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Year end list
Hallgeir’s 2016 part 2: Best Music Books and other readings
These are some of the things I’ve read in 2016, it’s been a very busy reading-year. More novels than usual, less music books and less graphic novels. A lot of classics and a few photography books.
Here are my favourites.
The Best music books 2016:
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Hallgeir’s 2016 part 1: Best Concerts
It’s hard to sum up a whole year of cultural input. What does it mean to be best? For me it means, the stuff that moved me most, shook me, made me happy, made me sad, made me feel alive.
It’s been an eventful year. With ups and downs. This post will be “all over the place”, i will put in lists about a lot of things. But let us start with the traditional concert list.
These are the 20 best concerts I attended in 2016: Continue reading “Hallgeir’s 2016 part 1: Best Concerts”
The Best Albums 2016: Top 10 (part 3/3)
1 The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
|End Year List
(due late release date, this album was not part of most “End Year List´s”)
# 44 – Gigwise
# 7 – Rolling Stone
# 7 – Rolling Stone (Australia)
# 40 – Sound Opinions
|Ride ‘Em On Down (official video):
The Best Albums 2016: 20 to 11 (part 2/3)
(Check out part 1 here, 30-21)
20 Cass McCombs – Mangy Love
|Released: August 26 , 2016
Producer: Rob Schnapf, Cass McCombs & Dan Horne
Label: Anti Records
|“Mangy Love makes itself distinct from its predecessors with its outright jazziness and ethereality. Wit’s End was a traipse though the densely forested hills of solitude; Big Wheel and Others was a road trip through odd, nameless American sub-societies,; and Mangy Love is Cass McCombs in outer space.”
– Dustin Lowman (Drowned in Sound)
|This album really made me listen to the lyrics, I was fooled by the sweet melodies – but the lyrics are tough, hard, rough poems about love,sex, life and death. McCombs knows how to play with words (Switch):
Turn you on, you light up the room
Turn you off, it’s dark as a tomb– Hallgeir
|Best songs: Opposite House, Bum Bum Bum and Switch
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