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Monday, 9 January 2017

Jury Out on Julia

Hello Stranger from Julia Holter's album Loud City Song appears on the Best of 2013 compilation I featured the other day.
This prompted me to give her 2015 album Have You  in My Wilderness another listen.
I bought it that year with my Christmas money alongside Gwenno's Y Dydd Olaf and LoneLady's Hinterland and to me it is the weakest of the three.
It has a couple of good tracks such as the one below but so far it has failed to ignite a spark.
Maybe after a few more listens or perhaps maybe not.
I know that many of my blogging colleagues will disagree as it featured in many best of the year lists for 2015

Julia Holter - Hello Stranger

Julia Holter - Sea Calls Me Home


  1. Big thumbs down for track one from both of us. My partner staring off into space with the second track, but I quite like it

  2. I realise that Julia Holter is a well respected artist, but I'm afraid that the title of this post speaks for me too. It's about time for some new stuff from Gwenno and Lonelady though.

  3. Bogging colleagues. That's no way to talk about your mates

    1. Oops - now corrected!
      Probably only those with a West Coast of Scotland connection would have picked that up

  4. Not at all bad but, as you say, no Gwenno.

  5. I kinda like Holter's stuff, but I have to be in the mood for it. And I'm not in the mood for it that often.

  6. I'm with you on this as well, CC. Had a few goes at getting into it but never quite managed to do so