Maggie Bjorklund's album in Alarm's Best of the 2010's (So Far)


June 12th, 2013 by Rami

When Maggie's record Coming Home came out in early 2011, it got rave reviews. Sure, there were a Jenga set of reasons NOT to release it: Danish. Pedal-steel. Unheard of on this side of that there Ocean. Not able to tour much. Check, check, check and double check.

BUT, once we heard it, we HAD to release it. Jack White must have thought something of it, as he had her play in his band on tour and on SNL. And folks are STILL raving about it. Inspired by the 3rd installment of the Naked Gun trilogy (watch out Det Drebbin, it's OJ Simpson@), the folks at Alarm Magazine have compiled their favorite albums of the first 3 1/3 yrs of the 2010's. Maggie clocks in at #21.

"Coming Home, is a charming collection of Southwestern folk tunes, and many of her established relationships with US artists help make it so -- including guest spots by Calexico, Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees), Rachel Flotard (Visqueen), and Jon Auer (The Posies). Coming Home proves itself to be a beautiful debut, from the crooning vocals, Western guitar licks, and cello strikes of "Summer Romance" to the dark guitar lines and ghostly, high-octave contrasts of "Insekt."

See the full review, the full list and get a song by her HERE

AND, because we want you to hear this record, AND because it's a perfect soundtrack for muggy summer evenings when you are watching the sweat beads roll down the side of the beer bottle, if you order the CD or LP and put ALARM in order notes, we'll throw in either a Bloodshot beer cozy OR a Bloodshot keychain bottle opener.

Now, LISTEN...