What's the one CD that will totally remind you of the Summer of 2006?
Well – I've been running a commentary on the sounds of the summer here for a little while, but that's been a track thing. A late-entrant and an actual CD which qualifies it for this QotD is "Coles Corner" by Richard Hawley.
Fiona and myself rented a car last weekend to head to West Wales, and grabbed some new CDs from the top of the ripping pile to use in the rental's CD player.
We listened to this (plus the new Gotan Project, Hot Chip, some others) pretty much the entire ride. It sat well with the scenery.
It's somewhat scottwalkerish, melancholic, a little-bit-country-a-little-bit-rock-and-roll. Wistful and whistle-able. Here's what Pitchfork said.