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Album of the month – March 2017

This is turning out to be really hard work… I hit the 20th of March and thought, “there’s too much trash.” So now I’m skipping through albums that aren’t doing it for me and most won’t get listed any more. It’s not been a vintage year so far.

Well thank goodness, then, for Chile’s Trementina for making it all worthwhile. Their new album 810 is a ’90s shoegaze flashback (they list their most important influences as The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive) and it’s so bloody gorgeous. Two months, three weeks and six days into 2017, and I finally hear somebody come up with something awesome. Thank you, Trementina. Their previous album, Almost Reach The Sun, is also fantastic. I’m in love. Have a listen to Please, Let’s Go Away below. The album is out now on Burger Records.

I must also give praise to Strand of Oaks and Oddisee for their albums. It’s just that Trementina has eclipsed everything for me.

The (rated) albums in order…

88.89
Trementina – 810

72.22
Strand of Oaks – Hard Love

68.18
Ron Gallo – Heavy Meta

66.67
Oddisee – The Iceberg

64.29
Moon Duo – Occult Architecture Vol. 1

59.10
Dale Garwood – Garden of Ashes

59.09
Meatbodies – Alice
Jacques Greene – Feel Infinite
Raekwon – The Wild

58.83
Quelle Chris – Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often

58.34
Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now

57.15
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Don’t Get Lost

56.25
Vagabon – Infinite Worlds
Surfer Blood – Snowdonia

55.56
Venn – Runes

55.00
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Tourist
Molly Burch – Please Be Mine
Novella – Change of State
The Little Kicks – Shake Off Your Troubles
Kneebody – Anti-Hero

54.55
Tim Darcy – Saturday Night

53.34
Clap! Clap! – A Thousand Skies
Thievery Corporation – The Temple of I & I

52.78
Iron Reagan – Crossover Ministry

50.00
Hand Habits – Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void)
Sinkane – Life & Livin’ It
Fufanu – Sports
Ten Fé – Hit The Light
Peter Silberman – Impermanence
Communions – Blue
Elbow – Little Fictions
Homeshake – Fresh Air
Teen Daze – Themes for Crying Earth
Lowly – Heba
The Menzingers – After The Party
Visible Cloaks – Reassemblage
Rag’n’Bone Man – Human
The Orwells – Terrible Human Beings
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes
Bing & Ruth – No Home of the Mind
Tinariwen – Elwan
The Courtneys – The Courtneys II
Porcelain Raft – Microclimate
Hippo Campus – landmark
Trevor de Brauw – Uptown
Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy
NAV – NAV
Mega Bog – Happy Together
The Feelies – In Between
FKJ – French Kiwi Juice
Tsutro – Tsutro
Tim Kasher – No Resolution
Mukqs – Dame Ningen
Junius – Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light
Noam Pikelny – Universal Favorite
Earl St. Clair – My Name Is Earl

40.91
Danko Jones – Wild Cat

36.37
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Zombies On Broadway
Missing Organs – Old Speakers

-25.00
MUNA – About U

-50.00
Donato Epiro – Rubisco
John 5 and the Creatures – Season of the Witch

-100.00
Big Wreck – Grace Street
Noumen – Apeiron




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