Monday, June 29, 2015
An excellent month Core album: FFS - Self-titled + Bonus cd 8.5/10 - pure summery pop. An addictive album! I also played htis one a lot. The rest: Algiers - Self-titled 8/10 Political afro indie Pins - Wild Nights + Bonus cd 7.5/10 Good but not wow. July - Ezra Furman August - Georgia September ???? October - John Grant
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Tons of goodies!! Core album: Django Django - Born Under Saturn + Bonus cd. At first I wasn't too sure about this and thought it was inferior to their debut but it grew on me and I'm enjoying it 8/10. Bernard + Edith - Jem + Bonus Cd. A grower but totally enchanting 8/10. Joanna Gruesome - Peanut Butter + Bonus cd. A ton of fun. A peppy 21 minutes of fast indie pop/punk. Probably myfave of this month's batch. June: Pins or FFS - I think Pins will win. July: Ezra Furman??
Sunday, April 26, 2015
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
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
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 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)
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