Sunday, April 26, 2015

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club April 2015 Pack

Top Quality, as always. Core album: Wand - Golem + Bonus Cd - 8/10. Great psychedelic rock with touches of stoner metal. Kind of Hawkwind meets the Velvet Underground meets Tame Impala. With added Ty Segall. The other two albums were: Nadine Shah - Fast Food + Bonus cd - 8/10. Weirdly this one took ages for me to get into so I played it the most. When it all clicked, I found out that I had a terrific singer/songwriter record. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I sit and think and sometimes I just sit - 8.5/10. Definitely one of the albums of the year. May I think it will be Django Django but there's also Bernard and Edith. June Girlpool?? Pins???

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club March 2015 Pack

Core Album: Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood + Bonus Cd 8/10 - Not as good as his debut but I still enjoyed it. Out of the three albums, this was the one I played the most. Clarence Clarity - No Now + Bonus cd 8/10. This one took me AGES to fully like. Once the tunes crept out of the fuzz and bombast, I saw this album for what it is; a collection of r 'n' b songs. It is highly original though. Also third time I've received an album from Bella Union this year :) Public Broadcasting Service - The Race for Space - 8/10. A lot of fun and educational too! April - I think it will be Waxahatchee but there's also Wand, Nadine Shah and Duke Special. May - Django Django, Bernard and Edith or Joanna Gruesome June - Pins or Girlpool

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club - February 2015 Pack

Core Album The Districts - A Flourish and a Spoil + Bonus Disc 8/10 - An indie album stuffed with great hooks and choruses. the Rest: Father John Misty - I love you, Honeybear 8.5/10 - Excellent songwriting Andrew Combs - All These Dreams + Bonus Disc - 8.5/10 - This was the album I listened to the most. Quality lyrics and tunes. March: Matthew E White??? April: Wand??, Waxahatchee?? Nadine Shah?? Duke Special??? - my money's on Wand. May - Django Django?? Bernard and Edith??? Death and Vanilla?? - I have a feeling it's Django Django.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Rough Trade Album of the week 2014 - Complete list

Rough Trade Album of the week 2014 1. September Girls – Cursing the Sea (Fortuna Pop) 2. East India Youth – Total Strife Forever (Stolen Recordings) (got) 3. Damien Jurado – Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Sun(Secretly Canadian) 4. Drowners – Self-titled (Frenchkiss) 5. Broken Bells – After the Disco (Columbia) (got) 6. Halls – Love to Give (No Pain in Pop) 7. Quilt – Held in Splendor (Mexican Summer) 8. Neneh Cherry – Blank Project (Smalltown Supersound) (got) 9. Eagulls – Self-titled (Partisan Records) 10. Withered Hand – New Gods (Fortuna Pop) 11. Lyla Foy – Mirrors in the Sky (Sub Pop) 12. Linda Perhacs – The Soul of all Natural Things (Asthmatic Kitty) 13. Arc Iris - Self-titled (Bella Union) 14. EMA – The Future’s Void (City Slang) 15. Thee Oh Sees – Drop (Castle Face) 16. Fear of Men – Loom (Kanine) 17. The Delines – Colfax (Decor) (got) 18. Roddy Frame – Seven Dials (AED) 19. Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband (Because) (got) 20. Sleaford Mods – Divide and Exit (Harbringer) (got) 21. Sharon Van Etten – Are we there (Jagjaguwar) 22. Diamond Version – CI (Mute) (got) 23. Bob Mould – Beauty and Ruin (Merge) 24. Lone – Reality Testing (R & S) (got) 25. Makthaverskan – II (Run for Cover) 26. The Vacant Lots – Departure (Sonic Cathedral) 27. Sebastien Tellier – L’aventura (Because) 28. Honeyblood – Self-titled (Fat Cat) 29. Alvvays – Self-titled (Transgressive) 30. Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty (Sub Pop) 31. Childhood – Lacuna (Marathon) (got) 32. FKA Twigs – LP 1 (Young Turks) 33. Shit and Shine – Powder Horn (Diagonal) 34. Souls of Mischief – There is only now ( Linear Labs) 35. Sinkane – Mean Love (City Slang) 36. Flowers – Do what you want to, it’s what you should do (Fortuna Pop) 37. Vessel – Punish Honey (Tri Angle) 38. Goat – Commune (Sub Pop) (got) 39. Lucinda Williams – Down where the Spirit meets the Bone (Highway 20) 40. Allo Darlin – We Come from the Same Place (Fortuna Pop) 41. Kindness – Otherness ( Female Energy) (got) 42. Scott Walker and Sunn O))) – Soused (4AD) 43. Ultimate Painting – Self-titled (Trouble in Mind) 44. Aca – Xen (Mute) (got) 45. Various Artists – Tim Sweeney: Beats in Space 15th Anniversary (Beats in Space) 46. Ariel Pink – Pom Pom (4AD) (got) 47. St Etienne presents: Songs for a London Winter –Rare Festive Recordings from the 50’s and 60’s (Cherry Red) 48. The Drink – Company (Melodic) (got) 49. Parkay Quarts –Content Nausea (Rough Trade) 50. Ciudad Lineal – El Neuvo Hombre (Universal Music Spain)

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club - January 2015 Pack

Core album Ghost Culture - Self-titled + Bonus cd 8/10 The rest: Liam Hayes - Slurrup + Bonus cd 8/10 good psychedelic pop BC Camplight - How to Die inthe North 8.5/10 on constant rotation for the full month. I'm a sucker for Beach Boy style indie. Very happy - all three albums never left my stereo or discman February : The Districts March: Clarence Clarity April - Wand or Waxahatchee

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club - December 2014 Pack

No bonus cds but it's a very strong selection! Core album: Smoke Fairies - Wild Winter - 8/10. third time I've received a Smoke Fairies album from the Club. In 2013 I got their second album, Blood Speaks and last year I got their self titled third. Wild Winter is a Christmas album that was recorded for the club so I guess it's a rarity in it's own right. The Drink - Company - 8.5. Great mix of US indie and indie pop. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - I'm in your Mind Fuzz - 8/10. Aussie garage rock! yay! Upcoming: January: Ghost Culture or Liam Hayes. February: The Districts. March: Clarence Clarity.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club - November 2014 Pack

Hookworms - The Hum + Bonus cd - 8.5/10 - reminds me of a muscular Clinic Arca - Xen + Bonus cd 8.5/10 Kindness - Otherness - The Club sent me his amazing debut back in March 2012. This album isn't as good but many fine moments 7.7/10 December - Liam Hayes January - Ghost Culture February - The Districts