Stick these in your earholes
This is the moment now. The cut off point where most real albums stop getting released for the rest of the year, instead to be replaced by deluxe editions, another Take That Best Of or big band covers album by the likes of Jason Fucking Manford.
So let’s just be grateful for October shall we? There was the obvious stuff, course, you’ve probably already made up your mind about whether the St. Vincent album was/wasn’t better than Kelela’s and had a good laugh at some of the lyrics on Liam Gallagher’s debut solo album ‘As You Were’.
We’ve done the same, but also been enjoying this lot:
Artist: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile
Title: Lotta Sea Lice
What is it? Two alt-rock titans make a hellova combination – and also make some journalists feel very smug by making jokes like “no, not that Kurt ‘n’ Courtney.”
L&Q says: “Even over simple harmonies and finger-picked guitars there’s a richness to the songs, and for all the organic, candid, just-jammin’ vibes, it’s meticulously arranged.”
Read Derek Robertson’s full review