Friday, 15 December 2017

***post modern best 30 favourite albums 2017***


***here's our top 30 albums list for 2017...
click on the album cover to watch a music video or/and listen to a single, released from the lp***

Airiel [USA/Chicago] - Molten Young Lovers

*swirling guitars, lifeblood soaked vocals, what a shoegaze album!!!

Label: Shelflife Records
Genre: Noisepop, Shoegaze


neon waltz

Neon Waltz [Scotland/ John O' Groats] - Strange Hymns  

*gorgeous debut album from britains most northerly indie band, psychedelic melodic britpop at its best!

Label: Ignition Records
Genre: Indierock, Britpop, Psychedlia



RIDE [England/Oxford] - Weather Diaries 

*comeback album from oxford indie/shoegaze heroes ride, their first in 21 years. 
'weather diaries' was definitely worth the the wait!  
great classic songwriting, beautiful harmonies combined with some modern elements from long-term experience producer erol alkan.

Label: Wichita Recordings
Genre: Indierock, Shoegaze 



The Charlatans [England/Manchester] - Different Days  

*classic charlies album, they never disappoint! 
the album is full of guests...former the verve drummer pete salisbury, new order's stephen morris, a certain ratio's donald johnson, paul weller, johnny marr...

Label: BMG 
Genre: Indierock, Britpop


pigeon detectives

The Pigeon Detectives [England/Leeds] ‎– Broken Glances 

*a true surprise! the 5th studio album from leeds indierock band the pigeon detectives sounds more mature, shimmering and reflective than their previous releases...

Label: Dance to the Radio
Genre: Indierock, Britpop 


little cub

Little Cub [England/London] - Still Life  

*fine debut album from this london electropop trio! 
poetic lyrics combined with traditions of progressive british pop...

Label: Domino
Genre: Electropop 


pale seas

Pale Seas [England/Southampton] - Stargazing For Beginners  

*long-awaited debut full- length, melancholic britpop masterpiece with subliminal 60s folk-vibes.

Label: Abbey Records 
Genre: Indierock, Dreampop, Folk 



Slowdive [England/London] - Slowdive  

*british shoegaze icon's comeback record (their first in 22 years). beautiful spooky melodies, trance-like dream pop qualities...

Label: Dead Oceans
Genre: Shoegaze, Dreampop 


shed seven

Shed Seven [England/York] - Instant Pleasures 

*another comeback album, and what a phenomenon
york's finest britpop band sound better than ever

Label: Infectious Music
Genre: Britpop



Trampolene [Wales/Cardiff] - From Swansea To Hornsey  

*another long awaited debut! energetic in-your-face indierock , liam gallagher support...they should be huge!

Label: Mi7 Records
Genre: Indierock



Splashh [England/London] - Waiting A Lifetime  

*great 2nd album from aussie via london indierock band splashh...sludgy grunge guitars and fuzzy vocals dripping with reverb...

Label: Cinematic Music Group
Genre: Indierock, Fuzzpop


hundreths - rare

Hundredth [USA/Myrtle Beach] - Rare  

*a change of direction - hardcore band goes shoegazy/postpunk...hundreth's new album kicks-ass!.

Label: Hopeless Records
Genre: Shoegaze, Noisepop, Wave 



Red Love [USA/Los Angeles] - Red Love  

*matt tong (ex-bloc party drummer ) and producer alex newport (death cab for cutie/at the drive-in) teamed up for a mesmerizing befogged psychedelic shoegaze album...

Label: Bandcamp
Genre: Indierock, Noisepop, Postrock 


drab maj

Drab Majesty [USA/Los Angeles] - The Demonstration  

*hypnotizing ethereal post-punk melodies and dreamy vocals.
drab majesty's second album is full of '80s gothy atmosphere.

Label: Dais Records
Genre: New Wave, Post-Punk, Ethereal


cigarettes after

Cigarettes After Sex [USA/El Paso] - Cigarettes After Sex  

*sensual vocals, heartache, romanticism...cigarettes after sex' dreamy slowcore enthrall you from the very first moment.

Label: Partisan Records
Genre: Dreampop, Slowcore 


star tropics

Star Tropics [USA/Chicago] - Lost World  

*dreamy jangle pop with lovelorn boy/girl melodies.
chicago's star tropics debut album reminiscent of sarah records stuff - the pure joy! 

