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Nirvana
Live and Loud

Shot at their homecoming show in Seattle on December 13th 1993, Live And Loud was aired on MTV but has never been available as a stand-alone audio release. Originally included as part of the In Utero super deluxe re-issue in 2013, it’s now available by itself, on double vinyl with a ‘replica backstage pass’ download card. 
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White Lies
To Lose My Life (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

We all remember when we were when White Lies released To Lose My Life don't we. Don't we?? Well September 2009 should be indelibly stamped on your brain as the month their debut was unleashed and incredibly went straight to the very top of the UK album chart. Well blow me down with a feather. It managed to score 58 on Metacritic and was described by the Guardian as "promising, if unremarkable" so it's high time we got a tenth anniversary re-issue which thrillingly contains demo and live tracks discovered in bassist Charles Cave's personal cupboard.  

GZA
Liquid Swords: Marvel Edition

Liquid Swords needs no introduction. GZA, ‘Cold World’, guest features from everyone else in Wu-Tang, blah blah blah. A pinnacle of '90s hip-hop, the 1995 record still sounds great more than two decades on from its release. On this new Marvel Edition the LP is given a new lick of paint to tie in with the comic book behemoth. Cool new artwork and some nice little extras on both versions.
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Shed Seven
Going For Gold

Just what you’ve been waiting for - Going For Gold - Shed Seven’s greatest hits finally reissued on vinyl. The York band enjoyed the most successful years in the mid-90s, firmly establishing them among Britpop’s elite. Contains the monster hits Going For Gold, Chasing Rainbows and She Left Me On Friday.
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Sam Fender
Hypersonic Missiles

British guitar music’s Great White Hope releases his much-anticipated debut album, Hypersonic Missiles. Recorded and produced entirely in his own studio, it completes a meteoric ascent to prominence for Sam Fender, whose EPs and single thus far propelled him to the prestigious 2018 BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice prize. 

The Rolling Stones
Exile on Main Street

The Rolling Stones took themselves off to the French Riviera to record their classic double LP Exile On Main Street. This could well be the album from which all the stories of excess associated with rock stars stem from. But let’s not let that overshadow the music. Since it’s release in 1972, Exile On Main Street has been a bona fide rock ‘n’ roll classic.
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Sam Fender
Dead Boys EP

Sam Fender is well on his way to being massive. He was nominated for the BBC sound of 2018 award and one of his songs was used on the FIFA 19 game. His songs are generally about social and political subjects, largely inspired by his hometown of North Shields. His music is arena-ready with anthemic choruses and forceful production. 6 track EP, vinyl or cassette, on Polydor.

Lana Del Rey
Born To Die

Lana Del Rey released Born To Die and spent a great deal of time breaking pop music with her contentious but incredible songs and their sombre, devastated predilections. Melodic and melancholy, and emo before the emo revival, Born To Die resulted in a handful of pretty eternal singles, from "Born To Die" to "Blue Jeans".  

Lana Del Rey
Norman Fucking Rockwell!

Geographically confused chanteuse Lana Del Rey returns with her sixth album and her first since she discovered swearing. She's pictured on the cover cavorting with none other than the grandson of Jack Nicholson and possibly as a matter of note I should say that it contains fourteen new songs most co-written with fun.'s Jack Antonoff. Buy your copy from Norman Fucking Records.      

Carly Rae Jepsen
Dedicated

Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen was, in this humble writer's opinion, one of the greatest albums ever made. And it would have been tough for anyone to match the giddy highs that album produced. On 2019's Dedicated, she more or less succeeds, creating an album just as suited to tidying your house, as it is to bouncing around with glee at a show.

The Cardigans
Life

Life was the second album by The Cardigans. In the UK it was originally released as a compilation featuring tracks from their debut album, Emmerdale and put the band on the map. Here we have it in its ‘as intended’ original track listing as part of the band’s back-catalogue vinyl reissue program. 180g vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve on Polydor.

