The month that brought us a photo of some politicians eating a "cheeky Nandos"
All the insects are dying and it’s the end of the world but there was an hour last Tuesday when I could wear a t-shirt. The crap months are almost behind us. The tropical sun storm is coming. The end of Brexit is almost in sight (good one). It won’t be long until conversation starters will have to possess an uncomfortably new creative flair. Not like the good old days. But the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it nature of February hasn’t stopped an unusual number of good albums to be thrown up to the surface. Especially if your name begins with the letter ‘J’. That’s really all we look for in these lists. Here are seven of our favourites.
Artist: Jessica Pratt
Title: Quiet Signs
Label: City Slang
What is it? An explicitly winter-sounding album that’s been released into a February heatwave. Enough to give even the cosiest of knitwear wearers shivers that will stick around all year.
L&Q says: “A record with such quiet power that you expect the world to fall silent as it plays. Getting to know it is like becoming an addict and seeking therapy at the same time.”