Recently, I listened again to Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin, a record that was on permanent repeat in my early teenage years. And it all came flooding back, There are some seriously good tracks on this album. It also reminded me of what I loved about Led Zeppelin. Not the super heavy tracks, but the acoustic, the gentle and even the slightly hippy-ish. Here is a selection of some of my favourites. The mood is unique, there is no other band quite like Led Zeppelin. Once again, they have been on permanent repeat.
Sun Kill Moon – Benji.
Mark Kozelek (Sun Kill Moon) has made an album where someone dies in nearly every song. And yet this is a beautiful record about life, family connections and love. Unmissable.
St. Vincent – St Vincent.
There are so many supremely talented women in contemporary music. But St Vincent is on another level.
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days.
Mac DeMarco’s chaotic style does nothing to diminish the power of his song writing. His lilting guitar cadences and sweet voice come shining through.
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Days Of Abandon.
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are often dismissed as fey lndie copyist. However, their tunes are just so big that it is impossible not to be caught up with them. They take a classic indie template to make something brand new. A band that is much bigger than the sum of their references.
Posted: Tuesday, 10th June, 2014
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