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Sometimes I Wish I Were an Eagle
this is basically a 'what albums do you always find yourself breaking out around December' thread.
I'll add Black Sabbath - Vol 4 to that as well for some reason.
Sounds like snow mounds piling up outside neon-lit bars, full of sad winter drinking songs.
Some of the songs on Tempest also sound quite Christmassy.
Also the mid period Ramones albums for some reason have a Xmas vibe.
though that's one of the later ones isn't it?
but the debut is more chaotic. Both are difficult to listen to without wanting to get hopelessly wasted on alcohol.
yeah the booze thing... I actually gave my CD copy of it to my dad recently who barely listens to music but according to my sister he's been playing it loads while drinking ales with a big smile on his face. This warms my heart.
Got it as an xmas pressie at the end of a really shit year emotionally & professionally, & spent pretty much all the holiday slumped in an armchair at my parents' house listening to it on the headphones. Now it doesn't seem right to listen to it at any other time of year.
Similar sort of scene: it was a Christmas pressie, which I listened to at my folks' place while I was laid out with flu. Kept falling asleep and waking up, not knowing where the songs began and ended, but it all just seemed 'nice'.
Now it's very much a winter-time album, and it makes me want to lie down and drink Lucozade.
Wish I could get into Joni. She just does absolutely nothing for me, I want to slap her when she sings.
Try The Hissing of Summer Lawns, For the Roses, or Court and Spark.
They're the albums that got me into Joni.
some wave pictures albums
some vic chesnutt albums (maybe this is inappropriate though :()
'Electro-Shock Blues' and 'Daisies of the Galaxy'.
listened to this in the car today. It's almost a duets album isn't it? Oddly enough the best ones are when it's just her on vocals. Misty is perfection really.
Like, obv not exact the same but just as lovely. I've been listening to it every day and can't seem to tire of it.
What about Bill Callahan's 'Dream River'? Listened to it for the first time the other day and I got that vibe from it straight away. Different styles though obvs.
I have a couple of these (again not really in the same vein genre wise) - Silver and Gold by Neil Young and Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall.
Will check out that other one :)
Bill Withers record before but it really is amazing. Doubles as one of the great soul lp's and a actual friend to me. Brilliant.
Unfortunately the sweetness of silver and gold has been tainted slightly by his recent escapades but it's a lovely, creaky old thing.
Isn't dream river good? Never really listened to him before, but will do some more investigation in the new year.
Had to walk to college in heavy snow around Christmas a few years back, had this on and it was a perfect accompaniment.
Sums up that anti Xmas mood nicely (even if it's nothing to do with Xmas). Got it for Xmas when I was 16 and rinsed it for a good week bored out of my mind.
Got it as a Christmas present