Joseph - The Beautiful Madness
  • Kungens Män - Trappmusik
  • Mong Tong - Mystery
  • Rose City Band - Summerlong
  • The Third Mind - s/t
  • Wire - Mind Hive
Bob Dylan - Key West (Philosopher Pirate)
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - Eternity
Kungens Män - Senvägen

1 comment:

jonder said...

It's been a rough and rowdy year. Need to check out some of the records on your list. Thanks for the recommendations!

I heartily second your wish for the safe return of live music. Still kicking myself for not going to see Wire (one of their last shows before lockdown), but hindsight is 2020...