5 Records We Love This Month!

By February 21, 2018 Music

Here’s the staff picks for February! We’ve seen some great releases in the last weeks, we hope you enjoy them.

Richie’s recommendation for this month is Robert Earl Thomas – Another AgeCaptured Tracks

Robert Earl Thomas is a dream (check his gram) ~ for someone who holds The Boss hold in high esteem this record is def a nod to the big man ~ stand out track for me is track 3 ‘Cryin’ ~ I’m so into this record that it’s in my top 5 of 2018 and to be perfectly honest I might not listen to anything else ~ Another reason to fall for RET is that this album stands at 37mins long which is spot on IMO. For Fans Of: The Boss, Arthur Russell, WoD, The Barr Brothers, Dire Straits, Big Thief .

Alex chose Lowtide’s new album – Southern Mind Opposite Number

Lowtide’s 2nd album ‘Southern Mind’ is my album of the month this February. This record is a beautiful collection of dreamy pop riffs and warm vocal melodies layered in harmonies. From start to finish this album creates classic 90’s shoegaze in 2018.

Will’s pick is V/A – J-Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984 – BBE

Great selection of rare Japanese Jazz here made available by the ever reliable BBE.

Ed recommends Score by Jon Brion, Songs by Aimee Mann – Magnolia Original Motion Picture SoundtrackMondo

An absolutely stunner of a soundtrack, to Paul Thomas Anderson 1999 film, given the full rework by the mighty Mondo. What’s I love about this release, is that Aimee Mann’s songs work perfectly on the soundtrack (with some of the song lyrics being worked into the script), but also as a standalone artist album – such is the quality of the song writing. The 3LP set doesn’t feature the two Supertramp song from the film, but you can’t have everything.

Megan chose Dita Von Teese – Dita Von Teese – Record Makers

An exciting Parisian-pop album where Dita Von Teese delivers delicate vocals over crystal clear production with 80’s pop synth elements. An idealistic perception of the Burleque queen by Sébastien Tellier conveyed beautifully.