Album Review: The Wild by Kris Delmhorst


AlbumThe Wild
Artist: Kris Delmhorst
Release Date: September 22, 2017
Favorite Tracks:
Thoughts: I’ve been following Delmhort’s career for years (decades, actually!) and while she’s no stranger to the ballad, her albums usually have a fair share of raucous, upbeat tunes as well.  The Wild finds her in a more contemplative mood as every track slow, emphasizing her voice and introspective lyrics, with a touch of a country twang.  It may not be up there with my favorite Delmhorst recordings, but it’s still pretty darn good.
Rating: ***1/2

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2014 Year in Review: Favorite Songs


I found it difficult to select just 10 songs I love from 2014.  So, I didn’t and instead I’ve compiled a list of 20 fantastic tracks of the past year.  And I could add more.  The songs are listed below, alphabetically by title.

For previous year-end lists of previous years check out my lists for 20132012,  2011,  2010  and  2009.

I’ve featured many of this songs in my Song of the Week posts this year.  If you see a link from a song title it will take you back to the Song of the Week post for that song.

Archie, Marry Me” – Alvvays

Beneath the Brine” – The Family Crest

“Chaghaybou” – Tinariwen


“Coffee” – Sylvan Esso


Discourse My New Romance” – Shinedoe


“Disco // very” – Warpaint


“Divisionary (Do the Right Thing)” – Ages and Ages


Don’t Wait” – Mapei


“Don’t Wanna Lose” – Ex Hex


Elon Matana” – Clap! Clap!


FUNKNROLL” – Prince


“Go Away” – Weezer


“Good Mistake” – Mr. Little Jeans


“Grotto Beat” – Don Flemons


The Liar” – Fennesz


Low” – Young Fathers


“92nd Street” – Kris Delmhorst


“Ohun Aiye” – Seun Kuti & Egypt 80


“Quartz” – TV on the Radio


“True Trans Soul Rebel” – Against Me!

Ten Favorite Songs of 2003


The project continues with my favorite songs of 2003.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

Ten more years to go!

Cheers to the First Snow –  The Benders

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Coin-Operated Boy – The Dresden Dolls

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Hey Ya! – OutKast

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Juice & June – Kris Delmhorst

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Mix Tape –  Jim’s Big Ego

[This song could be between any two others]

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Plea From a Cat Named Virtute – The Weakerthans

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Quelqu’un m’a dit – Carla Bruni

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Saint Simon – The Shins

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There, There (The Boney King of Nowhere) – Radiohead

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Twisted Niche – Hum Machine

[a clip at Amazon ]

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And my song of shame for 2003: Milkshake –  Kelis

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What are your favorite songs of 2003?  Let me know in the comments!

Ten Favorite Songs of 2001


The project continues with my favorite songs of 2001.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

Drag Queens in Limousines – Mary Gauthier

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Gentle Arms of Eden – Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer

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Honeyed Out –  Kris Delmhorst

[just a clip on Amazon]

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I Wish – The Kevin Hanson Trio

[just a clip on Italian Amazon]

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Last Nite – The Strokes

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lazy –  Freezepop

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Man It’s So Loud in Here – They Might Be Giants

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1982 – Miss Kittin & Hacker

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(Where Do I Begin) Love Story (Away Team Remix) – Shirley Bassey

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Willow Tree –  The Resophonics

[sad face]

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And my song of shame for 2001: Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue

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