Wednesday, 23 February 2011

5 albums to get excited about in 2011 - Part 1

Okay, so I know a blog post about albums to be released over a year are generally done at the beginning of the year, but I feel that blogs, like revenge, are a dish best served cold. That said, I don't feel i've missed too much thus far - except the out of left field release by Radiohead- and lets face it, no one saw that coming.
So over the next 5 posts i'll commence my run down (in no particular order) of '5 Albums to Get Excited About in 2011'

  1. Frank Turner
Image credit to Consequence of Sound

What better place to start than with my favorite artist of the moment. Frank Turner writes catchy songs ranging in genres from folk/pop/country/punk, all unified by one one factor: thought provoking, intelligent lyrics. As well as this he happens to be one of the best live performers currently in the business (I saw him two days ago at Bournemouth Firestation and he was incredible). His shows can only be described as a Frank Turner sing-along, where you're certain to be leaving with a smile on your face, and no voice left in your throat.

His latest EP 'Rock & Roll' was a great taste of what to expect on his upcoming, currently untitled, album (though it's due to be announced tomorrow). Containing the instant sing along anthem, 'I Still Believe', this song is a tribute to his philosophy 'that something as simple as Rock and Roll could save us all'.
This will stand as Frank's forth full length album and is due for release on 6th of June (UK). If you can't wait that long, check out the video below for an example of what to expect!

                                             'I still believe, in the need, for guitars 
                                                 and drums and desperate poetry'


  1. Good effort on the blog. I'm hoping this is the year Okkervil River push on to big things. Interesting to see if The Antlers can follow up the staggering (and i mean that) 'Hospice' with their second release. Other than that, there's a tonne of rap albums im super psyched about but y'know, there's a time and a place for these things.

  2. I love the song Next Round on the EP- we all feel like that on a hangover :)