New Zealand Net Radio plays a song from our irregularly updated #albumoftheweek every hour from 9am to 12pm. Listen in @tunein at http://tun.in/sfAtE
There is always a perverse desire to avoid choosing an obvious choice for Album of the Week, particularly on a week when Taylor Swift releases a new LP. Once again we ignore that temptation despite a number of other strong new releases this week – Arctic Monkeys, Carly Rae Jepsen, Simple Minds, A-ha, Meghan Trainor and Tegan and Sara are some alternatives that spring to mind. Perhaps in coming weeks. Midnights harkens back to the sound and some of the melodic tricks of Lover however contains sufficient inventiveness (especially in the lyrics) to be evidence of Swift’s continued songwriting prowess (and incredible output!).