Well, things aren't normal are they?
This is probably our biggest albums of the month list to date. But given we now live in a lockdown state and you’ve got nothing else to do for the foreseeable future, you may as well chuck these on and start revising some good conversation points for when we’re all eventually free to roam again. So, here are the 15 best albums from the weird month of March to do your daily exercise to, or to play quietly in the background of your next Zoom call. “What’s that playing quietly in the background of this Zoom call?” they’ll say. “Funny you should ask.”
Artist: Riz Ahmed
Title: The Long Goodbye
Label: Mongrel Records
What is it? His first album under his own name, giving a voice to the under-represented British Asian community with a cultural mélange of hip hop, bhangra, sufi and jungle.
L&Q says: “Ahmed and producer Redinho craft a three-dimensional model of the reality of the BAME experience in 2020, allowing emotional truth to be their guiding light, no matter the unhealed wounds it may expose along the way.”
Read Max Pilley’s full review here.