Album of the month – October 2017

The Breeders are back! They have a new single, Wait In The Car. Setting aside the whole album of the month notion for a moment, have a listen. The video is so 4AD and the song is great!

St. Vincent’s first three albums are incredible. Her 4th, by comparison, was a garbage-strewn mess. How did latest release MASSEDUCTION fare? Well, it was alright… but my hopes were low after the self-titled disaster.

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile end their album Lotta Sea Lice with a cover of Belly’s Untogether, and it’s magnificent!

The Rural Alberta Advantage find it difficult to put a foot wrong, and album number four The Wild is splendid. I’ve been re-listening to everything they’ve done and I adore it all. I saw them way back in 2010, and I’m going to see them again in March 2018. Woo-hoo!

Album of the month goes to Dion Lunadon’s self-titled release. It’s a beautiful noisy explosive riot.

Those ratings (and unrated) in full:

Dion Lunadon – Dion Lunadon

Billy Strings – Turmoil & Tinfoil

The Rural Alberta Advantage – The Wild

Knox Fortune – Paradise

Tough Age – Shame

Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band – Adiós Señor Pussycat

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
Twain – Rare Feeling

Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother

Linda Perhacs – I’m a Harmony

Protomartyr – Relatives In Descent
Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life

Josh Ritter – Gathering
Tricky – ununiform

Heaters – Matterhorn

Yelawolf – Trial By Fire

Mass Datura – Sentimental Meltdown
The Darkness – Pinewood Smile

Just not my cup of tea
A. Savage – Thawing Dawn
Airiel – Molten Young Lovers
All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal
Altarage – Endinghent
Amenra – Mass VI
Ana Vilela – Ana Vilela
And So I Watch You from Afar – The Endless Shimmering
Andrew Bird – Echolocations: River
Andrew Hung – Realisationship
Annabel (lee) – The Cleansing
August Burns Red – Phantom Anthem
Balmorhea – Clear Language
Beck – Colors
Beliefs – Habitat
Best Girl Athlete – Best Girl Athlete
Big K.R.I.T. – 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time
Blinker The Star – 8 of Hearts
Blue Hawaii – Tenderness
Blue Rose Code – The Water of Leith
Blut Aus Nord – Deus Salutis Meae
Bottin – I Have What I Gave
Brent Faiyaz – Sonder Son
BTOB – Brother Act.
Bully – Losing
Cadaveric Incubator – Sermons of the Devouring Dead
Café República – Caravana
Canon Blue – Lasso Yo
Carbon Based Lifeforms – Derelicts
Carla Bruni – French Touch
Carly Pearce – Every Little Thing
Castello Branco – Sintoma
Catholic Action – In Memory Of
Chase Atlantic – Chase Atlantic
Chloé – Endless Revisions
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – The Emancipation Procrastination
Citizen – As You Please
Colleen – A flame my love, a frequency
Common Holly – Playing House
Counterparts – You’re Not You Anymore
Cristobal And The Sea – Exitoca
Cub Sport – Bats
Cults – Offering
Cunninlynguists – Rose Azura Njano
Curtis Harding – Face Your Fear
Cyhra – Letters To Myself
Daniel Cavanagh – Monochrome
Daniele Luppi and Parquet Courts – Milano
Daphni – Joli Mai
Dave Clarke – The Desecration of Desire
Decent Criminal – Bloom
Destroyer – ken
Dhani Harrison – IN///PARALLEL
DJ Manny – Greenlight
Dub Pistols – Crazy Diamonds
Ducktails – Jersey Devil
dvsn – Morning After
Elida Almeida – Kebrada
Emily Yacina – Heart Sky
Enslaved – E
Enter Shikari – The Spark
Errorsmith – Superlative Fatigue
Esmerine – Mechanics of Dominion
Exhumed – Death Revenge
Fever Ray – Plunge
Four Tet – New Energy
George Maple – Lover
Gill Landry – Love Rides A Dark Horse
Gord Downie – Introduce Yerself
Gregory Porter – Nat “King” Cole & Me
Grok Enrol & The Nu-Thing – All\Mix/Dup
Gucci Mane – Mr. Davis
Hallatar – No Stars Upon the Bridge
Heavy Metal Kings – Black God White Devil
Hodera – First Things First
Högni – Two Trains
Hollywood Undead – Five
Iron Chic – You Can’t Stay Here
Iron Monkey – 9-13
JD McPherson – Undivided Heart & Soul
Jerrod Niemann – This Ride
Jessie Ware – Glasshouse
John Maus – Screen Memories
Jordan Rakei – Wallflower
