Friday’s Spotify album playlist: Listen to albums reviewed this week from Lord Huron, The Joy Formidable, I Am Kloot & more

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Every Friday, John Meagher reviews a selection of new release albums in Day And Night. Every Friday, we’ll publish a Spotify playlist of the albums (where available) so you can listen and judge for yourself. So read the reviews in the paper today and come here to see if you agree:

This week we have albums from Lord Huron, The Joy Formidable, I Am Kloot, Nils Bech and The Blackout for your album listening pleasure.

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Spotify playlist: Listen to albums reviewed this week from Villagers, New Order, Everything Everything & more

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Every Friday, John Meagher reviews a selection of new release albums in Day And Night. Every Friday, we’ll publish a Spotify playlist of the albums (when available) so you can listen and judge for yourself.

This week, John was mightly impressed with Villagers {Awayland} “this follow-up album is a stronger offering than its illustrious
predecessor,” while Yo La Tengo’s Fade (“a seemingly effortless exercise in blissed-out atmospherics, fuzzy alt.pop and straight-up indie rock”) and Everything Everything ‘s Arc (” the band seem to have finessed the art of writing avant-garde songs with a commercial tendency”) and New Order’s Lost Sirens (“well-executed synth-rock, but not a patch on the groundbreaking tracks that made them so vital in the 1980s.”) are reviewed. Pick up a mag to read the full reviews and listen to four of the albums below:

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Watch trailers of the films released in Irish cinemas today

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Paul Whitington’s reviews of the films below feature in Day & Night Magazine out today. The films are in the cinema now. What do you think? What will you see?

Seven Psychopaths (***)
Director: Martin McDonagh. Stars: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish.
“Martin McDonagh must think making films is easy. His first effort as director, the 2006 short Six Shooter, won an Oscar, and his first feature, the wordy but enjoyable In Bruges, earned him wide praise, a BAFTA and a Best Screenplay Oscar nomination back in 2008. Nothing to it then, and McDonagh’s enhanced reputation has given him access to an impressive cast for this expansive and typically violent tale set in and around Los Angeles.”


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Listen to albums reviewed this week from Willy Mason and Alan & The Accident

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Every Friday, John Meagher reviews a selection of new release albums in Day And Night. Every Friday, we’ll publish a Spotify playlist of the albums (when available) so you can listen and judge for yourself. This week, there are three albums available for listening. Pick up the mag to read the reviews in full…

Willy Mason – Carry On (****)
“Willy Mason was not the first – and he certainly won’t be the last -to be tagged “the new Dylan”. What seems like the ultimate complimentfor a fledgling singer-songwriter, more often than not becomes a millstone the recipient can’t shake.”

AC/DC – Live at River Plate (**)
“AC/DC fans will lap up the faithfully recorded versions of their sprawling back catalogue and those who need the DVD version in their lives can revel in David Mallet’s smart direction in which he makesfull use of the 32 hi-def cameras at his disposal.”

Alan & The Accident – What Would I Say (***)
“This promising debut album offers a decent batch of songs that stand a fighting chance of getting White & Co noticed outside their native Cork. What Would I Say offers a bunch of well-crafted, comparatively well executed tunes that run the gamut from pop to folk and rock.”

Oscar the Hypno-Dog and Other Tails (***)
“Cathy Davey – patron of the canine charity, Dogs in Distress – has rounded up her nearest and dearest for an album full of doggy songs. There are contributions from her boyfriend, Neil Hannon, as well as
Lisa Hannigan, and her ex, comedian David O’Doherty, as well as Villagers and Father Ted creator Graham Lenihan.”

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