A lovely, pretty little thing from Reyna (and a timely reminder to re-watch ‘A Ghost Story’) hope you enjoy.
I first banged on about Nilufer Yanya back in 2017 when she released her 2nd EP Plant Feed. Last year she released her debut album ‘Miss Universe’ which I completely failed to pick for AOTM … and I am not sure why. In the past few weeks she’s release ‘Crash’ a massive new single and it’s prompted me to reintroduce her to you all.
She’s effortlessly cool. Ballsy. Writes a great tune and obviously surrounds herself with some talented friends.
What do you think?
This is the lead track from Miss Universe …
And here is Miss Universe, enjoy.
Listeners to the podcast version of us arguing will be familiar with the structure of each episode. The 1st section is us ‘reviewing’ an album that one of us has selected as Album of the Month. The 2nd section we all bring a single track as our chosen track to represent a theme. In the past we’ve had Lockdown Bangers, Chill Tracks, Afro-Centric and of course … Disco. On episode 5 (coming soon) we chose the simple theme of ‘new tracks’. Anything that we’ve loved from the past few months … that the others might not have heard or appreciated.
In order to select our tracks we all curated long lists that we whittled down to 4 that we could share on a longlist-playlist.
What did we miss? What do you think?
Monday morning stomp anyone?
Is this track lose to perfect, I vote yes!
This track is exceptional. One for brother Joseph!
I didn’t think that I’d see another Doves album. This is a bit of a gift. And what a gift. Ok, so it’s hardly going against the grain, but then if you’re good at doing something, what’s wrong with playing to that strength? Perhaps it isn’t all about experimentation for experimentation’s sake.
And while their early albums were superb, there’s something to love about gruff Jimi Goodwin. Plus, my god, the guitar playing on this album is AMAZING. The videos aren’t bad either. Guitars, remember them?
We don’t give enough props to Janelle Monae on here. We should. Her new single is pretty solid.
Still an absolute king.
There’s a new Roisín Murphy album out, we may have talked about it. Róisín Machine was out last week and while there’s been a good few tracks trailed (and we’ve been playing them ever since) there’s always a slew of incredible remixes around too, none finer than the mighty Soulwax. If it were my month, this would be my album of the month. But Sufjan is probably getting second fiddle with me anyway (sorry Sufjan). It’s gonna take a mighty musical event to upstage Ms Murphy ♥️