An Interview With Jade Northwood

In this interview I talk to Jade all about music, vinyl and Tik Tok.

Instagram: @jade_northwood

Tik Tok: @jadenorthwood1993

First of all just want to say I like your videos and thanks for doing this. You have a big following on Instagram and Tik Tok, how are you finding it it all?

I really enjoy making my content especially when up and coming music artists ask for my support and opinions on their new releases. I love making music content about smaller bands which I share on my Spotify playlist for people to enjoy.

Spotify: Up and combining bands I recommend

How do you come up with all the ideas for your videos?

I am really into the alternative scene so I just try to base all my ideas around that, I’m pretty chilled and just go with the flow.

How long have you been collecting records and how many do you have in your collection?

I have been collecting records for the past 5 years however I have been collecting cd’s for the past 20 years. I have currently got around 45 records, 100’s of cd’s and my collection is always growing.
Vinyls are like kids, you love them all equally so I can’t choose between them.

What’s your vinyl holy graill?

I would love Neck Deep ( The Peace And The Panic) and A Day to Remember ( what separates me from you )

Who’s in your top five of favourite bands?

My top 5 favourite bands change often but currently It is : Neck Deep, ADTR, Stand Atlantic, Royals and Rival Town. This list could go on and on though!

If you could have dinner with any musician from any time who would it be and why?

I would love to go for dinner with Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup).I love his music, he always communicates with his fan base and I would think he would be a great host.

Any recommendations on movies, tv shows or music?

I have currently just finished watching Snow Piercer on Netflix and now bingeing on Homeland.

I have quite a few music recommendations which are Ruthcrest, Mascots, Rival Town, Incase We crash, Magnolia Park, Royals, A Few Too Many and Hometruths.

Zak Snyder’s Justice League

The Story

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash. It may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

The Good

Zak Snyder’s Justice League is best made and most successful DCU movie without a shadow of a doubt. It took the shambles of the previous cut and gave us the movie it should have been. The story is better, you get to learn more about the characters back stories. The CGI looks really good and Zak Snyder’s directing looks a whole lot better.

The Bad

This version of the movie is a big improvement of the pervious version of the movie, but it’s long. The movie is on for four hours so make sure you have time to watch it. Other than that there’s not a lot wrong with this version of The Justice League.

The Verdict

Thank goodness the #releaseghrsnydercut hashtag take place and that Zak Snyder decided to take the movie on again. This is the movie it should have been and all the fans deserved.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ out of five stars.

Manchester United Protest

After all the outrage of The European Super League which I wrote all about here: The European Super League Is Done there was mass protests in Manchester yesterday.

Manchester United were due to play Liverpool at Old Trafford, but the match got called of because of the protests by fans.

Manchester United fans actually managed to get into the grounds and pitch at Old Trafford. I don’t know what that says about security at the ground, but it happened. There was flares thrown and beer cans too. There was protests outside of the Manchester United hotel and Liverpool’s too. There was reports of bottles and flares thrown at police, police being injured and cars being over turned. Things got bad and for the security of everyone the game was cancelled.

I’m all for peaceful protests, but with a lot of these things a small amount of idiots took things to far. You’ve got to hand it to the fans though, they had enough of the way the club was being run and they made such an impact that they got the game cancelled.

I complained on the last post about the coverage from Sky about Newcastle’s plight of our bad ownership, well it’s happened again. In the middle of Newcastle’s match against Arsenal, they were interrupting our match to show and talk about Manchester United. I know they were updating the fans, but they could have at least waited until the end of the match. They just made everything all about Manchester United again.

As of now the match between Manchester United and Liverpool is due to be rescheduled. We will have to see what happens next if there’s anymore protests from the fans or other fans across the country.

An Interview With tocobeat1900

In this interview I talk to @tocobeat1900 all about music, vinyl, Oasis and Lazio.

Why did you decide to start a vinyl themed Instagram?

I have been active on various Oasis forums for a long time now. Then people started to post news and pictures using an Instagram link. I began to use Instagram without an account just to see concert pics almost in real time.

I then thought: ok, wait a minute, using the app as a member must be easier and quicker and I could share some of my stuff there too. That’s how it all started.

