Recommended Albums


The Vaccines – What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? (Columbia)

After 10 years of searching we have finally found the UK’s answer to The Strokes and guitar music is cool again

Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring for My Halo (Matador Records) 07/03/2011

Smoke Ring for My Halo pulses with a clarity that rips through its own dirge, and places Vile firmly on the map as a songwriting talent to watch.

Radiohead – The King Of Limbs 18/02/2011

Radiohead have produced another excellent album that will only keep improving through repeated listens.

Yuck – Yuck (Pharmacy/Fat Possum) 21/02/2011

The band seem to have a maturity beyond their tender years and with that in mind it will be interesting to see how their sound develops

PJ Harvey – Let England Shake (Island)

This is a record not of our times yet certainly one of the most important records of our era, a thing of aching beauty

Grouplove – Grouplove EP (Atlantic) 07/02/2011

A promising EP packed with catchy songs that are bound to be a hit at this summers forthcoming festivals

Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi (Domino Records)

This is an atmospheric, prolific, dark record but not depressing it’s uplifting. It’s definitely a grower but when it gets in, you’re hooked.

James Blake – James Blake (A&M) 7/02/2011

By definition this qualifies as a dubstep record, the booming bass and the echoes are still present, but by ear it is more than that.

Little Comets – In Search Of Elusive Little Comets (Dirty Hit)

Whether or not Little Comets will get lucky and be this years Two Door Cinema Club, in a genre more crowded circa 2011 will be up to the buying…sorry downloading public

The Decemberists – The King Is Dead (Rough Trade) 17/01/2011

Two years on from their last release, January 2011 sees the welcome return of Oregan’s The Decemberists with a new album titled The King Is Dead.