Johnny Flynn: the Best of What's Next
ALBUM: A Larum
WHY HE’S WORTH WATCHING:
At 25, Johnny Flynn is already contemplating the benefits of death, but when he sings, “Pray for the people inside your head / They won’t be there when you’re dead” on “Tickle Me Pink,” there’s a bit of disappointment mixed with his relief. His debut A Larum – with its spry guitar, healthy sighs of accordion and fiddle, and rollicking drumlins – would be a lovely way to shuffle off this mortal coil, but here’s hoping he lingers for awhile.
FOR FANS OF:
Fionn Regan, John Fahey, The Chieftains
“Well, thank you for this honorable mention, Mr. Paste. It’s been quite a year and this has really capped it off, or, as we say here in Britain, ‘Put the turkey on the Christmas table.’ And what a turkey. What a Christmas table. You might think the two are synonymous, but without a turkey, a Christmas table is nothing. You have given me that turkey.”