Whether you're in the market for some gothic jazz or cosmic country we've got you covered
The leagues of apocalyptically-themed albums are thankfully thinning out – only one of this month’s best is sticking with that, and that’s from Protomartyr, which is hardly a change in style. Now you don’t have any football to watch for a few weeks – it temporarily distracted us from that huge, ongoing live music-shaped hole – here are the albums we recommend to fill the entertainment void. You can even line them all up, pick your favourite and make it a trophy, if you like.
Artist: Shirley Collins
Title: Heart’s Ease
What is it? The second album in four years from one of the greatest English folk singers, regaining her confidence having not recorded an album for 38 years.
L&Q says: “Now that her status is secured, one could forgive a victory lap or even retreat into comfort, but Heart’s Ease is neither of those things; indeed, it goes some way further towards entrenching her unique position in British culture.”
Read Fergal Kinney’s full review here.