As another week rolls on by into the history books, here’s Getintothis’ Max Richardson with the top five stories of the week.
Evening all, hope you’re all keeping well.
Well things are very slowly starting to return to normal, or at the very least turning into a new kind of normal in which we need to stay two meters apart (or maybe less, who knows?)
This week, this writer has spent much of his time accompanied by the superb soundtrack of The Libertines‘ self-titled record, and what an album that is.
It’s long been one of my favourites since I first heard it as a kid, but there’s just such a great sense of chaos in the record that it really makes it stand out from its contemporaries, and many records released since.
Tracks like Can’t Stand Me Now have aged amazingly, holding up surprisingly well even in today’s saturated scene.
Indeed, Peter Doherty‘s solo record with new group The Puta Madres released last year is one of this writer’s top records of 2019 – yet flew under the radar of many. It’s well worth a listen if you’ve not given it a spin.
In other news this week, we’ve been treated to the release of Bob Dylan‘s new LP, Rough and Rowdy Ways.
Rough And Rowdy Ways sees Dylan back at the top of his game, with mature songwriting mingling with dynamic production to create a truly special record.
This is Dylan‘s first album of original material since 2012’s The Tempest, and sees Dylan going down a different trajectory, clearly influenced by the great American songbook from which his previous few releases have drawn from.
Have you been listening to anything out the ordinary this week? Watched any good new TV series? We’d love to hear your comments, please feel free to let us know down below.
And so, without further ado – it’s time to get on with the prestigious Getintothis Top Five:
Getintothis’ top five most-read new music/news-related stories of the week:
- Liverpool Waters to host massive summer drive-in concert series – full line up
- Black Lives Matter Liverpool march shows solidarity and unity across the city
- Sound On Duke Street closing down – what next for Liverpool’s best rock & roll bar?
- Norwegian experimentalists Ulver return with new album and retrospective book
- Epoch Times anti-China coronavirus special edition posted through doors of Liverpool residents
Getintothis’ top five most-read features of the week:
- Best albums of 2020 so far – Getintothis staff select the year’s top new records of the year so far
- Lost Liverpool #39: Cecil the Liverpool underground heroes – from the Chiropodist’s chair to Seattle and beyond
- Tea Street Band’s Timo Tierney launches new project, OKIRO: “I hadn’t planned to do this at all”
- The Ainsdale beach raves: “A chapter of northern dance music history had been written”
- Love Record Stores Day 2020 – Getintothis staff pick the Record Shops we love