Release Date: Mar 18, 2012
Record label: Play It Again Sam
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Ladies and gentleman, the time has come. After a year of unending ubiquity, Adele’s reign as the ultimate singer of sad piano-based songs is over. She’s won her Grammies, she’s courted controversy and she’s sold a shitload of albums. Under the circumstances, it would be wrong, even selfish, to ask any more of her.
A striking second set of enveloping sounds from the young Austrian. Mike Diver 2012 Although essentially an invisible medium, music has frequently proven its power to construct convincing worlds through wordplay and melody. Soap&Skin, the music-making moniker of 21-year-old Austrian artist Anja Plaschg, paints rather better worlds than most – and this, her second album following 2009’s strikingly beautiful Lovetune for Vacuum, is her most vivid and enveloping achievement to date.