Michael Kiwanuka
KIWANUKA

Just to make absolutely sure that you know it’s him, Michael Kiwanuka has gone for his own (sur)name as the title of his third studio LP. KIWANUKA sees the singer tripping down a bit of a psychedelic soul route - tracks like ‘You Ain’t The Problem’ are shimmering What’s Going On-type things that coalesce around Kiwanuka’s poised, soulful singing. Dangermouse and Kiwanuka’s longtime ally Inflo are the producers.
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Friendly Fires
Inflorescent

In the eight years after indie/dance band Friendly Fires' album Pala, there was very little activity. Then suddenly they released a couple of singles and started playing live shows. The cat is now out of the bag and fans will be delighted to hear that album No.3, Inflorescent, is here. It was produced by the band and others including Disclosure. 

Elbow
Giants of All Sizes

I like them tall giants, I like them small giants, I like them brown-haired giants, I like them blonde-haired giants… Unfortunately Giants Of All Sizes, the latest LP from stadium-bothering Mancunians Elbow, doesn’t actually include a cover of Calvin Harris’ ‘The Girls’. Shame, that. What the band’s eighth album does contain is more of that brooding, baroque rock music that Guy Garvey et al do so well. Think of them as Northern England’s answer to The National.
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Siouxsie and The Banshees
Juju

This is possibly Siouxie and the Banshees high water mark. This 1981 album featured the unique, distinctive guitar of John McGeoch which gave the Banshees an unconventional innovative sound. The album features the dashing single 'Spellbound' and has been cited as one of the most influential British albums. 

The Cardigans
Super Extra Gravity

As things stand, Super Extra Gravity, is the 6th and last album by The Cardigans. It was released in 2005. The band are back together and touring, so who know what might happen in the future. It features the wonderfully titled single, I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need To Be Nicer. 180g vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve on Polydor.

Kaiser Chiefs
Duck

Duck is the new album by Kaiser Chiefs. What I’m going to focus on here is the eleventh track, titled Kurt vs Frasier (The Battle For Seattle). What are we to take from this, as a song, from Kaiser Chiefs? Where do Nirvana or Dr Frasier Crane, or indeed Seattle, fit into the universe of Kaiser Chiefs? Why have they done this? I wish I knew. On Polydor.

Siouxsie and The Banshees
The Rapture

The Rapture was the 11th and final studio album from Siouxsie and the Banshees and was part produced by John Cale. The album continued the band's legacy of producing innovative and fresh work at a time when many of their contemporaries had either split up or were treading water. Though not sporting any notable singles the record continued the Banshees obsession with the darker side of pop with disquieting lyrics to match.  
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Soundgarden
Live From The Artists Den

Hear Soundgarden live in concert in 2013, on the ecstatic final date of their King Animal tour. Over two and a half hours, they twenty-nine songs, including (almost certainly) all your favourites. This concert, well regarded by fans for some years, is now getting a really serious release, ranging from a double CD to a big old boxset. On Polydor.

Elbow
Build A Rocket Boys!

'Build A Rocket Boys!' is the extremely charmingly named sequel to Elbow's Mercury Prize winning album with that song everyone knows on it. Don't let that give you the wrong impression though, there's still an adventurous rock band under everything. Miraculously, despite all the time he spends on the radio, Guy Garvey's can still belt 'em out with the best of 'em.
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Himesh Patel
Yesterday (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Imagine that The Beatles were wiped from history. Everyone had forgotten they existed, apart from you, and you were the only person to remember all of their songs. You might be able to make a bob or two. That’s the premise of the new film, Yesterday, written by Richard Curtis and Directed by Danny Boyle. And here’s the soundtrack, you’ll probably know some of the songs, performed here by Himesh Patel.
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The Jam
Snap!

Released soon after they split at the peak of their powers, Snap! was the first compilation from The Jam, collecting their arsenal of excellent hit singles and fan favourites in a double-LP package. Now, it gets a lovingly packaged re-issue, with original artwork and inners plus the exclusive live 7” disc that originally came with it. 
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Siouxsie and The Banshees
Kaleidoscope

Ah this is the classic one isn't it? The first with ‘Budgie’ on drums and  John McGeoch on guitar who would both play a part in transforming the Banshees sound. It contains two of their excellent breakthrough hits Happy House and Christine and is a more rounded and vibrant Banshees sound than ever. Now re-issued cut from the original tapes.    

