Sunday, 9 August 2015

Frank Turner - Positive Songs For Negative People

Well well. I was beginning to despair. Whilst I've come across some great albums this year (by actively seeking out new stuff) only one or two had really hit the spot for me (Public Service Broadcasting and Django Django). Also, Apple Music hadn't really thrown anything my way that had caught my imagination ... and then came Frank Turner. New to me again (but of course checking back, he's been mentioned on here twice before) he's got a brand new album out, Positive Songs For Negative People. I read a little about him and at first thought 'Eton Old Boy - eugh', but why should that mean someone can't write good songs - of course it doesn't. There's a review of this album in the Guardian (where it only gets three stars!) here Frank Turner: Positive Songs for Negative People review, and it would seem that I seem to like music that doesn't demand much from the listener. Well, whatever it might say about me, I'm prepared to declare loud and clear that I think that this is a cracking album - just my kind of thing. Have a listen. There are links to a couple of tracks in the Guardian review.

4 comments:

John Lamb said...

We're big fans in our household, that includes Megan and the kids. We just have to cough through the swear words...

Schönberg said...

New album is fairly decent. As already communicated to you verbally, my favourite track is 'Silent Key', because I like the premise of it documenting the last moments of Christa McAuliffe, the first 'citizen' in space. Seems I'm a sucker for space-related tunes at the moment...

Chris Phillips said...

'Space' - now there's a theme for a compilation CD!

John Lamb said...

Space Walk - Lemon Jelly
Anything of the great ELO concept album Time - Yours Truly being my favourite.

Back to Frank Turner, I'm going to see him on tour, I forgot about that!