Ny poplista med spännande musik. Hela tre svenska akter, t.ex. den häftiga REIN. Se bilden.
Och så säger vi R.I. P. till Toots Hibbert, en av reggaens största, som dog i veckan och som samtidigt
har premiär på Poplistan.
1Rein (SWE) I många av de artiklar som skrivits om electrodrottningen Rein har det berättat om hur hennes pappa, italodisco-stjärnan Paul Rein, tog med henne på Kraftwerk-konsert i unga år. Än mer upprepad är historien om när hon för första gången fick se favoritbandet Nitzer Ebb. Även detaljen att de brittiska EBM-legendarerna då, med Kourtney Klein i sättningen, för första gången hade en kvinnlig trummis.Nitzer Ebb är fortfarande en viktig referens när Rein nu, snart fem år in i karriären, släpper första fullängdaren Reincarnated. Albumets tredje singel ”Bodyhammer” är precis vad titeln antyder. En hommage till japanska kultrullen ”Tetsuo II: Body Hammer” och en blytung bodystänkare på adrenalinnivå med husgudarnas landmärke That Total Age (1987). Gaffa
2 Secret Machines (US) One of rock music’s former Next Big Things returns with a propulsive, stream-lined album that has the modest charm of fan service. If the concept of “krautrock, but with choruses” is no longer novel in 2020, it’s at least fresh on Awake in the Brain Chamber—even as their vision of planetarium-ready rock receded almost entirely from the public imagination, Now Here is Nowhere maintained its cult appeal in large part because there really hasn’t been anything remotely like it since. Pitchfork
3 Tricky, Marta (UK) After a string of misfires, the UK musician’s 14th album translates unimaginable loss into some of his most darkly moving music in years. Fall to Pieces, which contains some of the most darkly moving music that Tricky has produced since that debut album, was produced in the shadow of tragedy. Tricky’s daughter Mazy died in 2019 as he was beginning work on a new record. Here, on his 14th studio album, he translates that unimaginable loss into moments of nauseatingly raw emotion. “Hate This Pain,” one of the first songs Tricky worked on after his daughter’s death, channels the sickening depth of his loss into music of visceral simplicity. Pitchfork
4 Jim Bob ( US) His press release says these are brand new songs written by a man who can’t escape being compared to Jim Bob from Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine… That’s because he is fuckin’ Jim Bob from Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine! Jo’s Got Papercuts starts with a classic chug and crescends into a top as fuck chorus filled with pianos and cutting lyrics; “And every day she’s doing her best to say sober, but people keep fucking her over” Great stuff! Louderthanwar
5 Toots & The Maytals (JAM) show off their pride for their native Jamaica in the new animated for the group’s latest single. “Got to be tough when things get rough/You got to be tough and this is a warning/You got to be smart, living in this time/It’s not so easy to carry on.” Rolling Stone
OBS! Just I detta nu meddelas det att Toots har avlidit. R.I.P.
6 Blues Pills (SWE) Retro Swedish soul-rockers Blues Pills continue to swing on third album, Holy Moly! Sometimes, it’s not about where you are, but where you’re at. Even if, in the case of Swedish retro-rockers Blues Pills, where you are is already rather covetable. To record the follow-up to 2016’s magnificent Lady In Gold – an album which took them to Number One in Germany – Elin Larsson and her be-flared band headed to Närke, far out in the Swedish countryside, where they could freak out in (relative) peace, in their own analogue studio, with no distractions, recorded by guitarist Zack Anderson. But as idyllic as this sounds, on Holy Moly!, Blues Pills are actually miles and decades away from where it was created. This is actually the super-swinging sound of 1960s California, a sunny delight that invokes the golden age of psychedelia, the Playboy Mansion party from Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Kerrang
7 Girls in Synthetis (UK) For anyone whose been following their feverish rise since conception, the arrival of Girls in Synthesis debut full-length album Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future, is something to get excited about.
he title Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future, in itself is loaded with postmodern suggestion. An echo, something which usually follows, instead reverberating back. It is the perfect title. The influences are apparent – the restless agit-prop of anarcho-punk and the nervous twitch of many of post-punk’s finest. But it takes that foundation to make something fresh, blasting backwards from a vortex of the future in a manner which feels perfect for the current era. Louder than war
8 Heavy Feather (SWE) is a rock quartet from Sweden. The album we have at hand is their debut effort, “Debris and Rubble” – an album that promises a raw and heavy riff-based rock. Just by looking at the font style they used for their name on the album artwork, you'll know they're old school. The album also has a bluesy shade and some share of country sound, and those two elements are both present in “Waited All My Life”. The solo of this song is so reminiscent of EAGLES’ “Midnight Flyer”. Metal-Temple’
9 Working Mens Club (UK) Talking about the track, Syd from the band said: “Valleys is probably the most honest song on the record and I guess sets a premise for the rest of the album, growing up in a small town and trying to escape. It was one of the last songs we finished, we couldn’t quite get the right string sound despite layering up about 4 synths up then Ross brought in his fixed LE string synth and it sounded perfect for the song.Heavenlyrecordings
10 Ulver (NOR) has gone through so many evolutions that it hardly seems worth it to relitigate what genre they were at what point. Lately, the group has found something of a niche within the realm of dark synthpop, and their latest record, Flowers of Evil, sees the band grasping for a natural conclusion to this exploration that seamlessly blends with the group’s long past black metal days. Though pervasive, dark synths are the sound of the record, there are also moments of levity that pierce through the darkness like a ray of light through storm clouds. Both “Machine Guns and Peacock Feathers” and “Apocalypse 1993” utilize bouncier synth sounds and engaging vocal techniques to bring in a not insignificant bit of pop. MusicmxdwnNi har som vanligt två veckor till er att rösta. Senaste dagen är söndag den 27 september. Här är länken.