Elbow and the BBC Concert Orchestra
The Seldom Seen Kid (Live At Abbey Road)

Surely one of Elbow’s finest achievements, the Seldom Seen Kid album is now more than ten years old! To celebrate, here is Elbow plus the BBC Concert Orchestra, performing the album in full with lots of lush extra string bits at the prestigious Abbey Road studios. It's a beautiful performance of a wonderful album, recorded in perfect clarity from a band loved by the BBC even more than they love the Conservative party. 

Siouxsie and The Banshees
Peepshow

Here's where Siouxsie and the Banshees proved that they were more than just goth rock gloomsters. Lead single 'Peek-a-Boo' was an innovative slice of future pop laden with samples and electronic effects. The album contained further hits in 'The Killing Jar' and 'The Last Beat of My Heart' and showcased a vibrant and unpredictable album.  

Siouxsie and The Banshees
Tinderbox

Remastered and cut at half speed, this is a re-issue of Siouxie and the Banshees seventh album. The record contained the singles 'Candyman' and 'Cities In Dust' and further exemplified the band's knack for propulsive, atmospheric music led by Siouxie's distinctive vocal yelps which gave them international success. 

The Cardigans
Emmerdale

Emmerdale was the first album by The Cardigans. The Swedish indie-pop sensations went on to much bigger and more well-known things, but this is where it all started for them. It includes their first Black Sabbath cover, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. AND, yes, it is named after the farm-based ITV soap opera. 180g vinyl LP on Polydor.

Eagles Of Death Metal
Death by Sexy

Death By Sexy was the second album by Eagles Of Death Metal. It was originally released in 2006. This is the first vinyl pressing of the album since its initial release. The band get their name from the time Josh Homme referred to Polish death metal band, Vader, as ‘the Eagles of death metal’ when describing them to band mate Jesse Hughes. 180g reissue LP on Polydor.

Siouxsie and The Banshees
The Scream

The Scream was the debut album by Siouxsie and the Banshees. It's slower than punk textures and rhythms could be said to be the birth point of post- punk and their sound can be heard in innumerable bands that followed such as Joy Division and the Cure. Contains a preposterous version of Lennon and McCartney's 'Helter Skelter' amongst other classics but their hits would come later.  

Siouxsie and The Banshees
Hyaena

An interesting anomaly in the Banshees large and sprawling back catalogue. The departed John McGeogh was replaced by none other than Sir Robert Smith of the Cure. Unsurprisingly perhaps it was the Banshees mine a dark underbelly miles away from the pop that was in the charts at the time. No hits but it forced Smith out of his stupour to go on and write some of the Cure's best and brightest songs once he'd escaped.    

Siouxsie and The Banshees
Through The Looking Glass

After seven studio albums it was time for Siouxie and the Banshees covers LP. The band showed great taste by covering the likes of Sparks, Kraftwerk, Iggy Pop and Roxy Music. Pretty much all the artists people still bang on about now.  They'd already proved with their 'famous' cover of the Beatles 'Dear Prudence' that they could interpret other peoples work to chart success and here was a full album of unique reworks. Now re-issued and remastered and cut at half speed.  

Eagles Of Death Metal
EODM Presents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We Never Wrote

Hoary rockers Eagles Of Death Metal showcase their eclectic music tastes on this covers album which sees them interpreting songs by artists as varied as Kiss and Guns and Roses. There's also stuff by the likes of Steve Miller Band, Kenny Rogers and the old pal act for Queens of the Stone Age but no Ted Nugent strangely.    

Siouxsie and The Banshees
A Kiss In The Dreamhouse

The Siouxsie and the Banshees re-issue festival continues with this, their fifth album. Originally released in 1982 it saw the band take on a more varied sound with the use of recorders, tubular bells and loops. It didn't really boast any hits but is well regarded as one of their most psychedelic offerings particularly closing track Slowdive which of course must have influenced a certain shoegaze band.

James Brown
Say It Live And Loud: Live In Dallas 08.26.68 (Expanded Edition)

Say It Live And Loud: Live In Dallas 08.26.68 sees James Brown and his band in powerful form. It was recorded with the recent assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy fresh in people’s minds. His protest anthem Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m Proud had just been released, and to rightly hammer his point home, he performs it twice. Classic stuff! Double LP on Polydor.

