The Countdown

The Radio Caroline Countdown of Album Sounds

Saturday 12pm ~ 3pm with Al Duprés

Produced by Graham Coull

Countdown 16th to 30th August 2014

On this brand new Caroline Countdown we have 22 Climbers, 8 fallers, 2 non-movers & 8 new entries. Dropping out are Broken Bells, School Of Language, Embrace, Tori Amos, Robert Cray band, Natalie Merchant, Walter Trout & Mostly Autumn.
The 8 new entries are :-
Biffy Clyro – Similarities
Richard Thompson – Acoustic Classics
Strand of Oaks – Heal
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
Lee Fields – Emma Jean
Tom Petty & Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye
Tesla – Simplicity
Gary Edward Jones – The Cabinet Maker

You may not have heard of this last bloke, he’s a brilliant Acoustic guitarist from Liverpool, superb live. This album is hand-cranked by him & a bunch of local artists & producer. It’s top stuff! Note – the album may not be available via our aStore at the moment, but is available via his own website at the moment.
First Aid Kit are a pair of Swedish lasses – the Soderberg sisters – with their delicate harmonies now on a Major record label (Columbia).
Sacramento band Tesla have been around since 1986, developing their unique twist on the Poppy Metal scene.
Veteran Richard Thompson follows up his ‘Electric’ album from 2013 with this Acoustic set, which includes new versions of lots of his old classics, including the Caroline anthem ‘I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight’
Lee Fields is a bit of a departure from our usual array of musical styles, a retro-soul artist who has been recording intermittently since 1969! Now with a superb backing band of younger artists called The Expressions, they make an excellent sound.

40. (-) Strand Of Oaks – <Heal>
39. (-) Gary Edward Jones – <The Cabinet Maker>
38. (-) First Aid Kit – <Stay Gold>
37. (39) Judas Priest – <Redeemer Of Souls>
36. (-) Lee Fields – <Emma Jean>
35. (36) Royal Southern Brotherhood – <Heart Soul Blood>
34. (37) Nazareth – <Rock n’ Roll Telephone>
33. (-) Tesla – <Simplicity>
32. (-) Richard Thompson – <Acoustic Classics>
31. (40) James – <La Petite Mort>
30. (17) Panic Room – <Incarnate>
29. (34) Old 97s – <Most Messed Up>
28. (12) RPWL – <Wanted>
27. (-) Biffy Clyro – <Similarities>
26. (38) Chrissie Hynde – <Stockholm>
25. (-) Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – <Hypnotic Eye>
24. (29) Rich Robinson – <The Ceaseless Sight>
23. (27) California Breed – <California Breed>
22. (14) Milagres – <Violent Light>
21. (33) Jason Mraz – <Yes!>
20. (28) Cherry Ghost – <Herd Runners>
19. (21) The Men – <Tomorrow’s Hits>
18. (18) David Gray – <Mutineers>
17. (11) Kasabian – <48.13>
16. (8 ) Chris Robinson Brotherhood – <Phosphorescent Harvest>
15. (23) Manic Street Preachers – <Futurology>
14. (25) Eric Clapton & Friends – <The Breeze (an Appreciation of JJ Cale)>
13. (22) Ed Sheeran – <X>
12. (16) The Woodentops – <Granular Tales>
11. (13) Family Of the Year – <Loma Vista>
10. (5) Beck – <Morning Phase>
9. (15) Passenger – <Whispers >
8. (3) Black Keys – <Turn Blue>
7. (2) The Hoosiers – <The News From Nowhere>
6. (10) Jack White – <Lazaretto>
5. (9) Di-rect – <Daydreams In a Blackout>
4. (7) Lake Street Dive – <Bad Self Portraits>
3. (6) Smoke Fairies – <Smoke Fairies>
2. (4) Coldplay – <Ghost Stories>
1. (1) Matthew & the Atlas – <Other Rivers>