With their single ‚Promised Land‘, Polkov clinged to the upper regions of the domestic indie charts. But one thing needs to be said at this point: every other song from the captivating summer dream of a debut album by the band from Graz could have taken that spot, with their style-savvy country-homages and grandiose folk-pop-tweaks. Now, before the next singles from Polkov cuddle themselves through airplay, Laurenz Jandl tells us which records apart from ‚Polkov‚ should not be missed in 2014.
We’re with the critics on that one – album oft he year.
Probably the best Ryan Adams album since ‚29‚
Spoon – ‚[amazon_link id=“B00KXZV8VM“ target=“_blank“ ]They Want My Soul[/amazon_link]‘
Together with ‚Lost in the Dream‚ and ‚Everyday Robots‚ another record close to (lyrical and musical) transcendence.
Ryuichi Sakamoto – ‚[amazon_link id=“B00CXMOH7A“ target=“_blank“ ]Three[/amazon_link]‘
All „Hits“ by Sakamoto for piano, cello and violin. No questions asked.
Many thanks to Laurenz/Polkov fort he participation at the Heavy Pop Advent calendar!