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CHRIS T-T BEST OF


Pavlis


If this wasn’t a best of full of songs released previously, this would be a ten or even eleven out of ten. T-T has released ten albums chock-full of clever, funny, heartwarming, heartbreaking and thought-provoking songs and this features 39 of the best. All you need to know really is that opener Dreaming of Injured Popstars is simply one of the best songs ever. Yes, really. Tis song is worth the price of the album alone. And the remaining songs aren’t far behind. For those poor, benighted souls who have never heard T-T’s work, there is a punky yet folky DIY aesthetic here. Whether it is with a shouty rocker or a ballad, T-T’s songs always have a wicked melodic sensibility and a furiously infectious chorus. But for the - possibly deliberate - career suicide of the cussing and swearing in the lyrics, T-T could, quite easily, be a household name. As it is, he is a treasure for the alternative nation. Anyway who loves their pop music to be erudite, genuine, political and morally sound should own this collection. Buy this, buy it now.


BONNIE PRINCE BILLY BEST TROUBADOUR


Nick


Few in the alt-country world are as divisive as Will Oldham, aka Bonnie Prince Billy, actor and formerly vocalist and writer with Palace Music. A voice as vulnerable as a naked hitchhiker in the Apalachian mountains with lyrics darker than a Spinal Tap album cover demands an acquired taste of its audience. With this in mind, no one was more pleasantly surprised than me with Best Troubadour, a compilation of covers comprising of favourite tunes from the great Merle Haggard’s back catalogue. Te tonsils have never sounded brighter and happier to be there, relishing the heartbroken, yet upbeat at times, classic honky tonk ballads which often turn out as duets or trios. Tis is classic Southern States stuff, slinky guitar and lazy drums, perfect for drinking and bitching about exes or how the world is treating you. A lullaby duet on I Always Get Lucky With You is delivered with a graceful, gentle touch. A flute dances around on Leonard with what sounds to me the most uplifting, lighter than air piece of music Will’s ever created. Haunting slide guitar and sparse woodwind on Roses In Te Winter would comfortably compliment David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. Tese sixteen warm and tender tracks sound utterly convincing and would reward an evening date with a good single malt.


SPEECH DEBELLE TANTIL BEFORE I BREATHE


David


Speech Debelle’s third full-length album release comes as a welcome reminder of just why this talented South London rapper and MC so deservedly won the Mercury Prize back in 2009 with Speech Terapy. Not for her the red rag, frustration-fuelled aggression in her delivery. Instead we get velvety yet earnest tones of urgency and gravity, borne out of political and social awareness, yet believing that at least some of the answers can come from a shared sense of community. Tantil before i breathe includes all four tracks from last year’s breathe. EP, and the six new songs become the fruit that grew from blossom pollinated during that release. Food becomes a recurring theme. Along with shelter and a sense of purpose in life it ensures a community’s survival, yet, as in Fish Tea, it also becomes a metaphor for urban living – ‘We won’t fit inside your cage’. Buy this album for its mantra, or buy it for its lush cellos, lazy saxophones and floaty flutes. Either way you will not be disappointed - Speech Debelle is a lyrical, and culinary, force with which to reckon. As speaks the graffiti on the M25, give peas (and rice) a chance.


OUTLINEONLINE.CO.UK / MAY 2017 / 51


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