I do not only post Oasis and vinyl pics, I also post other bands, my favourite football team (Lazio), my favourite author (Thomas Bernhard) and road cycling can be found on my account.

How long have you been collecting records and how many do you have in your collection?

I now have 550 vinyl records in my collection and started the vinyl thing about 6 or 7 years ago.

What’s your vinyl holy graill?

The signed „Why Me? Why Not.“ Vinyl and Cd – saw them on Liams Instagram Story and ordererd it immediately – was very lucky.

Also, High Flying Birds In 3D. I could purchase on release day, it’s now 200 Euro on discogs.

I would also like to mention the bootleg stuff that gets released nowadays. Sometimes difficult to find and then only for crazy prices on ebay. Thanks to a good soul (you know who you are!) I get most of them for a totally fair price.

You like me are a big Oasis fan, how many Oasis records do you have now?

Discogs says I have now 1366 Oasis related items in my collection – vinyl/cds/Dvds/Mc/minidisc etc. Beady Eye and Solo stuff included.

Plus a lot of books and merchandise, pretty crazy.

What’s you favourite Oasis album, song and why?

I know not many would choose this album: Heathen Chemistry. For me there is no weak track on it. Even She is love, which is not very popular among the community. It’s one of my all time favourite songs.

Songs: Underneath the Sky, Listen Up and Don’t Look Back In Anger.

I saw that you’re a Lazio fan too, I used to like watching them when Gazza played for them back in the day. You a lifelong fan?

I have been a Lazio Fan for almost 20 years now. I have supported my local team before, but always loved Italian football, especially the atmosphere and the songs in Italy. When I started learning Italian in school my passion for Italy grew even more and after my first trip to Rome I totally fell in love with the city.

A documentary about the rome derby on tv blew me away and from that day I started following the Lazio colours (sky blue and white). Just to make sure: I’m not a Lazio supporter for any political reasons.

Its nice to see, that many Lazio supporters also are Oasis fans. Just go to YouTube and search for Beady Eye Lazio.

Another good example: before the most important derby in rome history (Italian cup final in Rome 2013) Lazio asked the fans to choose a warm-up song for this game. The Lazio supporters voted for Morning Glory.

Who’s in your top five of favourite bands?

Thanks for this easy question. 😉

Oasis, Elvis, The Beatles, The Doors and Simon & Garfunkel.

Plus 100 other bands….

If you could have dinner with any musician from any time who would it be and why?

Elvis Presley, John Lennon said once: “Before Elvis there was nothing” it would be great to have a chat with the person, who started it all.

Any recommendations on movies, tv shows or music?

If you like 60s beat music: check out Paul Orwell – so underrated

If your into psychedelic music: Triptides and The Babe Rainbow

The European Super League Is Done

Well that was a crazy week in the world of football.

Last week I wrote all about the proposed European Super League here: Say No To The European Super League Now it’s over before it even got started. The fans, the pundits and even the government had there say on the issue. Then Chelsea and Manchester City pulled out of the league and the rest of the clubs followed. It looks like the clubs from Europe are going to pull out too, although that remains to be seen and what happens next, but for now it’s done.

This shows what can be achieved by the fans. They made their voices heard. They protested against this league and the owners of their clubs. It’s a case of people power. The owners have to listen to the fans, after all the fans are the ones that buy the season tickets, shirts, mechanise etc. The fans have supported these teams going back generations to the formation of these football clubs. This is a massive wake up call to fans. We can say were not happy with the owners, we can protest against them and try to get something done about it.

As a Newcastle United fan we’ve suffered having a poor owner for years, who has done very little for the club and now other fans know how we feel. It makes everything we have said in the past real and people have to realise this now. We as fans of Newcastle United have to realise that we can do something about this too. We can make our voices heard too. Sky haven’t said much on our plight in all of this, but as soon as Manchester United is mentioned Sky are up in arms about it. It’s the double standard of the so called big six getting all the coverage and the smaller clubs not getting as much. All of the people who cover football, not just Sky need to change this.

I really hope that after all this there’s some better checks in place on potential owners of clubs and restrictions, fines in place to stop something like this from happening in the future.

An Interview With teddybvinyl

In this interview I talk to Ted all about music and vinyl.


