Stegzy's Music Project

A commentary on Stegzy's album collection

In the Clear – Ivy [#626]

IntheclearTess Don’t Tell was the first song I ever heard from this, Ivy’s fifth studio album. I forget where it was but suspect that it was on a random “Music you might like” playlist from the earlier days of Last.FM before it was bought by Spotify and ruined.  Of course having a band name like Ivy meant having to use hardcore advanced Googlefu so that Ivy, the American band, came up in searches instead of what other monstrosities came up instead.

Ivy’s sound is a familiar one, haunting female vocals over lackadaisical rhythm and melody that just says LAZY SUMMER’S DAY in huge invisible letters. They’ve been sampled in Europe and were quite popular in parts of North America and Canada for a while. Sadly, as with many non-British bands, the licencing laws and promotion of such bands in the UK mean that few people here have heard of them except perhaps in the occasional American TV show or film.

Which is a great shame.

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Car Wheels on a Gravel Road – Lucinda Williams (#245)

CarWheelson_aGravelRoadCar Wheels on a Gravel Road – Lucinda Williams

On frequent occasions during this project I come across albums I have no idea how or why I have them. Unfamiliar with Ms Williams as I am, I attempted to listen to the album. Just for you. Yes. this is the kind of stuff I do for webkind.

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