Good afternoon altrocklifers! After taking a month out to focus on job hunting, I’m back with another blog update. Last month I celebrated my 22nd birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to go and spend lots of money in Lush and HMV? I decided against detailing all of the products I bought in Lush, as they were almost all items I’ve spoken about on this blog before, so instead I decided to go over all of the music I bought, and how I’m enjoying listening to the albums so far.
Young Guns – Ones and Zeros
I reviewed this record back when it was released in 2015, and I wasn’t massively excited about it back then. I think I was comparing it to their previous record, Bones, too much, which meant I wasn’t able to appreciate Ones And Zeros for what it is. I’ve listened to this album in my car a few times, and I’ve really enjoyed driving along to it – it’s a solid record in its own right, and I’d recommend anybody who wasn’t sure about this album back in 2015 to give it another go.
The Amazons – The Amazons
I couldn’t resist picking up The Amazons’ debut album: over the past few months their tracks Black Magic and Junk Food Forever have had regular appearances in my Spotify daily mix, as well as getting a decent amount of airplay on BBC Radio 1. This record is a really solid debut album, and I’ve really enjoyed listening to it.
Lorde – Melodrama
Anyone who knows me knows that I am basically in love with Lorde. She’s got a beautiful voice, creates great electronic music, and comes across as a total babe in interviews. I knew during my first listen of Green Light that Melodrama was going to be an incredible album, and I was right!
Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?
I loved this album when I reviewed it in June, so I absolutely had to buy a hard copy so I could listen to it on my daily commute. Hook, Line & Sinker has become one of my favourite tracks of the year so far.
Imagine Dragons – Evolve
Imagine Dragons are like a gift that keeps on giving. It’s been just over two years since they released their second full-length album Smoke + Mirrors, so for the band to put out another record so soon is no mean feat. This album probably has the most electronic influences of their entire discography, but it’s still a solid album, and I really enjoyed my first listen. I’m looking forward to hearing more of it over the coming weeks.
The Pretty Reckless – Who You Selling For
I also enjoyed this album when I reviewed it last year, so I was excited to buy a physical copy and stick it in my car.
Lower Than Atlantis – Safe In Sound
I wasn’t completely enamoured when this record was released earlier this year, but much like The Amazons, I’ve heard a number of tracks from this album on my Spotify daily mix, and slowly but surely Safe In Sound has grown on me.