Why did you decide to start a vinyl themed Instagram?

I joined Instagram in September 2014 and my first post was of a Gaslight Anthem show I saw in Toronto. My first vinly post was Jimmy Eat World’s “Futures” in October of that year. I didn’t get serious about posting vinyl until 2015. I was also posting other stuff like family trips, but in 2016, I decided to devote my account to vinyl. I’d say it was an accident that I even started posting vinyl in the first place but I knew I liked music and was starting to buy more records, plus I started interacting with other collectors on Instagram, so it was a perfect storm so to speak.

How long have you been collecting records and how many do you have in your collection?

I was born in the mid-70’s so I bought some records in the 80’s like Bon Jovi’s “Slippery When Wet”, George Michael’s “Faith” and Genesis’ “Invisible Touch”. I fell out of music around 1988 and didn’t get back into it until 1991 or 1992. I then became obsessed with music. CDs were the rage so I concentrated on those. Like Instagram vinyl posting, getting back into vinyl also happened by accident. I was looking for the CD of Wilco’s “Wilco The Album” in 2009, but the record store near my work didn’t have it, so the manager, Stephen, told me “well, the vinyl comes with the CD and the price is around the same”. I had my grandmother’s old portable turntable in my basement so I said, what the hell? And that’s when I started buying vinyl more seriously. And now I have over 1,000 records in my collection. Also, Stephen now runs one of my favourite record stores in Toronto, @deaddogrecords so he’s still giving me sound recommendations…and taking my money.

What’s your vinyl holy grail?

It would have to be an original press of Oasis’ “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?” which is my favourite album of all time. I have the 2009 repress and the new 25th anniversary silver press, but getting an original of that album would be amazing.

You have a good following on Instagram, how are you finding it all?

It’s been a mostly positive experience, because of the people I’ve met in my almost 6 years in the Instagram #vinylcommunity. Saying it’s been 6 years is pretty crazy to be honest! I find you connect with people because of the music they post or you post and those relationships then grow. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some people I’ve interacted with in-person and some have become real life friends, which has been the most rewarding part I would say. Also, you get a lot of great music recommendations, so I’ve discovered a lot of incredible artists and albums I wouldn’t have likely found on my own.

Who’s in your top five of favourite bands?

1. Oasis is my favourite band of all time and likely always will be. “What’s The Story” came out my first month of University and changed my musical trajectory. Bon Jovi was my favourite band in the 80’s and then a lot of the 90’s and the 2000’s. I still have a lot of time for them so they are

2. Seeing Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band live in 2001, on their reunion tour, changed my life, so he is

3. R.E.M. is a band that I’ve always liked, but in the past few years, that has turned to love so they would be

4. I’m pretty obsessed with 90’s alt-rock in general and while I love Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, my fave grunge-era band is Stone Temple Pilots. Weiland was an incredible front man and I still listen to them regularly, so they round out my top 5.

If you could have dinner with any musician from any time who would it be and why?

Great question. There are so many interesting choices, Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Shirley Manson, Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer. But I’m going to go with Bruce Springsteen because every time I see an interview or documentary with him, he seems to have so much knowledge, passion, wisdom. I’d love to ask him about his writing process and how he has maintained his drive to create quality music for the past 4 or is it 5, decades. I think we’d have a few drinks and a great conversation.

Any recommendations on movies, tv shows or music?

Movies, I’m going to go old school and say if you love music you really need to watch 1996’s “That Thing You Do!” which was written and directed by Tom Hanks but sort of flew under the radar.  It’s a great little film with an awesome soundtrack.  TV Shows, I still have cable and love Dick Wolf series, so I’ve been into FBI and FBI: Most Wanted for the past few years.  Music, these days I’m really into Gary Clark Jr., especially his 2014 “Live” album.  I also recently picked up “Foreverly” by Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones, where they cover an old Everly Brothers album.  It’s a little out of my normal wheelhouse but I’m finding it to be a perfect late night or early morning spin.

Say No To The Super League

Yesterday the world of football was rocked to its core with the announcement of a European Super League.

