The month in LPs
Another April, another Easter. Another Earth Day with a bit more publicity; a Swedish 16-year old “climate warrior” has more brains than the lot of us and a cooler job title, too. Even Loyle Carner distracted us with the first sustainable vinyl release.
When we weren’t stuffing our faces with chocolate this month, these were the eleven albums we liked best. It turns out I reviewed a third of them, which makes this article kind of feel like bringing your own birthday cake to the office and asking your co-workers to put candles on it and sing to you.
Artist: Leafcutter John
Title: Yes! Come Parade With Us
Label: Border Community
What is it? Smatterings of pub chat built around a modular synth, from a fifth of Mercury-nominated experimental jazz band Polar Bear.
L&Q says: “Gone is the introspective, hermetically sealed soundworld mesmerised by its own abstract beauty, and in its place is music lodged inescapably in the real world, outward-looking and tangibly human.”