Category: Albums of the 00s

Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel "Willie and the Wheel"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel’s, “Willie and the Wheel.” Which 2009 release sat in my CD player the most? It easily was Willie Nelson and Texas swing band Asleep at the Wheel teaming up for Willie and the Wheel. This was such a fun record. Short, only 36 minutes in length and just a bunch of fun. They covered ‘Hesitation Blues’ (Hot Tuna used to do a great rendition of this) and also ‘I’m Sitting on Top of the World.’ Some of my favorites included ‘Sweet Jennie Lee’ and also Oh! You Pretty Woman.’ One of the most accessible records I’ve heard in a long time. I real easy listen....

White Lies "To Lose My Life"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is The White Lies ‘To Lose My Life…” I was starting to think that everyone thought I only listen to things that were recorded years ago. For that reason, I’ve decided to go with something current today. Why you ask? Well, because it reminded me of something that was recorded years ago! This is called To Lose My Life by The White Lies. If you were a fan of bands like The Cure, Ultravox, Echo and The Bunnymen, Joy Division etc, then I think that you would like The White Lies. Track listing “Death” “To Lose My Life” “A Place to Hide” “Fifty on Our Foreheads” “Unfinished Business” “E.S.T.” “From the Stars” “Farewell...

Fanfarlo "Reservoir"

Today’s Cool Album of The Day is Fanfarlo’s “Reservoir.” I was not familiar with this act until seeing them yesterday on Late Night With David Letterman. A little guitar here, a little mandolin touch there. All served on a bed of harmonies and melodies. Good stuff. London based. Keep your ears out for the song called, ‘Harold T. Wilkins, Or How To Wait For a Very Long Time.’ Personnel Amos Memon – drums & percussion, vocals Cathy Lucas – violin, keys, mandolin, glock, vocals, musical saw Justin Finch – bass, vocals Leon Beckenham – trumpet, keyboards, glockenspiel, melodica, vocals Simon Balthazar – vocals, guitar, keyboards, mandolin, saxophone, clarinet Track listing “I’m A Pilot” – 4:31 “Ghosts” – 4:18 “Luna”...

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