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South Albums Of The Year 2015

2015, like every other year if you care to dig a little, has been a great year for new music.  We've been lucky enough to put a load of great shows at the shop for free - starting the year with The Bohicas, followed by East India Youth, The Scarletts, Asylums, Fraser A. Gorman, John Doran (The Quietus), Martin Newell (The Cleaners From Venus), Muertos, Ultimate Painting, Velvet Morning, Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), Baio (Vampire Weekend), with Howard Eynon playing on Saturday and a few great ones lined up for next year already. Album of the year lists can always be contentious (one mans ceiling is another mans floor, and all that), so to be clear, this is not...

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September Album Releases

Loads of big releases this month, from Kurt Vile, Lou Barlow, PiL, The Libertines, Richard Hawley, Baio, New Order, The Dead Weather, etc etc.  All available to pre-order on the site, with 10% off all of them when you enter the 'PREORDER' code at checkout 4th September Lou Barlow – Brace The Wave The Beta Band – Champion Versions EP The Beta Band – The Patty Patty Sound EP The Beta Band – Los Amigos Del Beta Banditos EP Blank Realm – Illegals In Heaven Jay Dee – Deelicious Vinyl Years Fidlar – Too Helena Hauff – Discreet Desires Public Image Ltd – What The World Needs Now Gil Scott-Heron – Small Talk At 125th & Lenox (reissue)  11th September...

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Albums of 2015 (so far)

We're half-way through 2015, so here's our albums of the year so far (in no particular order).  We haven't included any reissues in this list, we'll probably do a reissues list at the end of the year.   Feel free to leave a comment letting us know yours Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear (BUY) East India Youth - Culture of Volume (BUY) Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly (BUY) Kamasi Washington - The Epic (BUY) Jib Kidder - Teaspoon To The Ocean (BUY) Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit & Think, Sometimes I Just Sit (BUY) Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass (BUY) Tobias Jesso Jr - Goon (BUY) Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah - Stone Sour (BUY) Young...

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Albums of 2014

When it comes to opinions and tastes, lists are pretty stupid, one mans ceiling is another's floor and all that.  But in music, despite being the opposite of what (I'd hope) most people make music for, lists get churned out on a daily basis ("10 Best Hats Worn By Left Handed People In Bands" etc).  Everybody can get overwhelmed by all the new stuff that's out there, so with unerring uniformity record shops (and magazines, blogs, gobby people etc) will always do an end of year list.  Some would list their best sellers of the year, most however pick the records they genuinely like, think are brilliant and deserving of your time, that's what this list is.   These records aren't "the best",...

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