Is it spring, yet?
We’ve been spoilt with an extra day this month, a lot of good weather (what storm are we on now?) and some suitably cinematic Winter-is-ending jams to celebrate. Here are 10 of the best albums from a predominantly upbeat February 2020 that you can play loud enough to drown out the stranger on the London Underground who’s been coughing on your face for the last 20 minutes. It’ll be spring soon, right?
Label: City Slang
What is it? Dan Snaith’s tenth album – his fifth as Caribou – is his most creatively surprising of an omnipotent 20 year career.
L&Q says: “It’s bait and switch, Three-card Monte, Snaith as Danny Ocean: one step, two beats and 900 thoughts ahead of you. Songs drop out and morph into something else entirely just as they’re hitting their stride, pitched vocals drift over stretched pianos, punchy boom-bap beats punctuate flamenco guitar with Snaith’s high, milky vocal a fluctuating feature on every track.”
Read Reef Younis’s review here.