Reviews for all the records below can be found over the last 12 months in my blog archives.
ADRIAN YOUNGE PRESENTS THE DELFONICS – Producer Younge’s painstaking recreation of the 70’s Philly soul sound bringing back two of the original Delfonics. Just a beautiful record and my favourite album that I heard this year.
AM – Arctic Monkeys – The record Alex Turner co. should have made after their second album. Sounds like adult monkeys. Not a bad song here.
DON’T FORGET WHO YOU ARE -Miles Kane – Pure Britpop nostalgia. Short punchy songs. Working with great collaborators such as Paul Weller and Andy Partridge.
ARC -Everything Everything – Expands their music, slows it down, less frenzied than the debut, great vocals.
BITTER RIVALS – Sleigh Bells – Keeps their highly original sound intact while adding some instrumental diversity. Very enjoyable.
II - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
LOST SIRENS - New Order
HEARTS AND KNIVES - Visage
BLOODSPORTS - Suede
HESITATION MARKS - Nine Inch Nails
OUT OF VIEW – History of Apple Pie
STRANGE PLEASURES – Still Corners
GRACELESS - Sulk
SUPER DE LUXE - Attic Lights
MBV – My Bloody Valentine
IDIOTS – Electric Soft Parade
THE NEW LIFE – Girls Life
ORES AND MINERALS -Mazes
HONKY TONK – Son Volt
ROCK AND ROLL ANIMALS – Luke Haines
NEW – Paul McCartney
WISE UP GHOST - Elvis Costello and The Roots
CRIMSON/RED – Prefab Sprout
CHANGE BECOMES US - Wire
ELECTRIC - Richard Thompson