Thursday, April 3, 2014

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club - March 2014 Pack

Third excellent selection in a row! Core Album Metronomy - Love Letters + Bonus Cd - 8/10 Incidentally the club sent me their second album back in 2010. Neneh Cherry - Blank Project + Bonus Cd - 8/10 Nick Waterhouse - Holly - 7/10. Still gettingu sed to this one April's Core album - Todd Terje????

Monday, February 24, 2014

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club - February 2014 Pack

Second great month in a row! Core Album: Temples - Sun Structures + Bonus Cd - 9/10. Nu Psychedelia!! Also I got: Broken Bells - After the Disco 8/10 Marijuana Deathsquads - Oh My Sexy Lord! 8/10 March - Metronomy??? April - Todd Terje???

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club - January 2014 Pack

Now this is how to kick off the new year! Core Album: Tom the Lion - Sleep + Bonus cd - 9/10 - A couple of years ago the club featured TTL's ep collection and now they've featured his debut. It's much better and sounds great. The other two East India Youth - Total Strife Forever + Bonus Cd - 9/10 - Another winner, an intelligent album from beginning to end. Doug Paisley - Strong Feelings - 8/10. Canadian country - what's not to like! February - Temples?? March - Metronomy??

Monday, December 30, 2013

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club - December 2013 Pack

Core album: Toy - Join the Dots + Bonus Disc - 8/10. Toy's debut was Album of the month in 2012. This is possibly the first time in the club's history that the same artist manged this. Whether an album is repeated or not doesn't bother me - as long as it's a good one and Join the Dots is a worthy follow up! 8/10 bEEdEEgEE - Sum One - pretty good kooky electro pop 8/10 Samantha Crain - Kid Face + Bonus Disc - pretty good folk. 8/10 Jan - Tom the Lion Feb - Temples March - Metronomy I hope I'm proved wrong

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club -November 2013 Pack

No complaints Core Album: Connan Mockasin - Caramel * Bonus Disc - 7.5/10 I received Mockasin's debut through the club. Polica - Shulamith - 8/10. I also received the debut via the club. Lily & Madeleine- 9/10. Excellent. One of the best debuts I've heard this year. December - not a clue. It would be weird if Toy are featured as the core album a second time round though.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club - October 2013 Pack

Hurrah! another month of debuts! Core album: Darkside - Psychic + Bonus Cd - 9/10 Daniel Avery - Drone Logic + Bonus Cd - 9/10 Fuzz - Self-titled - 8/10 Next month - Connan Mockasin or Grass House

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club - September 2013 Pack

Looks like September was a month for debut albums! Factory Floor - Self-titled + Bonus Disc 8/10 Money - The Shadow of Heaven - 8/10 London Grammar - If you Wait - 8/10 Very solid - I'm sure October's core cd is Darkside and November's is Connan Mockasin. Looking forward to both!