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

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club - October 2014 Pack

Core album Caribou - Our Love + Bonus Cd 9/10 Definitely one of the year's best albums The other two: Goat - Commune + Bonus cd 9/10 Excellent. A Winged Victory for the Sullen 8/10 It's post rock - a genre I'm not too crazy about but I'm getting used to this. November: Hookworms December: Liam Hayes January: Ghost Culture Compared to last year, the quality of the albums have nothing short of great - I hope this consistency will be kept!