Recommended Albums


The National – Trouble Will Find Me (4AD)

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Reports of The National’s demise may turn out to be exaggerated, but regardless, this could turn out to be their masterpiece.

Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze (Matador)

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With no great departure from his previous efforts. Vile delivers eleven songs that could have only been made my someone from the other side of the Atlantic.

James Blake – Overgrown (Atlas)

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An album like Overgrown will need repeated listens before all the details come out and its cohesive whole album nature can be appreciated.

Daughter – If You Leave (4AD)

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This is an album of profound beauty. It creates an atmosphere that runs throughout and takes the listener inside a finely crafted space

Stornoway – Tales From Terra Firma (4AD)

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The songs do contain obscure chords, a few challenging rhythms and some extremely unlikely instruments.

Low – The Invisible Way (Sub Pop)

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The Invisible Way is not a leap forward for Low, rather a confirmation that where they are standing is exactly where they should be.

Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum)

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The second dip into the lagoon is deeper, warmer, clearer – you’ll want to stay submerged until your skin goes all weird and pruney.

Darwin Deez – Songs for Imaginative People (Lucky Number)

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As the title suggests, ‘Songs for Imaginative People’ takes a more thoughtful and considered direction to its predecessor.

Iceage – You’re Nothing (Matador Records)

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The messily distorted, razor-sharp riffs and almost inaudible vocals are still there but they’re not quite so rough around the edges.

Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (Carpark)

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Bundick’s third album Anything In Return seems like a new beginning for an electronic producer who’s music here seems like that missing link he’s been looking for all along.

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