The biggest concern I had writing this article was should it be placed in Play or Rewind category. Although majority of these six songs are heard by now in other releases, atmosphere that they are revealing sorted together on “Clareville Grove Demos” shed more light on Bowie’s work to me.
Summer eventually came, as we were all concerned for it during the rainy half of June, and even though I was hopping that the new Broken Bells album will be out by now to get me in the summer mood, ultimately I am rewarded with “Gold Past Life” from Fruit Bats…
Sometimes I want to say that Craig Finn has made the same album again, changed a few names, addresses, maybe the people who inspire him have changed, but they all resemble each other; he has exchanged chords with that part of himself belonging to The Hold Steady, washed his face two times before going to the supermarket.
It is sad that Glen Hansard has still not reached the level of studio recordings that we expect of him longingly, but the albums are getting better and better, and the songs are more and more connected to his melancholic masculine music appearance, so with each new album, we’re really looking forward to hear the next one.