Juju & Jordash – Sis-boom-bah!
Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights
K. Sparks – Urban Couture
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Kid
Kauan – Kaiho
Kele Okereke – Fatherland
Kelela – Take Me Apart
Kelly Clarkson – Meaning Of Life
King Khan – Murderburgers
King Krule – The OOZ
kj – Spells
Kllo – Backwater
L.A. Guns – The Missing Peace
L’Orange – The Ordinary Man
Laetitia Zonzambé – Sanza Soul
Lawrence Rothman – The Book of Law
Lean Year – Lean Year
Lecrae – All Things Work Together
Lee Ann Womack – The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone
Left Behind – Blessed by the Burn
Liam Gallagher – As You Were
Lil Pump – Lil Pump
Lil Wop – Wopavelli 3
Lime Cordiale – Permanent Vacation
Lina Tullgren – Won
Lindstrøm – It’s Alright Between Us As It Is
Linn da Quebrada – Pajubá
Lou the Human – Humaniac
Majid Jordan – The Space Between
Makindu – Makindu
Makthaverskan – III
Margo Price – All American Made
Mariam The Believer – Love Everything
Marilyn Manson – Heaven Upside Down
Marina Kaye – Explicit
Melkbelly – Nothing Valley
Mister Heavenly – Boxing the Moonlight
My Sad Captains – Sun Bridge
MyChildren MyBride – Vicious World
Narcotic Wasteland – Delirium Tremens
Nascuy Linares – Harmonizable
Ne Obliviscaris – Urn
Necro Deathmort – Overland
Nerina Pallot – Stay Lucky
NF – Perception
Niall Horan – Flicker
No Warning – Torture Culture
Noah Gunderson – White Noise
Nolan The Ninja – YEN
ORB – Naturality
Orelsan – La fête est finie
Out Lines – Conflats
OverDoz. – 2008
Pale Honey – Devotion
Paulo Neto – Rosário de Balas
Petra Glynt – This Trip
Phase Fatale – Redeemer
Pierre Lapointe – La science du cœur
Pill – Aggressive Advertising
Poppy – Poppy.Computer
Prides – A Mind Like the Tide: Part One
Primitive Men – Caustic
Punpee – Modern Times
Rachel Platten – Waves
Radiator Hospital – Play the Songs You Like
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement – Ambient Black Magic
Rationale – Rationale
Robert Plant – Carry Fire
Saint Pé – Fixed Focus
Samael – Hegemony
Seamus Fogarty – The Curious Hand
Sean Nicholas Savage – Yummycoma
Shigeto – The New Monday
Simon Joyner – Step into the Earthquake
Skeleton Hands – Wake
Slaughter Beach, Dog – Birdie
Slow Magic – Float
Snoh Aalegra – Feels
Sol Heilo – Skinhorse Playground
Sound of Ceres – The Twin
Special Request – Belief System
Spectral Voice – Eroded Corridors of Unbeing
Spotlights – Seismic
Stars – There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light
Steffi – World Of The Waking State
Stick To Your Guns – True View
Sundays & Cybele – Chaos & Systems
Taiwan Housing Project – Veblen Death Mask
Tara King Th. – Stellar Fantasies
Terra Lightfoot – New Mistakes
The Barr Brothers – Queens of the Breakers
The Beaches – Late Show
The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers
The Blow Monkeys – The Wild River
The Church – man woman life death infinity
The Deep Dark Woods – Yarrow
The Elwins – Beauty Community
The Flying Eyes – Burning of the Season
The Front Bottoms – Going Grey
The LaFontaines – Common Problem
The Mountain Movers – Mountain Movers
The Movielife – Cities In Search Of A Heart
The Rasmus – Dark Matters
The Score – Atlas
The Souljazz Orchestra – Under Burning Skies
The Used – The Canyon
The Weather Station – The Weather Station
The World – First World Record
Through the Eyes of the Dead – Disomus
TOKiMONSTA – Lune Rouge
Tomoko Sauvage – Musique Hydromantique
Torres – Three Futures
Trippie Redd – A Love Letter To You 2
Trivium – The Sin And The Sentence
Trupa Trupa – Jolly New Songs
Tusks – Dissolve
Ty Dolla $ign – Beach House 3
Ventre De Biche – 333, Mi-Homme, Mi-Bête
Visionist – Value
Vitor Ramil – Campos Neutrais
Weaves – Wide Open
Weezer – Pacific Daydream
Whitney Rose – Rule 62
William Ryan Fritch – Behind the Pale
Winston Surfshirt – Sponge Cake
Wolf Parade – Cry Cry Cry
Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven
Wu-Tang Clan – The Saga Continues
Yellow Days – Is Everything Okay in Your World?
Yo Gotti – I Still Am
Yumi Zouma – Willowbank
Zak Abel – Only When We’re Naked
Ziúr – U Feel Anything?

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