Recommended Albums


The Sound of Arrows – Voyage (Skies Above)

The skinny Swedes from The Sound of Arrows have finally released their debut album and it’s called Voyage because that’s exactly what it is.

Tori Amos – Night of Hunters (Deutsche Grammophon)

Night of the Hunters is a modern masterpiece but likely to bore those who don’t have an appreciation for classical music.

Trophy Wife – Bruxism (Blessing Force)

Through the measured use of their talents here, Trophy Wife have created a confident and refreshing collection of songs

Summer Camp – Welcome To Condale (Apricot/Moshi Moshi)

Lyrically and musically there seems to be an American teenage romance feel to a lot of the songs on the album, like they belong in a John Hughes movie.

Ben Howard – Every Kingdom (Island)

Let’s hope we see more of this type of man, as well as music, and kick to touch the egotists who feel that we need them and they don’t need us.

Jens Lekman – An Argument with Myself (Secretly Canadian)

A welcome comeback from the Gothenburg local, thank goodness he decided that bingo calling wasn’t his actual, um, calling!

M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (Mute)

‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’ is a lengthy album and one that needs you to empty your head, sit down and be patient before you can fully absorb it.

S.C.U.M. – Again Into Eyes (Mute)

Again Into Eyes is bordering on sheer brilliance, but there is a definite feel that there is still so much potential for the band to be even greater

Dum Dum Girls – Only in Dreams (Sub Pop)

With the impending winter gloom that is almost upon us, ‘only in dreams’ is one last stab at summer supremacy, and what a good one it is at that.

Mogwai – Earth Division (Rock Action)

The four tracks that make up Earth Division are far from cast offs retrieved from the cutting room floor, but help showcase Mogwai’s ability to experiment