Recommended Albums

Sharon Van Etten – Tramp (Jagjaguwar)

Tramp is well executed and verges on masterpiece as it coherently portrays thoughts from a dark and irrational place

John Talabot – ?IN (Permanent Vacation)

?IN is the most innovative album so far this year and one of the exceptional debuts of many that will be flooding 2012.

The Twilight Sad ? No One Can Ever Know (Fat Cat Records)

No One Can Ever Know is the third full length from the boys from Kilsyth, Scotland and with a mysterious yet fashionable sound, this album is the most accessible yet.

Django Django – Django Django (Because)

This album sounds like a strange lovechild between Metronomy and Hot Chip with some lashings of Franz Ferdinand thrown in for good measure

Pulled Apart By Horses ? Tough Love (Transgressive)

This is an album which might be too tough for some peoples? ears, but deep down this is a scream out and a fist in the air

Cloud Nothings ? Attack on Memory (Carpark)

Judging from this record, growing up is a pretty painful affair. If it produces art this good, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Islet – Illuminated People (Turnstile)

?Illuminated People? serves like a manual on how to make great experimental music delivered by the new masters of the craft, Islet.

Seekae – +Dome (Rice Is Nice)

If this album remained ?underground?, strictly for the ears of the coolest ?sound foragers? then that would be a crying shame

Youth Lagoon ? The Year of Hibernation (Lefse Records)

Powers seems to be a veteran at this, and this album places him near the top of the pile in a growing genre that is filling up with artists

Atlas Sound ? Parallax (4AD)

Parallax is perhaps an altogether more refined and well worked record than any other previous releases under the name of Atlas Sound