The so called big six teams of English football, teams from Spain and Italy have all been announced to be apart of it. What is proposed, is that these teams all enter the league starting in August that goes onto quarter finals, semi finals and onto a final to crown the champions of Europe. They will play in this league every season without having to qualify for it like you have to in the champions league and other teams can qualify to be apart of it later. There’s also big money involved for the teams to enter and let’s face it that’s what all this is about money. This is the owners of these teams being greedy and just seeing money. Never mind the history of these clubs, the fans, the premier league and lower leagues, this is all about greed.

There is no competition, no pyramid system, no having to earn it either in this so called league. This is why and rightfully so that everybody from fans, pundits and even Boris Johnson isn’t happy with this. We all see it’s all about greed. Gary Neville has done a great job speaking up about this in a very passionate and concise manor. I’m a Newcastle United fan, my clubs takeover was recently blocked by these six teams and the premier league, citing human rites, piracy etc. Let’s face it this was all about money too, they didn’t want another big team with money coming along. This just makes this whole situation even more shady and wrong.

Liverpool played Leeds today at Elland Road and the Leeds players did what we were all thinking, they wore T-shirt’s with Champions league earn it emblazoned on them. We’ll play to them and it’s good to see the fans protesting too. I think every fan across the country needs to protest against this, to stop it happening.

An Interview With spinningendlessly

In this interview I talk to Themis all about music and vinyl.


Why did you decide to start a vinyl themed Instagram?

I started my account a few years ago, in the summer of 2018. It gave me an “excuse” to take out and listen to some records that I hadn’t played in a while, as well as properly catalog it on discogs. Also, I would post records on my personal account and at times I felt that I was flooding my friends’ feeds with records (not many of them are into it). I figured I should start an account just for that. Post records, and talk about them with fellow collectors. It became a great way to find so much great music, as well as connect to fellow collectors and vinyl lovers all over the world. And slowly it became an obsession. I post the record and the cover, kind of like browsing a virtual record store. The sleeve plays such a vital roll in an album, as well as what the record looks like, which variant it is etc. I also try to include as much information as possible, as well as pictures of the back and inside sleeves or gatefold.

How long have you been collecting records and how many do you have in your collection?

I started collecting CDs in the late 90’s when I still lived in Athens, Greece. I continued collecting upon moving to th New York, and if anything it became even easier. I started getting some records around 2005 or so, mostly from some of my favorite bands. I switched to buying just records around 2011-2012 or so (with the occasional CD here and there, especially from some of my favorite bands that I collect almost everything. As of March 2021 and according to discogs, I have about 1300, and that includes LPs, as well as 7″, 10″ and 12″ singles.

What’s your vinyl holy grail?

There are so many records that would fall into this category. Some original pressings that are hard to get, as well as some promo records or signed records. Not so much of a holy grail but one of the most important in my collection would be Liam Gallagher’s “Why Me Why Not?” picture disc that I got signed from Liam at Rough Trade NYC during a meet & greet event in 2019. Among my other records, it would probably be some of my Oasis stuff such as Familiar To Millions, or some original box sets like Be Here Now or The Masterplan 10″ boxset. Also, the Ryan Adams “Live After Deaf” box set and some signed records by The Black Angels.

You’re a fan of Oasis as I am too. What’s your favourite album and why?

BE HERE NOW! It’s usually overlooked, not only by most people and casual fans, but by the hardcore fans as well. What an album. Listening to that as a teenager was special. It was impossible NOT to hype you up, sing along, learn all the words and just feel good, what music’s supposed to make you feel. Be Here Now suffers from constantly being compared to the first two albums, but it’s an incredible album. Some great singles, great bsides, and my biggest regret would always be not seeing them live during that tour, although I was still quite young.

Who’s in your top five of favourite bands?

That’s something that constantly changes, but there are some bands that are like a constant, you always get back to them. Oasis, Manic Street Preachers, The Black Angels, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Ryan Adams will always be among my top artists. But bands like Foals, Sam Roberts Band, Doves, The Coral and Kasabian are up there as well. But the list can go on and on. There are at least 25-30 bands I absolutely love. I’ve seen all of those live except for The Coral… hopefully soon!

If you could have dinner with any musician from any time who would it be and why?