James Brown
Slaughters Big Rip-Off (Original Soundtrack)

The amount of huge artists from the funk/soul continuum who’ve soundtracked blaxploitation movies is just crazy. Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes and Marvin Gaye are just three of the all-time greats that produced scores for films of the genre during its early-’70s heyday. Even the Godfather himself Mr. James Brown got in on the act, teaming up with on-off compositional partner Fred Wesley to produce a typically high-wire set of tunes for 1973 flick Slaughter’s Big Rip-Off. Out of print for a minute, Slaughter’s Big Rip-Off (OST) has now been reissued by Polydor.

James Brown
Motherlode

Motherlode by James Brown is a  compilation that was originally released in 1988. It was re-released in 2003 as an expanded edition. This is the first vinyl version of that expanded version - ya get me? It concentrates on The Godfather Of Soul’s funk output from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. For good measure there’s a few remixes and live performances thrown in too. Double 180g vinyl LP on Polydor.

Billie Eilish
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

The precocious Billie Eilish drops her debut LP. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? - no need to shout, Billie - is a family affair, with Eilish’s brother Finneas O’Connor co-producing the record. Music-wise the songs here lean into Lana Del Rey’s dark-Disney Americana while also incorporating EDM and Adele-ish balladry.

James Blake
Assume Form

Have you heard? Music is a secret. Release announced on the week the CD comes out with the vinyl coming 'some time in the future', you have to remember that this is a James Blake record not some kind of secret government experiment. Anyway the crybaby songster (we say that simply because it pisses him off so much) has a new record out which you can listen to and buy (maybe).    

James Brown
Black Caesar (Original Soundtrack)

Black Caesar was the James Brown’s first stab at a film soundtrack. A 1973 blaxploitation gangster film and funk sound like a pretty cool match. The soundtrack also includes tracks by The J.B.’s and Lyn Collins. Songs from this soundtrack have been sampled by Ice-T, Nas and Trick Daddy. 180g vinyl reissue on Polydor.

The Velvet Underground
1969

This reissue of The Velvet Underground’s 1969 feels like walking into a living room full of old friends. All the favourites are there, drink in hand: “I’m Sticking with You”, “Rock and Roll” and “Andy’s Chest”, but they’ve changed a bit, as old friends do. There’s original mixes taken from the infamous tour of 1969 as well as rare instrumentals, alternate versions and mixes from 2014 never before pressed into vinyl. 

Talk Talk
Laughing Stock

The final album from a band who evolved from synth-pop into intricate, unbelievably delicate avant-jazz compostion. This reissue comes 26 years after the original release but the music hasn't aged a bit. 'Ascension Day' churns and whirrs whilst 'New Grass' tugs the heart strings just as strongly as before. Absolutely essential.

Kate Nash
My Best Friend Is You

Having laid the ‘Foundations’ (sorry) for a long pop career with mega-successful debut LP Made Of Bricks, Harrow’s finest Kate Nash returned to the fray in 2010 with My Best Friend Is You. This album saw Nash really growing into her sound - there are still some chintzy twee-pop cuts, but on My Best Friend Is You these moments are more Camera Obscura than Scouting For Girls. There’s also a healthy pinch of riot-girl to numbers like ‘I Just Love You More’. Nash's sophomore effort is now issued on vinyl for the first time by Polydor.

Nico
Chelsea Girl

This is the first Nico solo album and a long long way away from the inspired but terrifying avant churn of albums like Desertshore. Here she is in full on folk mode and with covers of songs by the likes of Lou Reed, Jackson Browne and Tim Hardin this is a lovely pastoral work of art that stands on it's own as her one moment of real conventional music making.   

The Style Council
Our Favourite Shop

It's easy to forget how diverse Paul Weller was in his Style Council days...and how political. 'Our Favourite Shop' targets racism, self serving governments and consumerism and spawned hits such as 'Shout to the Top', 'Walls Come Tumbling Down' and the truly bizzare 'Come to Milton Keynes'. Now re-issued on heavyweight vinyl. 

