Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The 1 Hundred :: Eleanor Friedberger - New View

Just as there are certain records that continually sell year after year, there are some titles that are continually either just under the radar of popularity, or maybe just need a bit of a highlight to remind you they are still out there waiting for new ears. As an experiment we are going to build a list of one hundred titles, all currently in stock, that we think you should lend an ear to.

 Eleanor Friedberger - New View (French Kiss, 2016) // New Vinyl

Eleanor Friedberger was half of the brother / sister (with occasional appearances by grandmother) group Fiery Furnaces. That band's outfit was prone to, shall we say, fits of fancy? At the very least they were an acquired taste with a few albums that really merit your time and energy. As a solo artist Friedberger still has some idiosyncracies, but her focus is tighter and her way around a song that seems to have fingerprints from every decade and genre from 60s pop to current experimental rock is indisputable. This third solo effort proves her staying power.


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