It’s a tale of two albums this week.
The fifth album from Big Thief (Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You, 80 minutes) and Beach House (Once Twice Melody, 85 minutes).
Two albums which bring up the question of artistic intention, album length, double albums and formats.
Both albums had somewhat novel rollouts in advance with overloaded pre-release singles with Beach House’s album split into chapters.
How does length, intention, artistic vision and format affect the listening experience of both? Andrea and Niall discuss.
Plus, we went to a gig! Dry Cleaning in the Button Factory.
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Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.