I don´t like all of Beck´s body of work to date. But I really enjoy his most acoustic guitar driven music, especially his 2002 album Sea change and his latest Morning phase. From this one is the outstanding Blue Moon.
This is a beautiful and truly heartfelt performance of the song at the EllenTVShow. Beck Hansen displays all his artistry in this delivery leaving no room for sceptics.
Swedish siblings Karla and Johanna Söderberg are well known for their excellent covers of classic pop songs.
In this live performance on BBC Radio 2 they deliver a beautiful and truly great one of The Kinks landmark song. A folkie, delicate and warm approach to one of the best pop songs ever written.
Alabama Shakes nail it with this song´s passionate and great sounding live performance. Singer Brittany Howard is one of the best and most amazing rock performers arisen in the last decade. Truly outstanding !!!
Canadian Dan Bejar´s band Destroyer performing “Times Square” live at the KEXP studio. This song is on their most recent album, 2015´s “Poison season“, arguably among their best. “This is the first record that I’ve ever done that comes close to my idea of myself as a singer” Bejar said on this record. Subtle, melancholic, elegant music and an excellent live performance.
Supergrass´ frontman Gaz Coombes has done an excellent job with his first solo effort. British pop-rock seems as if it´s going nowhere through recent years, so it´s refreshing to see a 90´s brit classic enliven the rock scene in the isles. This a great live rendition of one of his album´s best songs, “Detroit”.
Uhuh! Courtney Barnett again on this blog!! Miss Barnett´s first and second claims to best álbum of the year, A Sea of Split Peas (2013) and Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015), have been among the most pleasent surprises last years. Her appearance in the rock scene has had a deep impact on rock fans and critics. Her Kurt Cobain meets Bob Dylan style and sound is one of the most refreshing and appealing in rock nowadays. Is she the Great White Hope of rock music?
This is a great performance on EllenTVShow of one of her best songs to date, the impressive Depreston, an instant classic.
Southern combo Drive By Truckers at their best at Letterman show. This is a cover of a Eddie Hinton classic and “The Truckers” equal the original. Passion, love for music and skills!!