Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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
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
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!
Monday, September 29, 2014
T'was a good one! Core Album: Avi Buffalo - At Best Cuckold + Bonus Cd. 8/10 - Took me by surprise! Souls of Mischief - There is Only now + Instrumental cd + bonus remix cd - 8.5/10 Royal Blood - Self-titled 8/10 October - Caribou? November - Hookworms?
Monday, September 1, 2014
Can't complain: We are Shining - Kara + Bonus CD: 8/10 Childhood - Lacuna + Bonus CD: 8/10 Erland and the Carnival - Closing Time 7.5/10 September: Tops October: Caribou ??? November: Hookworms??
Monday, July 28, 2014
The Quality keeps comin Core album: Total Control - Typical System + Bonus Cd - 8.5/10 Lone - Reality Testing + Bonus cd - 8.5/10 Woman's Hour - Conversations 7/10 August : Childhood? We are Shining? September - ????? October - Caribou?
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Core Album: Wildest Dreams + Bonus dvd 7.5/10 The Rest: Diamond Version - CI + Bonus cd 8.5/10 Owen Pallett - In Conflict 8.5/10 July - Total Control - Typical System?? August - Childhood - Lacuna?? September - Caribou - Our Love??
Monday, June 2, 2014
Core Album The Rails - Fair Warning + Bonus Cd 9/10 - faultless The other two Elephant - Sky Swimming + Bonus Cd 8/10 - pleasant indie pop The Delines - Colfax - 7/10 - A bit too laid back, needs more spins. June - Wildest Dreams - Self-titled July - Honeyblood????
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Loads of goodies! Core Album: Todd Terje - it's Album Time + Bonus Cd 8/10 Liars - Mess + Bonus Cd 8.5/10 The SMoke Fairies - Self-titled + Bonus Cd 7.5/10 Next month?? I think it's going to be The Rails June: Wildest Dreams??
Thursday, April 3, 2014
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
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
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??