The Cure
Greatest Hits

Reissue of The Cure’s greatest hits compilation from 2001 on Polydor. The heaviest hitters from the gothic post-punk band, with their biggest tracks from across their back catalogue from 1979 - 1999, including classics Boys Don’t Cry, Lullaby, Just Like Heaven, Close To Me, Friday I’m In Love up to the later Just Say Yes.
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The Cardigans
Long Gone Before Daylight

Long Gone Before Daylight was the fifth album by The Cardigans. This album marked a change in their sound as they introduced elements of alternative rock and country. Nina Persson teamed up with Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse to form A Camp after this album, possibly an influence on the band’s new sound. Features the single You're The Storm. 180g vinyl LP, in gatefold sleeve on Polydor.

The Cardigans
First Band On The Moon

First Band On The Moon was the third album by The Cardigans. It was massively successful and cemented them as the foremost credible chart act of the ‘90s. It features some of the band’s best songs such as Been It, Lovefool and a cover of Black Sabbath’s Iron Man. Remastered 180g vinyl LP in a gatefold sleeve on Polydor.

The Cardigans
Gran Turismo

Gran Turismo by The Cardigans will best be remembered for the song My Favourite Game. The notorious video of which featured singer, Nina Persson, recklessly driving a car with catastrophic black comedy ending. It was the band’s fourth album and also featured the single Erase/Rewind. Remastered 180g vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve on Polydor.

The Struts
YOUNG&DANGEROUS

They don’t make ‘em like this any more, except they very much do. The Struts are the band for any of you out there who have been missing The Darkness these past few years. Young & Dangerous (or should that be YOUNG&DANGEROUS? Does it matter?) is the Derby group's sophomore LP, though to be honest you could tell us that this lot have been making music since 1973 and we would take it at face value. The fact that The Struts were picked as the support act for the last ever Mötley Crüe gig speaks volumes.
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Snow Patrol
Final Straw

Snow Patrol’s 2003 album Final Straw was their third album, but their first real biggie. Having signed to a major label may have helped with production values and a marketing push, but they were solely responsible for writing some anthemic songs. Run, for example, went stratospheric and unfortunately became an X-Factor Staple. Also includes Spitting Games. Deluxe reissue LP on Polydor.

Snow Patrol
Eyes Open

Eyes Open was the fourth album by Snow Patrol, coming three years after its predecessor, Final Straw, in 2006. It shifted a lot of copies and was the biggest selling album of the year. The major label boost was really paying off. To make the album extra shiny, U2, Robbie Williams and The Killers producer Jacknife Lee was drafted in. Among the 60-odd musicians that played on the album, Martha Wainwright and The Vaselines Eugene Kelly are the standout names. Deluxe reissue LP on Polydor.

The 1975
A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

Extremely (and unfathomably to people over 40) popular group the 1975 return with the thankfully shorter titled follow up to the one with the extremely long title. Who knew that when Tim Healey and Denise Welch got together this would be the result but there we are. That last LP reached number one on both sides of the little puddle we call the Atlantic ocean and interest is at fever pitch for this one. 

The Cure
Acoustic Hits

Released for record store day 2017, here we have the second cd from The Cure’s greatest hit compilation released in 2001 getting it's own vinyl release for the first time. Acoustic versions of all the tracks that featured on the main compilation. Features versions of Lullaby, Friday I’m In Love, Boys Don’t Cry. Double vinyl on Polydor.
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Various
Anna and the Apocalypse (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

"Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land" is how they're describing this one. Throw in a bit of Christmas and it looks about right! Filmed in Scotland, the original score to Anna and the Apocalypse was composed by Glasgow duo, Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly who have previously worked alongside Morrisey, Coldplay and Mogwai.      Expect a bombastic score of Christmas horror. 
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Siouxsie and The Banshees
The Scream

Initially released in 1978, The Scream is the debut offering of post-punk outfit Siouxsie and The Banshees. The 10-track offering represents what was one of the more audacious and experimental waves in alt-rock history, which both smashed rules and peaked at number 12 in the charts. Features hit single 'Metal Postcard (Mittageisen)'
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Siouxsie and The Banshees
Join Hands

'Join Hands' was the second Siouxie and the Banshees album and found them still in a very bleak place with songs based around the First World War. It also features the band's harrowing version of the Lords Prayer. The hits started on the subsequent 'Kaleidoscope' but this one shows the band at their most darkly brutal.  