Tough call, but it would probably Yannis Philippakis from Foals. What a guy. There would be a lot of interesting discussions, before eventually the dinner turning into a crazy, high speed rollercoaster of a party. One of the greatest, most fun people I’ve ever met. Incredibly charismatic, talented, intelligent but down to earth at the same time. And Greek.

Any recommendations on movies, tv shows or music?

The last movie I watched was Nomadland. It’s not for everyone, but I was glued to my TV for the duration of the film, something that’s almost impossible during these days, with constant distractions from social media and the constant need to be in the know about what’s happening everywhere. The film is quite sad yet extremely inspirational, thought provoking and an eye opener. As for music, the most “underrated” band and one that I wish more people discovered would be the Sam Roberts Band from Montreal. They’ve been around for almost 20 years, and they’re one of the best kept secrets. Great guys, great albums and always fantastic live. Rock ‘n’ roll is alive.

The Power

The Story

1973: a young nurse is forced to work the night shift in a crumbling hospital as striking miners switch off the power across Britain. But inside the walls lurks a terrifying presence that threatens to consume her and everyone around her.

The Good

Rose Williams is great in this role as Val the new trainee nurse, who is starting a new job at a hospital during the miners strike in the 1970’s. She’s likeable, naive and about to have the worst shift of her life. What I like about Rose is her ability to portray with her eyes, everything her character experiences as the story unfolds. She quickly has to toughen up to get through the night and survive. I hope to see more of Rose in the future, she could become a big star. The supporting cast are good. The cinematography really captures the atmosphere of the dark, old hospital.

The Bad

Nothing new here story wise, creepy old building, people keeping a dark secret and attempts to scare the audience with jumps scares etc.

The Verdict

The Power is a period piece movie, with a modern message. Great acting, atmospheric and not a bad British horror movie.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ out of five stars.

An Interview With tonyjwhill

In this interview I talk to Tony all about music and vinyl.


Tony: So I’m probably just your average record-collecting guy of a certain age. I’ve got a wonderful wife and son who are my world. I work in marketing as a client account director in a really great little agency down the road from me here in Kent.

I’ve been hooked on music since childhood, it’s a big constant in my life and there’s always something spinning or at least playing in the background. When I’m not working or busy with house stuff we try and get out and about as much as we can both locally in the UK and abroad (can’t wait for this, hopefully, last lockdown to end) – I’m lucky to have spent a lot of time in France and Romania and seen a good chunk of Europe. Like the bio says – I probably drink too much coffee but I make up for it with the occasional cider. I’m a literature graduate (well, a long time ago now) and while I no longer wrestle with the written word so much for a living, I read a huge amount and occasionally get asked to review books over on my blog, Mumbling About. With all these things I try and widen my horizons as much as possible but there’s always some old favourites and habits that remain.

Why did you decide to start a vinyl themed Instagram?

Probably like most I didn’t set out to go ‘vinyl’. I joined Instagram back in 2012 but didn’t get what it was / is and just posted sporadically at best for a few years. Then as I got increasingly fed up with other social media channels I started posting a little more but it was mostly travel, days out, books and the occasional record. As I started collecting more I started posting more then about a year ago I discovered the whole vinyl community side of it with all those great themed days like #newwavewednesday, #saturday90svinylrevival and #2000stuesday hosted by some really cool folks. It coincided with the whole furlough / redundancy / lockdown stuff too and posting and ‘talking’ music and records was a real positive thing for me and I started enjoying Instagram even if I’m still not sure I ‘get’ it (I’ve never worked out how to do stories) but it’s fun and the vinyl community is such a positive place compared to the toxicity you find on other networks. The music stuff – I include CDs and tapes in there too – has pretty much taken over but I’ll still try to mix it up with the odd book, cider or castle and, once it’s back on the cards again, travel.

How long have you been collecting records and how many do you have in your collection?

There were always records about when I was a kid, I have fond memories of my Dad dropping the needle on stuff to introduce me to things like Dark Side of the Moon or Led Zeppelin’s IV but when I started getting into music myself in the 90s CDs were the format of choice for a long time. I have a bit of a collecting itch with things I’m in to like books and films etc and music is no exception, so from the second I started earning my own cash with Saturday jobs it started building, plus there were some great record shops about when I was at Uni too (though then it was still the era of CDs) and I probably ended up with a few thousand in the collection there…. most of which are now in boxes in the garage or attic.

