Here are our picks for the first quarter of 2018. GO!
First up, Mudhoney with ‘LIE’. Yeah. I know. MUDHONEY. One of the most influential acts of modern times. Well modern times if you’re our age and obsessed with GRUNGE. They still sound as vital as ever. Give it a blast.
Next it’s Tune-Yards, ‘I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life’. To be honest this isn’t up with there with our favorites by Garbus but still beats the pants off most releases so we wanted to include it.
Young Fathers’ ‘Cocoa Sugar’ seems to be popular. We didn’t get it when we first dipped into it. Whilst for us the tracks don’t prove that all enticing standing alone, as an album it really flies.
They Might Be Giants, ‘I Like Fun’. Another now legendary band still kicking ass. Check out the title track here and try your hardest not to be enthused.
A candidate for most beautiful sounding album of the year already? Nils Frahm’s ‘All Melody’.
Ty Segall with ‘Freedom’s Goblin’ – he’s not showing any signs of slowing down is he?
MGMT are back and this album is funny as f**k but don’t let it detract from the music. Put ‘Little Dark Age’ on your to do list.
Car Seat Headrest with ‘Twin Fantasy (Face to Face). Another irresistible release. Even if it is a reworking/re-recording.
David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ got a little bit of stick from some critics but we think it’s a solid release. Give it a go.
The Voidz ‘Virtue’ is another record that’s been rubbing some reviewers up the wrong way. To us it seems like it’s becoming a crime these days to actually make music that tries to get out of a comfort zone. And this LP is actually a lot more listenable than I expected. Make your own minds up.
Jack White’s ‘Boarding House Reach’ is another apparently divisive record. But it’s Jack White so we suggest you check it out because it’s Jack White. Did we mention it’s Jack White?
What did we miss?