Monday, April 24, 2017

Rough Trade Album Club - April 2017 Pack

April's album was a bit of a surprise. After two growers we received the Big Moon debut, Love int he 4th Dimension, which is a no nonsense indie rock album. Is it good? very! out of the eleven tracks (there are four bonus tunes tacked on to the end but they ruin the record's pace) ten of them can be singles. Not one dull moment and it's a lot of fun. The cd came with a bonus disc and has a terrific cover of Madonna's Beautiful Stranger. 8.5/10 I also got Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales' collaboration, Room 29, A concept album about events which have taken place in hotel Chateau Marmont's room 29., which is famous for it's grand piano. in fact the album itself was recorded there as well. Jarvis Cocker's lyrics on this album are funny and Chilly's playing is excellent. It is a perfect collaboration and so are the end results. 9.5/10 Last was Here Lies Man's self-titled debut. Apparently it's an Antibalas side project and there are elements. Maybe it's a bit rougher but I like it and there's a lot of musical twists and turns. 8/10 Upcoming: May: Mac DeMarco June: London Grammar