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!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club - August 2013 pack.

Can't complain about this month Core album is Satellites - 02 + Bonus cd. 8/10. An excellent followup to this guy's debut. A little bit more melodic but still grandiose. Houndstooth - Ride out the Dark - 9/10. Fantastic debut. Absolutely perfect. Alela Diane - About Farewell - 7.5. Back in 2007 Alela Diane's debut was the core album. This one isn't as good as the Pirate's Gospel but the last three songs are amazing. plus I received a Domino Records sampler! next month - Factory Floor????

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club - July 2013 pack

Daughn Gibson - Me Moan + Bonus Disc - 8.5/10 what a great album! Melt Yourself Down - Self-titled - 9/10: Can't stop listening to this one Maps - Vicissitude + Bonus Disc - 7/10: I also received the Maps debut, this one is that strong but there are good tunes. Next month - I'm guessing Satellites

Friday, June 28, 2013

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club - June 2013 pack

Core album: Jagwar Ma - Howlin + bonus CD - 8.5/10 The other two: Valerie June - Pushin' Against a Stone - 9/10 Spectrals - Sob Story - 5/10 Next month it's Daughn Gibson - Me Moan

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club May 2013 Pack

A pretty good month: Core album: Savages - Silence Yourself + Bonus CD 8.5/10 The Child of Lov - Self-titled 8/10 The Phoenix Foundation - Fandango 7.5/10 next month??? no clue!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Rough Trade Album Club April 2013 Pack

Ok due to a mistake I had to buy the three cds myself BUT everything is sorted and service is back to normal again The Knife Shaking the Habitual - 7.5/10 Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards - Blind spot - 7/10 Fimbar Bravo - Con-fusion 7/10 May's core album is Savages! :)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Rough Trade Album Club - March 2013 Pack

If any of you know, the RT Album club is dead and has been replaced by something called Albums by Adventure. Unfortunately as I am not a UK resident, I cannot subscribe. However all the albums of the month are displayed so I will choose the core album and two others. I'm not happy with this but it's all I can do for now. Core album: John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts + 2 bonus discs. 8/10 Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiousities 7/10 Caitlin Rose - The TSand In + Bonus Disc 7.5/10 Core album for April is The Knife :)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Rough Trade Album Club February 2013 Pack

Core Album Darkstar - News from Nowhere + Bonus mix cd 8.5/10 - so best album I've heard this year The Asphodels - Ruled by Passion, Destroyed by Lust. 8/10 The Revivial Hour - Scorpio Little Devil 6/10 - could change though March's core is John Grant

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rough Trade Album Club: January 2013 Pack

For January - I'm impressed! Core Album Serafina Steer - The Moths are Real + Bonus Disc 8/10 The Irrepressibles - Nude + Bonus DVD - 8.5/10 symphonic pop Christopher Owens - Lysandre - 8/10 Tomorrow The Asphodells or Darkstar???? I hope I receive The History of Apple Pie album!!!