Le DISQUE DU LUNDI

March 31st, 2014 · 4 Comments · By

White Noise // An Electric Storm (Island Records, 1969) I would like to pay homage today to an album enshrined as one of my all time favorites, which I spent years seeking for my personal collection, and which has now spent 4 months on my wall (for sale) without finding a home. This is admittedly […]

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Le DISQUE DU LUNDI

March 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments · By

Animal Collective / Sung Tongs (Fat Cat Records, 2004)   Often an album is described as ‘defying it’s time’ when it resembles nothing else or is disconnected from its time or influences and fads of the moment. Last Saturday as the weather had improved and the onset of spring was evident, 2 musicians (and their […]

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La CHANSON DU LUNDI

March 10th, 2014 · Comments Off on La CHANSON DU LUNDI · By

Love letters // Metronomy OK, so it may just be my love of contradiction that chose this song…but a famous music blog disparaged this album today when I’d really liked it. The postman who hand-delivers my mail to the shop each day has often lamented the deteriorating quality of what he carries, and it’s a […]

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Le DISQUE DU LUNDI

March 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

together PANGEA / Badillac (2013, Harvest Records) Here’s a little something that I completely missed last year, but fortunately for me I’ve a pretty sweet informant in town (Thanks, Rob!). Together PANGEA is a sign of the times, no room for nostalgia here. With an impeccable production, their rock is energetic, melancholic and insightful, hitting […]

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La CHANSON DU LUNDI

February 24th, 2014 · 5 Comments · By

For many of us, our music constitutes the sound track to our (miserable) lives. The melancholic albums that accompanied our blues, happier songs that made us hopeful again, and those days when everything just smiled at you: a glorious rendezvous and glimpse of deeply shared feeling, a sunny morning dripping with delicious smells, a professional […]

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Le DISQUE DU LUNDI

February 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Burn Your Fire For No Witness — Angel Olson (Jagjaguwar, 2014) At long last! The year 2014 has brought us a little masterpiece: Angel Olsen’s second album. Just imagine Leonard Cohen and Hope Sandoval had a child, a little girl… an angel or a devil, we’re not really certain. But this Mississippi native, close to Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy […]

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Le DISQUE DU LUNDI: The Gun Club — Fire of Love (Ruby Records, 1981)

February 10th, 2014 · Comments Off on Le DISQUE DU LUNDI: The Gun Club — Fire of Love (Ruby Records, 1981) · By

Given the richness of the music since the last few weeks (months?), let’s return again to the past: If the English of the ‘British Boom’ 60’s were inspired by electrified blues in the southern US and Chicago, 80’s PUNK had no choice but to take its own blues inspiration from something harder and more primal. […]

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Le DISQUE DU LUNDI: Cortex — Troupeau Bleu

February 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

Troupeau Bleu — Cortex (Disques Espérance, 1975) It’s 1975: France is enjoying a solid economy, the government is conservative, but moderately so, life is lived freely, fashionistas have adopted the bell bottomed pant, and progressive music is still dominating (for a little while longer) the musical scene… Seen this way, there’s nothing we’d really want to […]

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DISQUE DU LUNDI — Ceci n’est pas un disque

January 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on DISQUE DU LUNDI — Ceci n’est pas un disque · By

Today there will be no ‘DISQUE (record) du Lundi’; I’d rather talk about a film, and a single song. This morning I was reading an article on one of the most beautiful films I’ve seen in a long time, in terms of inventive cinematography and writing. This film by Leos Carax takes me back to my […]

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LE DISQUE DU LUNDI — Bryan Ferry Boys and Girls

January 20th, 2014 · Comments Off on LE DISQUE DU LUNDI — Bryan Ferry Boys and Girls · By

Ed. Note: Melody Supreme, located at 115 4th St. SE off the Downtown Mall, is Charlottesville’s best record store. The owner Gwen Berthy has impeccable taste and a curatorial hunger matched by few. One of my favorite parts of the store is Gwen’s handwritten notes on records. LE DISQUE DU LUNDI (formerly and crudely anglicized […]

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