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New tracks I like from: Tired Pony, Eliza Doolittle and James Blunt

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Oh sorry, I got a bit distracted there…are we back to me? Oh what a dream collaboration this is; my two favourite Irish singers; Gary Lightbody and Lisa Hannigan, reunited (were they ever apart?) once more to perform the second single from Tired Pony’s debut album ‘The Place We Ran From.’ ‘Get On The Road’ is released as a download in an exclusive iTunes bundle (including a non-album track “Silver Atoms,” plus the video for “Get On The Road“) on September 26th, 2010.) The album track is actually a duet between Lightbody and Zooey Deschanel, who is equally as mesmerising a performer as Hannigan, but Lisa will always have a special place in my heart; her debut album ‘Sea Sew’ is one of my top 3 favourite albums ever. I can’t wait for her next installment. Lightbody’s lyrical perfection and Hannigan’s  intoxicating elegance, coupled with their obvious chemistry, make this one of my tracks of the year.
Eliza Doolittle follows up her Top 5 chart-dwelling, chirpy classic ‘Pack Up’ with the equally catchy Rollerblades‘ (released October 18th, 2010). I really like Doolittle’s upbeat, addictive tone and think she shows great promise for the future, with her already critic-friendly and well-mastered songwriting finesse. Doolittle’s self-titled debut album has spent the last ten weeks in the Top 20 and isn’t showing signs of slippage at the moment. I’d recommend giving it a listen; a surefire way to brighten up your Monday.
James Blunt’s ‘Back to Bedlam’ was the success story of 2005;  topping the albums charts of over ten countries. The record was the highest-selling album that year in the UK, with almost 2.4 million copies, and was the best selling album of the decade in the UK. My favourite track from the album is ‘Tears and Rain’; in no small part due to the fact that it namechecks the main character from my favourite book ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray.’ ‘Stay The Night’ (released October 25th, 2010) is the first single from Blunt’s upcoming album‘Some Kind of Trouble’ (released in the UK on November 8th, 2010.) Blunt’s vocals are so distinctive, you couldn’t confuse him with any other male artist around at the moment. I look forward to more classic Bluntesque melodies and lovestruck lines from this new album.

Written by shelleyhanveywriter

September 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm

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