Vinyl started for me a hair over ten years ago – when I hit 30 my wife, like a true enabler, bought me a great turntable. I had a few records as gifts from my best friend and started adding a few here and there, picking up things like OG copies Hounds of Love, PJ Harvey’s ‘To Bring You My Love’ and some Springsteen stuff before the big vinyl price hike. It really picked up a few years ago now – probably coinciding with when I found a great record shop down the road in Canterbury (the brilliantly named Vinystore Jr) and this label / distro called Aloud! out of Barcelona that has some amazing post-rock stuff on their roster –  to the point where my wife upgraded my turntable for my 40th last year and now if I buy new music (or music at all really) it’ll be on vinyl, there’s something much more tactile about it that appeals to me and the sound is inarguably better than you get on digital etc. 

I’ve set myself some rules and keep myself in check or I’d have no money or space left but it’s around 300 now and creeping up. It’s not the biggest of collections but it’s well loved and all of them get played. I’ve even managed to get my wife to add a few and my son has one in there too. I vary where I buy – digging through new and used crates (virtually these days) and eBay etc, trying to keep it independent / local rather than that big online place beginning with A.

What’s your vinyl holy grail?

I’m really lucky to have some sought-after records in my collection already, like the Mondo Jurrasic Park soundtrack with the randomly inserted Dilopohsaurus coloured vinyl which was a gift for my first Father’s Day, or the Mogwai Central Belters box which I picked up for £40 when new and some nice RSD / Love Record Store Day pressings… but I’ve never actively sought out a particular record very hard. 

I’d love to have Pearl Jam’s Live at Benaroya Hall, PJ20, Live on Two Legs or Lost Dogs on vinyl but the prices they’re going for means it’s a no go for me and I’ll just sit here quietly hoping for a repress.

I got into the whole Record Store Day thing a few years back and I’d really like a copy of the Lost In Translation soundtrack that came out in 2019. As soon as the prices on that come down to a more reasonable level I’ll be right on it!

Who’s in your top five of favourite bands?  

Dude, this is the toughest question. I could almost give you five from different genres but five overall… Shooting from top of my head today I’ll say;

Pearl Jam

Sonic Youth

Dinosaur Jr


Buffalo Tom

But then I’d also have to mention Pixies, Pink Floyd, Explosions In The Sky, Springsteen or…

If you could have dinner with any musician from any time who would it be and why? 

I’m fascinated by Elvis Presley – the man behind the myth etc. But I don’t think I’d fancy dinner with him, he was a real germaphobe so either wouldn’t use cutlery or would take his own… might be a bit awkward with the whole ‘so, you died on the toilet…’ thing too.

I’ll say Eddie Vedder. I’ve been a huge Pearl Jam fan since I tuned in back in the late 90s and I’d love to hear some of the stories behind the songs and some of those ‘war’ stories. The dude also seems to have really mellowed since back in the day, he seems like a real doting family guy now and he’s championing some really important causes that I believe in too so it’d be cool to have a bite, enjoy a few glasses of wine and bust out the ukuleles afterwards.

Any recommendations on movies, tv shows or music?

I can’t remember the last ‘new’ film I watched. It was probably Pixar’s ‘Soul’ and that was pretty good (not their best still bloody good). I tend to watch older stuff on all the streaming channels lately rather than new. We recently re-watched the original Ghost In The Shell films, those are just astounding and they’ve got great soundtracks too (if someone could make a decent repress of the Ghost In The Shell: Innocence soundtrack I’d be very grateful), same with some Studio Ghibli films like ‘My Neighbour Totoro’. 

Just binged through a couple of French tv series on Netflix that I thought were great; ‘Lupin’ and ‘A Very Secret Service’. I’m also watching the first two series of Narcos for what must be the third time because it’s just such a great show.

Music wise I always say I think more people should know Buffalo Tom but I’ve been saying that since, like, 2001. Mogwai’s new album ‘As The Love Continues’ is already a contender for album of the year. I recently discovered Talk Talk, Big Thief and Adrianne Lenker’s solo stuff and there’s some great music there.