Thursday, August 17, 2006

Must be the big star about to fall...

Jason Molina is back with a solo and Magnolia Electric Co. album, proving once again that he is the closest thing we currently have to a 1970's Neil Young (you know, the drugged out, depressive as hell, Tonight's The Night one). The guy has a voice to kill things for. Let Me Go, Let Me Go, Let Me Go is just the guy and a piano or guitar, lo-fi like The Microphones- The Glow, Pt. 2, all insular, dark and lonesome. Fading Trails is Crazy Horse-era rocking and contains some of the guy's best songwriting to date. For the uninitiated, I've included "Farewell Transmission," which ranks as one of the best songs of the last 6 years.

Magnolia Electric Co- Lonesome Valley from Fading Trails.

Jason Molina- Everything Should Try Again from Let Me Go, Let Me Go, Let Me Go.

Songs/Ohia- Farewell Transmission from Magnolia Electric Co.


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