1. Pains of being pure at heart S/T
Sounding like a modern day Jesus and Mary chain. This record from start to finish
leaves a smile on my face with every play.
Stand out track - The Tenure Itch
2. Why? – Eskimo SnowThe soundtrack to my weekend away in Sunny Brighton.
Stand out track – Even the good wood gone
3. Cymbals Eat Guitars- Why there are MountainsFrom the opening track “and the hazy sea” the record demands your attention. Mixing the lo-fi
sounds of Pavement and Wilco makes sense to get this record.
Stand out track- some tress (merit moon)
4. Bibio- Ambivalence Avenue
Wolverhampton based Bibio aka Stephen Wilkinson has created one of the most diverse sounding record’s I have heard in a long time sounding across between Boards of Canada, J Dilla, Four Tet , Nico and watching heartbeat on a Sunday afternoon while on holiday in Wales.
Stand Out track- Cry! Baby!
5. Anathallo- Canopy glow
Saw them in New york very jet lagged and they made me cry.
Stand out Track- All the fisrt pages
1. Pheonix - Wolfgang Amadeus Pheonix
Uplifiting summer songs from the French answer to The Strokes. Dancey tunes fileld with summer imagery and lush synth sounds.
Stand Out Track - Lasso
2. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
Recorded in New York and Josh Homme's Joshua Tree Studios it combines elements of psychadelica and 60's pop with Alex Turners intertwining stories.
Stand Out Track - Secret Door
3. Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
Infectious tunes that range from bluesy to disco. Great lyrics as usual from Jarvis. A personal favourite, 'He says he loves you like a sister, well i guess thats relative' (Leftovers).
Stand Out Track - Angela
4. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
I doubt i even need to say why, so i will just say, Masterpiece.
Stand Out Track - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
5. Leonard Cohen - Death Of A Ladies Man
Great songs full of beautiful orchestration and feel good doo waps. Produced by Phil Spector.
Stand Out Track - Memories