Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by A&E, Dec 25, 2017.
Thanks! I didn't know her, but she is great.
It's been a while but I'm back to this thread, having just updated the lists with what I've got so far. Have I missed anything? Let me know. Now, let me try to quickly catch up with the weekly recommendations!
19th January 2018
First Aid Kit – Ruins
The Swedish sisters are back, but you already know that – the album made it to #3 in the January PJ charts!
Mai Lan – Autopilote
This album deserves much more attention. This explosive girl produces songs ranging from bonkers to beautiful.
Porches – The House
St. Beauty – Running to the Sun EP
The duo's name says it all. A must not only for neo soul/R&B lovers.
Tune-Yards – I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life
An album about confronting your while guilt shouldn't sound this fun.
Wafia – VIII EP
A long awaited EP from this Australian singer.
Also out that week:
Belle and Sebastian – How to Solve Human Problems, Part 2/3 EP
Bownik – Delfina
Caitlyn Smith – Starfire
Fall Out Boy – Mania
Glen Hansard – Between Two Shores
The Go! Team – Semicircle
Justine Skye – Ultraviolet
Milck – This Is Not the End EP
Missy Lancaster – Piece of Me
Xylouris White – Mother
26th January 2018
Club 8 – Golden Island
The Swedish duo's 10th album has a more cold and ambient feel compared to their other offerings, but it's still a thing of eerie beauty.
Hollie Cook – Vessel of Love
Atmospheric reggae? Hollie Cook proves that it's possible, delivering an album full of grooves that'll make you long for the summer.
Leyya – Sauna
Leyya are an Austrian band producing off-kilter, laid back pop that quickly gets intoxicating.
Nadine – Oh My
Not the PJ darling Nuhdeen, but a trio making lovely lounge pop.
Oceana – Can't Stop Thinking About You
Remember Oceana? She had an European hit with Cry Cry in the late 00s, while Endless Summer was the official song of UEFA Euro 2012 – and the soundtrack to that year's summer. Now, she's returned with a new batch of basic bops.
Also out that week:
Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us
Craig David – The Time Is Now
Emma – Essere qui
Flying Horseman – Rooms / Ruins
Kalie Shorr – Awake EP
Nightmares on Wax – Shape the Future
Nils Frahm – All Melody
Turin Brakes – Invisible Storm
Yaaasss drag @3Xs from beyond the digital grave.
2nd February 2018
Janice – Fallin Up
I keep raving about this girl but she really knocked it out of the park with her debut album. She's best pals with Sabina Ddumba – when I saw them live last September they guested on each other's sets with great chemistry – and there are shades of Sabina's style here. However, Janice has her own vision that makes Fallin Up her own. Full of personal lyrics, emotive vocals, and hooks for days – if you skip this album, you'll truly play yourself.
Rae Morris – Someone Out There
I'm so happy the word has already spread about this album on the forum! Rae's debut showed promise (see the anthemic Under the Shadows led by stomping drums, or the gorgeous title track Unguarded that was written about dating another girl) but wasn't quite it, with the songs written over a good few years and the lack of clear direction. This has been rectified on this album, written and produced with MyRiot and Rae's now-partner Fryars (Starsmith and Ariel Rechtsaid also contributed). The result is a lush album boasting inventive electronic production and showcasing Rae's lyrics and vocals in a new light.
Thea & the Wild – Ikaros
The second album by Norwegian Thea Glenton Raknes is a sure hit for anyone looking for some fresh indie pop.
Kat Frankie – Bad Behaviour
More quality indie pop, this time from this Berlin-based singer.
Rhye – Blood
Robin Hannibal might not be part of the band anymore, but Rhye continue to make lovely, chilled R&B-tinged tunes.
2nd February 2018 (cont.)
Abbe May – Fruit
Abbe May is a badass guitarist but it took turning 30 for her to put out what she calls her "coming out record". It is the most personal we've heard her, but it's also funky, soulful, and full of Abbe's usual attitude.
Hanne Kolstø – Fare
The prolific Norwegian's 7th album in 8 years (and second in her native language) keeps up the quality and boasts some killer tunes (Is is undeniable) alongside some more experimentation.
Drekoty – Lub maszyna dzika trawa
The Polish indie trio took over 5 years and some personnel changes to prepare their sophomore album but it's been worth the wait.
Anna Burch – Quit the Curse
Charming guitar-based indie pop.
Hookworms – Microshift
A cool take on Krautrock, dialling back the guitar feedback in favour of synths and clearer vocals.
Also out that day:
Awolnation – Here Come the Runts
Field Music – Open Here
IAMX – Alive in New Light
Julie Bergan – Turn On the Lights
Justin Timberlake – Man of the Whites
Madison Beer – As She Pleases EP
Nightwave – Sanctuary EP
Simple Minds – Walk Between Worlds
The Soft Moon – Criminal
I have stuff to add, just have to find the time to post it.
Can you please add "The Aces - When My Heart Felt Volcanic" on April 6th.
Hey gworls! Time for another update:
9th February 2018
Joan as Police Woman – Damned Devotion
After trying out a more electronic sound on Let It Be You, Joan Wasser is back to a more laid-back sound, although with more sheen and edge to it than before.
Ravyn Lenae – Crush EP
This rising Chicagoan's latest EP is a collaboration with The Internet's Steve Lacy.
MGMT – Little Dark Age
MGMT are back with a new synth-led album, signalling a return to form.
Barbara Wrońska – Dom z ognia (House of Fire)
A member of several Polish indie pop bands, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Barbara finally managed to release her self-produced solo debut. A diverse and captivating collection of songs that should catch your ear.
Alice Ivy – I’m Dreaming
Debut effort from this promising Melbourne producer.
Also out now:
Cecil Frena (fka Born Gold) – The Gridlock (@HeartSwells I think you might like this?)
Don Diablo – Future
Emmelie de Forestation – History EP
Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending
Geotheory – Interstellar Love EP
Gliss – Strange Heaven (@ The Raveonettes fans)
Kendrick Lamar presents: Various Artists & Kendrick Lamar feat. Kendrick Lamar – Black Panther: The Album
Son Lux – Brighter Wounds
Susanna – Go Dig My Grave (@ Suzan Sandfor fans)
White Birches – When the Street Calls (@ Chelsea Wolfe fans)
The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
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