‘Old’ albums that don’t come across as ‘old …

Im really intrigued by the notion that a lot of ‘old’ music is really tough to get into if you don’t have some connection to the music through family or friends etc. I’ve been thinking loads about the ‘old’ stuff that I listen to as I don’t think much of it sounds ‘old’ … but of course that’s because I have that connection? So, I’ve come up with ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’. I bought this about 7 or 8 years ago so I lived a long time without it. No friends introduced me to it. I bought it off the back of endless references to the album from bands i liked (Sonic Youth, Pavement, The Strokes etc). I never found that it sounded old or found it tough to get into. Anyone else have an opinion on this album or other examples of ‘old’ albums that don’t sound dated and therefore tough to get into?

February Album – King Creosote & Jon Hopkins

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So we officially begin 2012 with an album that was on many reviewers top lists of 2011. I can’t speak highly enough for this album. An album that I regret I only got into over the last month.

You are welcomed by one of the most random intros to grace and album in recent years and then the beautiful long keys of first watch. The next 6 tracks float by in an order that would be hard to better.

This album is a great way to start your day, end your day or just sit, listen and look out the window.

Sadly it lacks in length (7 tracks). You are very much left wanting more.

Enjoy this brothers and I look forward to your thoughts and feedback.