Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New Music 2016 - Part 37 - Lydia Loveless - Real

OK. Here I go again - there's no rest for the wicked!
Or, for that matter, the followers of those independent record labels that really matter so much once again. Here is the latest from just one such, and the welcome return of a very significant artist with her third (or fourth, maybe) LP.

Lydia Loveless - Real (Bloodshot Records, BS239, 19 August 2016).

Lydia Loveless - Real:
  • Same to You
  • Longer
  • More Than Ever
  • Heaven
  • Out On Love
  • Midwestern Guys
  • Bilbao
  • European
  • Clumps
  • Real
'Longer' is the first track from the album to be revealed:

Somewhere Else (2014) was a fine album, indeed it still is. There is, however, no reason to suppose that it was the high-water mark of Lydia Loveless' career or ambition. She has kept the same core musicians again and also producer Joe Viers. The album was recorded in Columbus, OH.
It may even be too 'real' for some folks' taste. She has never been shy of unlovely images, or raising awkward subjects, and it looks like they are here aplenty; that's just how it rolls. 

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