Spotify My Soul – October 17

Found some good stuff this week and rediscovered a few old albums I hadn’t listened to in a long time.

  • Jimi Hendrix Experience, Axis: Bold As Love.  The second album the Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded, and put out less than a year before their debut Are You Experienced.  Given the iconic status of that first album, that this second album is so solid is pretty amazing.  The biggest hit to come from this album would be “Little Wing”, but my personal favorite is “If 6 was 9.”
  • Mayer Hawthorne, Do As You Do.  Stones Throw and Mayer do it again.  Another solid album from the soulful crooner with some great music to back him up.  Favorite track right now is “Dreaming,” which starts off with some orchestral music that makes it sound like the beginning of a classic Frank Sinatra track, and then shifts gears with a jaunty piano for Mayer to sing along to.
  • Icebird, The Abandoned Lullaby.  The newest project from RJD2, this time pairing with a singer from Philly named Aaron Livingston who did vocals on a track on D2’s last album.  Livingston’s got a good voice, and RJD2 puts down some happy beats for him to sing to.  I’ve been listening to this a lot this week.  Standouts are “Gun For Hire” and “Going and Going. And Going.”
  • 65daysofstatic, We Were Exploding Anyway.  Some very good instrumental rock/noise.  Only one song features any vocals, though the band did recruit one Robert Smith to sing on “Come to Me.”  Fans of Explosions in the Sky and other similar acts should definitely want to check this record out.

One other thing I’ve been listening to on Spotify is an NME playlist of the British music mag’s selection of their top 150 songs of the past 15 years.  A lot of good songs and some new discoveries to be had with this list.  I’ll be writing more about this list soon.

Leave you with some Icebird:

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