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Thursday 8 December 2022

Big Thief


The other day I finally got around to acquiring a vinyl copy of Two Hands the 2019 album by Brooklyn band Big Thief on the 4AD label.

And what a terrific album it is too. Hearing the song Not on vinyl highlights what a great writer and singer Adrienne Lenker is. It is a truly astonishing song  and one of the best that I have heard in recent years.

Two Hands was their fourth album and in February this year they released their 5th Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You again on 4AD. It is a double album and as you would expect it is brilliant. However it is maybe a bit ambitious and over long at just over 80 minutes. Unfortunately it is also pretty expensive.

For the second album in a row Adrienne Lenker comes up with a bona fide classic in the shape of the album's opener  Change .Perhaps not quite in the same league as Not, but brilliant nevertheless. What a special talent she is

Big Thief - Not

Big Thief - Change

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