Label: Shelflife
Genre: Indiepop, Dreampop, Twee 


saint etinne

Saint Etienne [England/London] - Home Counties  

*ninth studio album from legendary english indie dance trio saint etienne, a concept album about the collection of counties that circle london...and as always - a whole range of glistening electronic pop gems!

Label: Heavenly
Genre: Indiepop, Electronica 



The Horrors [England/London] - V  

*hypnotizing industrial 80s atmospheric 5th studio album from uk  psychedelic lads the horrors.

Label: Caroline Distribution
Genre: Indierock, Electronica, Psychedlia 



Echobelly [England/London] - Anarchy And Alchemy  

*90s britpop/new wave of new wave band echobelly return with their first new album in 13 years. 
'anarchy and alchemy' is a noteworthy and tasteful comeback with a fine sense for melodies.

Label: Fauve Records
Genre: Indierock, Britpop 



Desperate Journalist [England/London] - Grow Up  

*impressive second full-length release for the british indierock/post-punk band around charismatic singer jo bevan. 
both gentle and savage songwriting, perfectly formed pop songs.

Label: Fierce Panda Records
Genre: Indierock, Post-Punk 



Easy [Sweden/Stockholm] - A Heartbeat From Eternity  

*how many comebacks is that now??? here's another one! 
90s swedish indie band easy return with a fresh album full of great british inspired pop melodies...

Label: A Turntable Friend Records
Genre: Indierock, Sweden-Pop 



Liam Gallagher [England/Manchester] - As You Were  

*solid debut from oasis frontman liam...mixing rock 'n' roll tunes with beautiful ballads, the album is easily confused with an oasis album - and it would definitely rank as one of the better ones...

Label: Warner Bros. Records
Genre: Indierock, Britpop 



INHEAVEN [England/London] - INHEAVEN  

*noisy anthemic indierock debut album from this south london four-piece, lot influenced by 90s college rock/grunge...

Label: Cult Records
Genre: Indierock 



Black Grape  [England/Manchester] - Pop Voodoo  

*comebacks for the nth time ;-) 
black grape formed from the ashes of madchester heroes happy mondays.
'pop voodoo' is the band's first new material in 20 years and definitely a enjoyable trip of boppy indie funk.

Label: Universal Music
Genre: Funk, Rock, Madchester 


burnuin hearrts

Burning Hearts [Finland/Helsinki] - Battlefields

*beautifiul 3rd album with heartwarming melodies of finnish dreamy indie pop band burning hearts.

Label: Solina Records
Genre: Indiepop 



Pete Fij / Terry Bicker [England/Brighton] - We Are Millionaires 

*creation records couple pete fij (adorable/polak) and terry bicker (house of love/levitation) join up for their second album 'we are millionaires'.
mojo magazine described it as 'minor key, acoustic introspection done so beautifully it’s as if they’re singing to one another in the dustlight of a pub back room'.  
there is nothing more to say about that!

Label: Broadcast Recordings
Genre: Acoustic/Alt-Rock


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Alvvays [Canada/Toronto] - Antisocialites  

*2nd jangly twee pop album from toronto's alvvays. 
'antisocialites' is full of catchy and glorious melodies and vocals to fall in love with...

Label: Polyvinyl Record
Genre: Indiepop, Dreampop, Twee 



Austra [Canada/Toronto] - Future Politics  

*third full-length release for the canadian electropop band austra.
thematically they create a better system for the future, musically captivating anthems for both dancefloor and living room.

Label: Domino
Genre: Electropop 



The Jesus And Mary Chain [Scotland/East Kilbride] - Damage And Joy  

*comeback comeback comeback...'damage and joy' is the seventh studio album by scottish noisepop-/rock veterans the jesus and mary chain, their first album in 19 years and a solid return!

Label: Artificial Plastic Records
Genre: Indierock 



Morrissey [England/Manchester] - Low In High School  

*while the smiths frontman morrissey's new album is musically sort in electropop and glam with some pretty melancholic melodies, he lyrical processing the current political world situation in his very own controversy style...

Label: BMG
Genre: Indierock , Britpop

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