We’re back! Just when you thought things might get better they haven’t (except perhaps for the removal of ‘The Orange One’ across the pond) and so here we are again, back in Lockdown. And with that we have a new edition of ‘Isolation Blues’. Because what else are you going to do other than drown your sorrows in music hey?
Here are some of the tracks that have gotten us through the last few weeks. As usual there are seven standard categories (based around the stages of grief) and we’ve selected a track to compliment each mood. Click HERE for a link to the playlist on Spotify.
Plus we’ve recommended a Documentary and a Film to keep you entertained too.
Here are our selections;
1) ‘Shock & Denial’ = Dirty Three – Some Summers They Drop Like Flys
2) ‘Pain & Guilt’ = The Kinks – Where have All The Good Times Gone
3) ‘Anger’ = GZA ft. Inspectah Deck – Cold World
4) ‘Reflection’ = Porno For Pyros – Thick Of It All
5) ‘The Upward Turn’ = Gang Of Four – Damaged Goods
6) ‘Reconstruction’ = The Stooges – Fun House
7) ‘Acceptance’ = Dylan Carson – Reaching The Gulf
Recommended Documentary = Nas – Time Is Illmatic (Netflix)
Recently added to Netflix, this documentary tracks the creation and recording of one of the finest Hip Hop albums ever made. All the key players are interviewed and it’s fascinating to see how many of the East coast’s top producers were involved including DJ Premier, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip and more. Nevertheless with everyone aligned behind Nas’ vision and thoughtful prose, the album stands as one cohesive, and highly impressive, body of work.
Recommended Film = The Conjuring (Dir. James Wan, 2013)
Following the real life story of paranormal investigators Ed & Lorraine Warren, this particular film deals with a family experiencing increasingly disturbing events at their farmhouse in Rhode Island in 1971. It’s the first instalment in what has become the ‘Conjuring Universe’ franchise and totals seven films with two more in production currently. This is certainly the best of the bunch though with strong performances from Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, a tight script and plenty of ‘jump out of your seat’ moments.