Recommended Albums


The Horrors – Skying (XL Recordings)

Don’t get carried away with playing detective with the bands influences, just enjoy the record for what it is: true brilliance.

Chad VanGaalen – Diaper Island (Sub Pop)

Diaper Island is Chad VanGaalen’s best release so far, as well as his most accessible, owing largely to its overall feeling of completeness

Niki And The Dove – The Fox EP (Sub Pop Records)

Beautiful glacial pop from one of Sweden’s most promising new acts.

And So I Watch You From Afar – Gangs (Richter Collective)

It is ASIWYFA’s ability to pack so many great sounding ideas into 45
minutes worth of music that really impresses

Mini Mansions – Mini Mansions (Domino)

Mini Mansions are quite possibly the shock that 2011 has been waiting for, here to challenge The Flaming Lips for incorporating a brazen form of psychedelic pop into their persona

Fucked Up – David Comes To Life (Matador)

The whole album is crawling with hell-raisingly noisy, yet beautifully anthemic tracks that demonstrate the Canadian six-piece’s true versatility.

Tribes – We Were Children EP (Island Records)

Every so often a new band emerges who attempt to capture and surpass the sound of their predecessors

Bon Iver – Bon Iver (4AD)

By the end of the record, the uplifting melancholy of closer ‘Beth/Rest’ is just another striking reminder that we have witnessed a truly stunning shift in front of our eyes

Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See (Domino)

Sometimes a band comes along with an album that can’t be topped; Arctic Monkeys are one of these bands.

D/R/U/G/S – LOVE/LUST

As you may well learn from this trio of tracks, D/R/U/G/S is definitely some prime Mancunian wheat