Tag Archive for 'Bat For Lashes'

Life In Mixtape Form #85

Life In Mixtape Form #85 from almostaghost on 8tracks Radio.

This mix ended up a) odd and b) international. That’s how it flows around here.

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Dreamsicle Bomb – Best Songs Of 2012

Dreamsicle Bomb – Best Of 2012 from almostaghost on 8tracks Radio.

Here’s a mix of some of my favorite 2012 songs. A lot of overlap with my top album list, obviously, but there’s some other things too.

Also I’ll note, I’m pretty sure Big Boi’s album would have made my list and near the top, it’s awesome, but it didn’t come out in time. Artists, release your albums before mid-December, thanks.

Anyway, year over, now it’s 2013.

- almostaghost

AlmostAGhost’s Top Albums Of 2012: #3. Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man

scaredy rabbits make good paper ghosts

scaredy rabbits make good paper ghosts

In reading through the lyrics of The Haunted Man in the liner notes, I noticed that there are a lot of exclamation points. “Thank god I’m alive!” “Let the perfume drip, let it rise!” “I’m in bloom! Oh yeah!” “Baby throw your head back! Let your hair down!” “And we’re only but a second away!” “And the headiness howls, rise and rise!” In a way, this sums up the album.

Some of Khan’s earlier records (also amazing) are more dreamy, goth, fanciful than this one. The Haunted Man feels more real and earthy: nature lurks in most of the songs, sex in others, little bits of the haunted past here and there, the beats pulse and thrive, and above all, it feels alive. That’s her exclamation here, song after song. This is what it feels like to be alive.

The title implies some sort of haunted feeling, the album cover makes that explicit: the weight of someone else on your shoulders. But instead of feeling the burden, it makes her exclaim.

Bat For Lahes “All Your Gold”

Bat For Lashes “A Wall”

- almostaghost

November 2012

November 2012 from almostaghost on 8tracks Radio.

Final monthly 2012 mix, before counting down my favorite albums of the year all December. I’m not going to write as much as I have in past years, and may just post some with minimal comment and a couple of tracks. But I’m sure I’ll have some thoughts on some of them too. So my top 31 albums of 2012 will be starting tomorrow, one a day all month.

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Life In Mixtape Form #55

Life In Mixtape Form #55 from almostaghost on 8tracks.

Read the cool posts below this —vvvv

And maybe we can get both of them to post more often!

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Almost A Ghost – February 2011 mix

Another new month means another mix of some new music.

We’re in a mix mood here at NP, it looks like!

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