Various
13 Reasons Why - Season 2 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)

The press release for this record leads with ‘New music from Gomez’, which isn’t a great start, but things pick up when you realise that they actually mean Selena Gomez. Obviously this is some of the music from the second season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. There are new songs from (among others) YUNGBLUD and Lord Huron and, err, OneRepublic. Some golden oldies from New Order, Echo & The Bunnymen, Tears For Fears and other bands of that ilk also make the cut.
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Siouxsie and The Banshees
Superstition

This is Siouxsie and the Banshees 10th album and was originally released in 1991. It was produced by Stephen Hague (New Order/Pet Shop Boys) which meant it had his usual array electronic textures and drum programs.  Though this didn't enamour the album to some fans it was still critically respected for it's tender and emotional songs. 

Years & Years
Palo Santo

New record from popular young people band led by charismatic and enormo-browed singer Olly Alexander.. currently Harrogate's biggest export. The trio play a highly commercial brand of synth pop that appeals to the X Factor crowd but by way of catchy songs and Alexander's left wing, openly gay persona dig a little deeper than the usual download chart tat. 

Snow Patrol
Wildness

Gary, Nathan, Paul, Johnny, and Jonny return at last with Wildness. Quite a few years in the making, not least as it was scrapped and begun again from scratch midway in, the album reliably packs enough crestfallen indie plodcore to soundtrack an entire season of Grey’s Anatomy. The discerning fan may pick from black vinyl, picture disc, basic CD or deluxe CD with hardback book.

Various
Black Panther: The Album – Music from and Inspired By

Probably the cultural event of 2018 that will live longest in the memory, Marvel’s Black Panther really is an outstanding film. A lot of the songs here don’t appear prominently in the movie, but there’s been enough hype around this accompanying LP in its own right. You know the score at this point - Kendrick Lamar plays auteur, bringing together a load of A-listers for this head-scratching, trunk-rattling selection. If nothing else, you need this for Future’s absolutely, masterfully, hilariously ridiculous verse on ‘King’s Dead’.
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Frank Turner
Be More Kind

Frank Turner is one man. A man who has a guitar. A man who has, damn it all, a voice. Together they are used to make music. Sometimes the music they make becomes very popular indeed. Maybe this latest LP will be another one of those popular ones. Maybe it will teach us the error of our ways. Maybe we will learn to love each other again. Maybe we will change. Maybe we will be better. Maybe we will Be More Kind.

Lord Huron
Vide Noir

I hope Lord Huron are okay. Their new album Vide Noir, meaning 'empty black', is an indie folk communion with the void. Assuming the seasons continue their endless deferral it might be the ideal album to listen to this supposed 'spring'. Haunting but warm, Lord Huron are the ideal companion to face the darkness. 

Fickle Friends
You Are Someone Else

Let's face it, we are bunch of old men selling young people music that we neither like nor understand. Here's the latest lot to send us further spiralling out of business. Fickle Friends are a wildly commercial dance pop outfit that will appeal to fans of the 1975 and Chvrches. I'll occasionally hear stuff like this at my gym.     

The Jam
In The City

In The City was the album with which The Jam announced themselves to the world. Paul Weller was just 19 at the time and used the album as a outlet for his teenage frustration. The title track was the only single to be released from the album. There were also two covers: the Larry Williams blues tune Slow Down and Theme from Batman. Reissue LP on Polydor.

The Jam
Sound Affects

Sound Affects is widely thought of by critics, and Paul Weller himself, as the best record by The Jam. Their fifth album, it was originally released towards the end of 1980. It turned out to be their penultimate release and featured the singles That’s Entertainment and the Taxman-aping Start! The latter was the band's second no.1 hit.

Frank Turner
Tape Deck Heart

Tape Deck Heart sees singer songwriter Frank Turner release his fifth studio album. This work has been described as a ‘break up album’, capturing the emotions triggered by the failure of a long term romance. Turner himself gives helpful insight into the work: "There’s a lot of stuff on this record about loss and failure in relationships, about what happens when something that was supposed to be timeless runs out of time." Clearly this is an honest, and as ever, heart felt record. 

