Here’s last Friday’s new releases ranked in order of quality, along with some review links and a sample Spotify playlist. Rock most definitely won out this week.
Elder Island – The Omnitone Collection
Atmospheric electro-pop with shades of Florence + The Machine.
International Teachers of Pop – International Teachers of Pop
Enjoyable 80s tinged pop-dance romp bringing back memories of the Human League.
LCD Soundsystem – Electric Lady Sessions
Some ‘live’ versions of old classics, some new tracks and new covers. Nice, but not astounding. Probably one for die-hard LCD Soundsystem fans.
Bob Mould – Sunshine Rock
A healthy dose of fired-up alt-rock from one of the scene’s veterans.
Mercury Rev – Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited
Couldn’t get to grips with this one. Occasionally pleasant but mostly dull.
Jessica Pratt – Quiet Signs
Pleasant enough solo singer-songwriter material, but nothing to make it stand out in a crowded field.
Cosey Fanni Tutti – Tutti
A promising start that drifts off into dirge-like squeaks and all round dull randomness.