Sunday, May 29, 2016

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club: May 2016 Pack

An excellent month. Core album: LUH - Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing + Bonus Disc. 9/10. Probably my fave album of the year. Margo Price - Midwester Farmer's Daughter. 8/10. Gotta love country music. Incidentally ever since joining the club I've never bought a country album. Woods - City Sun Eater in the River of Light. Next up: June - Minor Victories or Max Jury. July - Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve???? August - Wild Beasts???

Monday, May 2, 2016

Rough Trade Album of the Month Club: April 2016 Pack

A very good batch!! Core Album: Black Mountain - IV + Bonus Disc. Although not as good as the self-titled debut I really liked the heavy psychedelia of IV. Definitely going in my top ten of 2016. 8.5/10 Cullen Omori - New Misery + Bonus Disc. A good solid album with some pretty catchy tracks. This is the kind of album that I'll revisit now and then and like it more with each spin. 7.5/10 Richmond Fontaine - You Can't go back if there's nothing to go back to. Five years ago I received RF's previous album from the club, the High Country. This new album is just as good with top lyrics. 8/10 PLUS - now subscribers receive a monthly magazine rather than the tiny fold out pamphlet. Hurrah! Next up: May - LUH (Hopefully) June - Max Jury?? Minor Victories?? July - Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve?? ( oh please!!)