Kendrick Lamar
DAMN. (Collector's Edition)

Hailed by many as the greatest hip-hop album of 2017 by an artist Q magazine once called “The greatest rapper of his generation”. The Collector's Edition of Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' switches up the tracklist, flipping it on its head, to be heard as the artist originally envisaged. There aren't any new tracks on this edition, just a different running order and alternate artwork. "Just remember, what happens on Earth stays on Earth / We gon' put it in reverse"

The Rolling Stones
On Air

On Air showcases The Rolling Stones in a 1960s BBC recordings stylee. So you get them at their rawest, most direct and bluesy, bringing us their R&B love and Country influences which characterised their early sound. You fans will love this. All restored using ‘Audio Source Separation’ for that bit more clarity. In heavyweight double LP, CD and deluxe double CD packages.

Frank Turner
Songbook

Frank Turner has been making records for ten years now so it’s about time for a career retrospective. Songbook features Turner’s best loved songs along with a second disc of reworked classics. It also features a previously unreleased track, There She Is. Available as 2CD or 3LP sets on Polydor.

Various
13 Reasons Why (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)

Regardless of the politics and personal opinions of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, the soundtrack is a gem of tracks. A coming together of The Cure and Joy Division with acoustic songs from Selena Gomez and The Japanese House, and everything in between. It really is a full record which probably helped the show achieve so much acclaim. 13 Reasons Why (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) is available on Vinyl double LP.
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Guy Garvey
Courting The Squall

After releasing six albums with his band, Elbow, including the Mercury Music Prize winning The Seldom Seen Kid (2008), Guy Garvey sets out alone with Courting The Squall. The album was made simply because Garvey loves making albums (and has recently split up with his wife so will be dead bored - ed). Nevertheless, it’s still a deeply felt personal statement and serves as a glimpse into his very being.....(and his enormous chin- ed (again)). 

The Naked and Famous
In Rolling Waves


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Kate Nash
Made Of Bricks

Come on admit it. You've been counting down the days until the 10th anniversary of Kate Nash's debut 'Made of Bricks'. Now known more for being an activist and political mouth piece this harks back to the time she made actual music. She was dead sassy back then - a bit like a perky and tuneful Janet Street Porter. 

Lana Del Rey
Lust For Life

Now where have I heard that title before? Nope. It's not coming. Anyway here is global superstar Lana Del Ray with her guest straddled fourth album. The Weeknd, A$AP Rock and Stevie Nicks all make appearances here and its absolutely heartwarming to see her grinning away on the sleeve.   

Haim
Something To Tell You

America's favourite sister act, Haim, are back with Something To Tell You - the release of their sophomore album. The eleven-track offering, containing lead single 'I Want You Back', sees the trio build upon a critically-acclaimed debut with exciting, forward-thinking and bold songwriting.

Various
T2 Trainspotting (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

The long awaited return of Begbie, Sick Boy and Co. comes with another belter of a soundtrack. Re-featuring Iggy Pop and Underworld, alongside a mix of older classics such as Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Queen and new bloods Young Fathers and High Contrast. Riotous, and as with the film, filled with uppers and downers.
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Kendrick Lamar
DAMN.

The biggest of big deals in 2017: a new full-length album from Kendrick Lamar himself. Damn features fairly large guests like Rihanna and, um, U2, but Kendrick doesn’t need any big-name support to tell a narrative and craft wonderful beats. This soon-to-be-album-of-the-year record is released by Polydor.

Feist
Pleasure

Leslie Feist comfortably forms part of the burgeoning spearhead of Canadian talent taking over the world. Nearly six years since her last release, Feist returns with an expansive and immersive full-length - crammed with organic production, sweet hooks and a cheeky Jarvis Cocker cameo. This is a creative feast.

The 1975
Sex EP

The 1975 have kinda' shot to eternal nu-goth glory amongst even the mainstream since their first record, and the Sex EP is a collection of tracks from even before that. The sleeve states only four tracks, but trust me, there are five and the fifth is called Milk. Available on a 12" clear vinyl in a paper jacket and released on Polydor. 

