June 2018 - what a ripper
As the Great British weather once again demonstrates that when it isn’t snowing or raining too heavily to do anything, it instead gets far too hot to do anything, we come to the mid-point of this year of music. June 2018 may not have scored quite as high as last month for overall 9/10s, but our ears were treated to astounding releases from the future heroes of UK pop (Virginia Wing, Let’s Eat Grandma, SOPHIE), as well as the same stateside (serpentwithfeet, Natalie Prass), and more than a few great releases from seasoned veterans (Gruff Rhys, Father John Misty). Keep ’em comin’ 2018.
Artist: Father John Misty
Title: God’s Favourite Customer
Label: Bella Union
What is it? This is the reckoning of Joshua Tillman, everyone’s favourite arsehole.
L&Q says: “The most telling moment of the album comes on ‘The Palace’; the closest Tillman gets to breaking character. The humour of lyrics like, ‘I must have been in the poem zone’ gives way to crushing realisation – ‘I’m in over my head’.”
Read Mike Vinti’s full review