Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Manchester Orchestra

Tip from one of our readers (thanks Wim!), this Christmas album by Atlanta ,Georgia alt.rockers Manchester Orchestra. To be honest, when I saw the playlist I was thinking: O dear, here we go again. The same ol' Christmas faves, probably done the ol' fashioned way. But no. Whilst Manchester Orchestra are praised for their dynamics and build-ups, these tracks are almost like drones: same tempo, same soothing voice, same airy guitar sound. And that works. Elbow, Fleet Foxes, those bands are references. When you can make White Christmas sound like this, that's quite a feat:

Not a very interesting video, but if you want to get a taste and not click on Bandcamp: