The D4: not as good as Status Quo.
Rufus Wainwright was one of the unexpected highlights of Latitude Festival in 2012, but I’ve never been able to get into any of his albums. Poses is probably the best of his I’ve heard.
Like Hey Zeus by Kids Near Water, I bought Stay What You Are during my emo phase. However, this is one I immediately took to and listened to on a fairly regular basis, probably because it’s so poppy and accessible and I’ve always been a sucker for a good melody.
It’s no secret that The National are one of my favourite bands, and I love almost everything they’ve released. Almost everything. I don’t love this.
I first heard I Am Kloot on a free Uncut CD that my mate’s dad lent me, and they’ve slowly become one of my favourite bands. That song was “To You”, which opens up Natural History and sets the tone nicely for an album that’s full of similarly scrappy earworms.
Following in the dark electronic footsteps of Depeche Mode and the Human League, Danse Macabre, as the title suggests, is a record made with the intention of getting you moving to songs of death and distress.