September is always heavy on the listening, after the deprivation of summer break; my Last.fm stats cite no fewer than 54 artists played over the last 30 days, the top 5 of them with more than 100 plays apiece. Time alone is good.
Both Omnia and Faun have new albums out, Prayer and Midgard, respectively. Both albums were of the kind that takes a few listens to grow on the listener (instead of ye olde three-hit-singles-and-a-lot-of-filler recipe); the former got to that point faster, but both are worthy additions to the bands’ catalogues. Do listen.
Eivør, on the other hand, is the new artist on the block, who got my usual ‘complete discography straight through’ treatment. I had decided she’s a keeper about halfway through the process; Larva, Room and Slør got repeat runs, and I’m sure she will get a lot more appearances here in future, because she’s just awesome.
1. Eivør (145)
2. Omnia (137)
3. Faun (133)