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Amyl & The Sniffers – Guided By Angels

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The debut album by Amyl & The Sniffers always had a touch too much LA rock from the hairsprayed end of the 80s for my taste to have convinced me completely uniornisch, but the new single “Guided By Angels” is really wild punk in its direct snottiness -LA of the early X plates. Singer Amy Taylor is appropriately hyperkinetic, an irrepressible punk rock jumping ball. Also completely correct YouTube comment: „This video is the equivalent of being the only one on coke while all your mates are on weed.“

Christin Nichols – Today I Choose Violence

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The solo album by front woman Christin Nichols soon rises out of the ruins of Prada Meinhoff. After the already very good single “Neon”, she is now following up with a soundtrack bar talk with a particularly exemplary member of the patriarchal genre with “I Chose Violence”. Nichols quotes the most beautiful hints and reproaches that are made to her as a woman on stage and in life and answers them in a beautiful hole-end ’90 chorus: “Five fingers … one fist”

Whispering Sons – Surface

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One of the strongest albums of the year comes from Belgium. Whispering Sons play Joy Division-style post-punk – darkly colored and reminiscent of the Irish band The Murder Capital, who released the best record in this special niche last year.
In many songs (especially on “Flood”) the Belgians also play with EBM-Electro elements, so that the album is positioned between the aforementioned Joy Division and DAF.

Girl In Red – Rue

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The first singles like the great 2018 song “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” by the young Norwegian Marie Ulven aka Girl In Red sounded like indie jingle jangle music in the nicest bedroom style, DIY, scruffy – but in the openness of her lyrics back then remarkable: “I don’t want to be your friend, I want to kiss your lips”. Bedroom indie pop in more ways than one. In the meantime, Ulven has broken out of the small Norwegian indie ghetto on the winding paths of the Internet and has become a worldwide meme: the phrase “do you listen to Girl In Red?” Is now the covert question about sexual orientation. Their debut album “If I Could Make It Go Quiet” is now much closer to contemporary pop between Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish, but still pleasantly raw and direct.

Billie Eilish – Getting Older

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One of the most gratifying success stories of the last few years is definitely the career of Billie Eilish, who became the most important pop star in the world with a fascinating sound language and self-confident outsider lyrics. Even if the new album is maybe one or the other song too long, songs like “Getting Older”, which combine minimalism with pop, are an event.

Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4 U

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Hey, if there is actually a good number 1 single in Germany, it has to be mentioned here. Like Miley, Britney and Justin Timberlake before her, Olivia Rodrigo, who comes from the Disney environment, is the big new pop star. With a song like “Good 4 U”, which is reminiscent of Avril Lavigne’s good moments, and rightly so.

BSI – Vesturbæjar Beach

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The first mini-album (or EP?) By BSÍ – Silla Thorarensen (drums & vocals) and Julius Pollux Rothlaender (bass & toe keyboard) – certainly has the best title of the year: “Sometimes Depressed But Always Antifascist”.

BSÍ have also developed a suitable concept for this title. The first side of the record – “Sometimes Depressed” – consists of calm, hurtful songs, while the back – “But Always Antifascist” – plays best Lofi indie pop punk, reminiscent of Gurr’s first album.

The league of ordinary gentlemen – men with beautiful hair

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Two years ago the League of Ordinary Gentlemen released the best album of their career with “Fuck Dance, Let’s Art” and followed up with a beach-and-sun hit last summer with “Ferien für immer”. The latter is also included on the recently released new album “Geschichterln aus dem Park Cafe”, on which, in addition to “Holidays forever”, the soul pounder “Yo Zwanie!” And “Men with beautiful hair” are convincing.

Zwanie Jonson – We like it

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Speaking of “Yo Zwanie!”: The man behind the strange exclamation of the League of Ordinary Gentlemen is Zwanie Johnson, former drummer of the group and since 2011 a solo artist in relaxed sophisticated pop. The latest album doesn’t make a difference either and with “We like it” Jonson has perhaps achieved his biggest hit. Early 70s West Coast pop that has the groove of soul bands of the same era.

Sault – London Gangs

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According to self-announcement, the new Sault record will only be available for 99 days. Like Mission: Impossible – self-destructing LPs after listening?
Anyway, marketing gimmick or not, the first song is already a blast, again more in the no-wave direction.

Ozan Ata Canani – All people on earth

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The State Act sub-label Fun In The Church has unearthed an amazing find in Ozan Ata Canani. Canani came to Germany as a so-called “guest worker” and recorded a few songs in German, but despite an appearance on “Bios Bahnhof”, he never made an album. On the compilation of the Trikont label “Songs Of Gastarbeiter” the remarkable song “Deutsche Freunde” appeared late a few years ago and now Canani is adding a whole, newly recorded album with “Warte mein Land, warte”. In addition to “German Friends” and the title song, “All people of this earth” is a central song that tells a lot about Canani’s humanist worldview in the guise of an oriental garage song reminiscent of the fusion of Mdou Moctar.

Hawel / McPhail – Come Around Again

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“This is all happening for the love of fuzz! A band made by fuzz pedals! “: This is how the new project of Tocotronic man Rick McPhail is announced. For his latest ‘Fuzz’ project, McPhail is in league with Frehn Hawel from Tigerbeat and together the two of them are bringing a no-bullshit indie rock album straight out of the garage. “Come Around Again” shifts down half a gear compared to the rest of the record, but in its new wave harmonies it reminds of Flying Nuns – records of the early 80s.

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