Here's half a dozen
Here we are then. Since January each month we’ve conjured up some pithy words along with a bunch of recommendations about the albums we’ve been enjoying. Who knows, if you’re a regular, maybe it’s turned you onto something interesting? Hopefully. All of our monthly round-ups are available to revisit.
Just finally, we don’t do a similar post in December because frankly unless you’re Michael Ball, N.E.R.D or Robbie Williams no-one really puts anything out in the final month of the year.
And if you’re thinking ‘this is a monthly round-up when all this past fortnight I’ve been reading everyone’s best of the year lists’ we will be doing one of those, too. Hang tight. It’ll be out soon.
Artist: James Holden & The Animal Spirits
Title: The Animal Spirits
Label: Border Community
What is it? A third album from the trailblazing experimental musician – recorded with a newly expanded band it goes way beyond some kind of knockabout jam session.
L&Q says: “This is 50 minutes of undeniably chopsy playing, but it’s the emotive range of Holden’s compositions that lend the album its lasting appeal.”
Read Sam Walton’s full review