folk 24/30 synth reissue psychedelic

afrosound – carruseles (1973 – reissue)

Afrosound’s third full-length LP forged a home for every sonic pulse. 

27/30 emo indie/alternative revisited review rock

brand new – the devil and god are raging inside me

‘TDAGARIM’ connects adolescent fears to the sound of a wrecking ball – obviously I was too embarrassed to like it ten years ago.

25/30 art pop dance folk

feli colina – LXS INFERNALES

Colina expresses a smouldering heat, searching for what’s under the clothes and beneath the skin.

25/30 album of the week ambient spoken word

ellen zweig – the fiction of the physical

Ellen Zweig’s poetry throughout the 70s and 80s is compiled on this 40-minute-or-so record courtesy of Phantom Limb.

29/30 indie/alternative pop revisited review

the wrens – the meadowlands (2003)

Meadows are liminal spaces that lead to or from destinations – in and of themselves, they are often bare and underdeveloped.

28/30 pop r&b revisited review

aaliyah – aaliyah (2001)

Perhaps only D’Angelo and Erykah Badu have incarnated R&B with such effortless magnetism. 

16/30 art pop singer-songwriter

bc camplight – the last rotation of earth

TLROE’s loudmouth irony dwarfs its heartfelt instrumentals to make both feel inane.

30/30 garage grime hip-hop revisited review

dizzee rascal – boy in da corner (2003)

Dizzee was on the estate, unafraid to express ugliness, questioning whether things would ever change.

23/30 ambient experimental

nobuka – fehrbelliner str.

It is a special achievement of ‘Fehrbelliner Str.’ that it applies industrialism to frame individual and collective experience.