Album of the Week

Head here every week for your album recommendation – whether it be a brand new release or an old banger – it will kick your week off to an electric start.

15/10/3018: You Say I’m Too Much, I Say You’re Not Enough – Estrons

I'm in a good position. The first experience I've had listening to Estrons was their debut album. You'd like to think they are proud of the overall style and the tracks they have collated - and they should be, it ...
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01/10/2018: REDUXER – alt-J

In the brother album of the 2017 'RELAXER', alt-J recruit the likes of Pusha T, Goldlink and Little Simz to expand their repertoire into the world of Hip-Hop. There's always been strong Hip-Hop influences in alt-J's work but now they've ...
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24/09/2018: Black Honey – Black Honey

This debut opens with the single 'I only hurt the ones I love' - and the intro performs every duty an intro to a debut album should perform. It builds energy, it gives a sneak peak of the track in ...
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03/09/2018: A Better Life – Spring King

'A Better Life' is ripping at the seams with snare-heavy drum grooves, grungy guitars and an array of different vocal layers. Spring King are back with their follow up album to 'Tell Me If You Like To' bringing in heavier ...
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25/06/2018: Bad Contestant – Matt Maltese

Throwback to 16-year-old me, sat waiting nervously for my dad to take me to go play my first ever gig. It was a day festival in Reading, and having already forgotten to bring a kick pedal, I was already out ...
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01/05/2018: Cool Like You (Deluxe) – Blossoms

So Blossoms' time has come - the long anticipated second album. The time has to see if Blossoms' are a long-standing band or just a fluke summer hit. The record rips open with a soaring synth line which anyone would ...
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23/04/2018: Ex-Directory – Spector

This collection of tracks oozes out waves of nostalgia. I'm not sure how they've quite done it - the overall sound of a Spector track is so identifiable that even if you've never heard the track before it feels like ...
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16/04/18: isaac gracie – Isaac Gracie

23-year old, London born Isaac Gracie is breaking Wanda's Tracks records by being the first artist to appear on an Album of the Week for the second time. He is entirely worthy. I could sit here all day and attempt ...
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09/04/2018: On Hold – Fenne Lily

On the day that Wanda's Tracks' favourite, Bad Sounds, are Annie Mac's hottest record in the world, it is time for the long overdue Album of the Week. Having been absent for a few weeks we've missed some brand new ...
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19/03/2018: The Magic Gang (Deluxe) – The Magic Gang

There was only one possible album we could celebrate this week: romantic indie-pop gold The Magic Gang. If you've previously been a fan of The Magic Gang then you will already love and appreciate a chunk of songs from this ...
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05/03/2018: You Think You’re A Comic! – Gus Dapperton

As the recommended Spotify playlist so eloquently put it, this is best described as Bedroom Pop. Bedroom in the sense of a very bedroom producer vibe with a DIY ethos: you can imagine New York grown Gus Dapperton hunched over ...
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26/02/2018: Blood – Rhye

Get your candles lit. Your mood lights on. Lay down in bed and absorb. With Milosh now riding the Rhye train by himself, this new album delves into his stories and the descent of relationships. One relationship being former band ...
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19/02/2018: Dark Eyes – Half Moon Run

This week was a toss-up between brand spanking new Franz Ferdinand and this 6 years old masterpiece - but I just couldn't get this album out of my mind. Sorry Franz Ferdinand, maybe next time. The album commences with enchanting acoustic ...
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12/02/2018: Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life – The Wombats

Indie-rock royalty, The Wombats, released their 4th studio album last week - more sophisticated songs but still with an essence of cheekiness. Somehow it feels like the The Wombats have evolved in this album yet still able to maintain the ...
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05/02/2018: Someone Out There – Rae Morris

The second album of Blackpool's Rae Morris hit the sound waves last week. The pop songstress released an 11-track album leaving behind piano-driven pop and stepped into the realms of electronic music. If you throw in appealing synth melody lines, ...
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29/01/2018: Civil Disorder – Rat Boy

Rat Boy dropped a surprise release of 7 track project 'Civil Disorder' just 3 days ago. Its a different direction for Rat Boy, moving away from guitar driven Alt Rock/Punk to a collaboration of music genres. Opening track 'Teenage Tearaway' ...
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22/01/2018: Bcos U Will Never B Free – Rex Orange County

This debut home-grown mixtape dips your toe into what Surrey born Rex Orange County is all about. A collection of bedroom produced tracks with subtle hip hop vibes, soulful honest vocal patterns and tender electric accompaniment. The lyrics are so real ...
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15/01/2018: Girlhood – The Preatures

Following this week's blog post, and continuing the theme of front women being total rockstars, this week's album comes from the Sydney quartet 'The Preatures'. 'Girlhood', released in August 2017, certainly takes you through a rollercoaster of feelings. The title ...
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08/01/2018: Late Bloomer EP – Malia

There's no better way to start 2018 than by discovering this gem of an EP. Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Malia dropped this in late 2017 after a successful year of touring and alluring in her fan base with singles such ...
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12/12/2017: Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not – Arctic Monkeys

'So who's that girl there?' - A simple sentence that gets a generation of kids hysterically excited. The lads with their brothers in tow belting out the lyrics as if their lives depended on it to the groups of ladies ...
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04/12/2017: Bambino – Superfood

Its getting cold outside: cold fingers being pushed into coat pockets and the limited hours of daylight seamlessly turning into the dark evenings. As I was walking home in the dark I was longing for the long summer evenings to ...
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27/11/2017: Songs From My Bedroom – Isaac Gracie

So I know this is supposed to be an album of the week and I've already varied that with an EP last week, so why not vary it even more. This week is based on a song. Sorry. Isaac Gracie ...
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13/11/2017: Bloom EP – Lewis Capaldi

The first track 'Fade' introduces the intimate lyrics whilst simply being accompanied by a piano for the opening lines. This captivates the listener, and boy, doesn't that keep them entranced for the whole EP. Guess I'm such a fucking fool ...
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06/11/2017: Antisocialites – Alvvays

'Antisocialites' is about reflection in all different senses. A sense of warm nostalgia is mirrored between the reverberant chorus-laced guitar sounds throughout the album and the recollection of fondness of a relationship shown in the lyrics of 'Forget About Life' ...
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