Summer holidays for a few of us… but the blog is never on leaves! I was expecting a lazy month in terms of new releases but this not was so so let’s go for our July review.
Album of the month: This Is The Kit – “Moonshine Freeze” – Pop Rock – One of the most expected releases as far as this blog is concerned following the great gig I attended at End of The Road festival in 2015. Not a disappointment to say the least as you will not find a more moving and beautiful record this year. This Is The Kit is the brainchild of Kate Stable, an English woman expatriated in Paris. As with all great records, the best thing is to listen to it and you will understand from the first track onwards.
- Runner-up: Nine Inch Nails – “Add Violence” – Ok, I must admit I am slightly cheating here as this is a (long) 5-track EP and not an album… but what a record. Everything this blog adores about Trent Reznor and his band: power, melodies and amazing sound ideas. By the way, the band recently appeared in the new Twin Peaks series 3 in the episode 8, probably the most surreal episode of all series ever.
- Also recommended:
- Broken Social Scene – “Hug of Thunder” – Canadian collective pop rock
- Toro Y Moi – “Boo Boo” – One man dance machine
- Lana Del Rey – “Lust for Life” – Lynchian girlie songs; her best album so far
- Arcade Fire – “Everything Now” – Euphoric dance pop. Not their best album but a few really great tracks
- Benjamin Gibbard – “Bandwagonesque” – Pop Rock – Death Cab For Cutie’s singer covers Teenage Fanclub best album: a fan’s dream come true
- Lest we forget: album of the previous month – Ride – “Weather Diaries”