If you too are falling victim to the existential existence sweeping the hearts of a nation, in which nothing is certain – not even if the sugar puff man is now using fake sugar to avoid the taxes, or if we’re all just puppets in an ever more sinister series of capitalist snapshots where Atwood is the one true God – then, well, at least you can now be sure of one thing. That these were the best nine albums released in September 2019. Give them a listen.
Artist: Gruff Rhys
Label: Rough Trade
What is it? The Super Furry Animals frontman’s first Welsh-language album, rendered through South African electronica and sunny psychedelics.
L&Q says: “luxuriously lounge-lizard parping brass augments the wistful melodicism of the title track, and ‘Taranau Mai’, all trombone drones, tabla and expressively jazzy trumpet flourishes, smoulders with psychedelic warmth.”
Read Sam Walton’s full review.