Clean Cut Kid
Make Believe

Though I would personally find it hard to sleep at night if I released a single as cheerful and optimistic as Make Believe, I shouldn't ruin the fun for those less pessimistic and cynical than myself. So what I will say is that the new Clean Cut Kid single is a highly polished and well written tune, with pleasurably fuzzy guitars and a joyous party spirit. However, if the election of a certain spray-tanned billionaire has brought you down to my pre-existing level of bleak despair, then I'll tell you what I really think of this song in person. Released as Vinyl 7" on Polydor.
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The Rolling Stones
Blue & Lonesome

Blue and Lonesome sees The Rolling Stones, in the sixth decade of their recording career, going back to their roots and playing the blues. The album features versions of songs by Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon and Jimmy Reed It was recorded live in the studio in just three days. Eric Clapton makes a guest appearance too.

Ed Harcourt
Furnaces

Singer/Songwriter Ed Harcourt has taken on an ambitious project with his latest album Furnaces. Taking a break from writing hits for the likes of James Bay and Paloma Faith, he has enlisted the help of producer Flood to make the colours brighter, the dark bits darker and add an element of danger. Harcourt says his favourite music always runs the gamut of emotions and that’s what he set out to do here. The cover art is by Ralph Steadman, the artist who made Hunter S. Thompson’s books all the more enjoyable.

Michael Kiwanuka
Love & Hate

British singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka has made an album in Love & Hate that embraces the long playing format. It’s a dynamic, nuanced collection that will find you reaching for the headphones for its more intimate moments. Whilst his debut LP Home Again recalled the classic soul of Bill Withers and Otis Redding, Love & Hate expands on that base introducing psychedelic elements to its contemporary freeform feel. The album was produced by Grammy winning US producer Danger Mouse and up and coming UK producer Inflo.

James Blake
The Colour In Anything

James Blake surprises and delights the musical world with the sudden announcement + release of his third album. Reportedly co-written with Frank Ocean and co-produced with Rick Rubin, The Colour In Anything is another strong set of sad dancefloor smashes and bass-weighted piano ballads, tied together with Blake’s heavily melancholic vocals.

Arthur Beatrice
Keeping The Peace

London quartet Arthur Beatrice follow up their successful debut, Working Out,  with Keeping The Peace - a confident and colourful pop record that has been influenced by the band’s recent and varied listening habits: Kendrick Lamar, Kasami Washington, Four Tet, Joanna Newsom and Portishead. Last time out, lead vocals were shared between Ella Girardot and the wonderfully named Orlando Leopard, here though Girardot takes on the vocal duties all by herself.

The 1975
I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It

It goes without saying that when a band’s debut album sells more than a million copies that their follow-up will be eagerly awaited. Well, folks, the wait is over as the new album by The 1975 is here! Snappily titled I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, it takes the catchy hooks and expansive and electrifying alt. rock of their self-titled debut to the next level.

Clean Cut Kid
Runaway

Liverpool’s Clean Cut are very proud of their new single Runaway, a song whose lyrical focus is pretty bleak but whose music is pretty bouncy. Lines like “you’ll never known until reality bites / until it bites you” aren’t too special, but the general tone is effective as an expression of young existential fear. With big choruses! Coloured 7”.

Lana Del Rey
Honeymoon

New record from quasi-Lynchian pop star Lana Del Rey. Honeymoon has the trademark Del Rey vibe: sunny production and subject matter (the lead single is titled ‘High By The Beach’ for example), but with a pitch dark undercurrent carried through the haunted vocals. Released as a CD, or as double black vinyl.

Frank Turner
Positive Songs For Negative People

Positive Songs For Negative People is album number six from singer/songwriter Frank Turner. Once again he is backed by his trusty sidekicks The Sleeping Souls. He recorded the album in Nashville with producer Butch Walker at the controls. Like his best work, Turner tells tales of people winning against all odds using his forthright anthemic style.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Fever To Tell

Yeah! Yeah Yeah Yeahs are giving us the chance to enjoy their fierce little debut album Fever To Tell all over again, just in advance of the record’s fifteenth anniversary. Fever To Tell sounds as tightly-wound and excellent as ever, from the staccato punch of ‘Tick’ to the alt-balladry of ‘Maps’. The reissue features lush lyric posters and photographs, yum yum.

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