Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 25/04/20

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Album of the Week – 25/04/20

First off, Other Lives have a right to feel seriously aggrieved! On a week they released a serious good album, they were pipped at the post by Mr. Camplight! It was hard to ignore ‘Shortly After Takeoff’ mostly due to the wonderful lyrics talking about Judge Judy, Buckfast and a world in-between!

“This afternoon I thought about Buckfast and space
And danced around my kitchen singing Ace of Base”

I Only Drink When I’m Drunk – B.C. Camplight

Other albums worth checking out include Empty Country, Ben Bostick, Hazel English and more besides…

Album of the Week – BC Camplight – Shortly After Takeoff

“This is an examination of madness and loss,” says Brian Christinzio, the inimitable force behind BC Camplight. “I hope it starts a long overdue conversation.”Fired by his ongoing battle with mental illness, Shortly After Takeoffis the final, and finest, chapter of what Christinzio calls his “Manchester Trilogy”, following 2015’s “How To Die In The North”and 2018’s “Deportation Blues”. All three albums were created after the native Philadelphian had moved to Manchester. Like Deportation Blues, Shortly After Takeoff spans singer-songwriter classicism, gnarly synth-pop and ‘50s rock’n’roll, with Christinzio’s similarly distinctive, flexible vocal carrying a fearless approach to lyrical introspection, but the new album is a major leap forward in songwriting sophistication and lyrical communication. “It’s important to stress that this isn’t a redemption story,” he says. “I’ma guy who maybe lives a little hard andI’min the thick of some heavy stuff. But as a result, I thinkI’ve made my best record.”

Other Albums of Note –

— Ben Bostick – Among the Faceless Crowd

— Elephant Tree – Habits

— Empty Country (Joe D’Agostino of Cymbals Eat Guitars) – Empty Country

— Hazel English – Wake Up!

— Other Lives – For Their Love

Other Albums this Week –

— 999 – Bish! Bash! Bosh!

— Acherontas – Psychic Death – The Shattering Of Perceptions

— Alaina Castillo – the voicenotes EP

— Alexia Bomtempo – Suspiro

— Alice Bag – Sister Dynamite

— altopalo – farawayfromeveryoneyouknow

— Amanda Jones – Twenties – Original Television Series Soundtrack

— Ancient Whales – Vestiges of Tails Appear in All of Us

— Andy Frasco – Keep On Keepin On

— Angel-Ho – Woman Call

— Armin van Buuren – A State of Trance 2020

— Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Just Coolin’

— AWOLNATION – Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders

— Axel Rudi – Sign of the Times

— Babylonfall – Collapse

— Bad History Month – Old Blues

— BARISHI – Old Smoke

— BC Camplight – Shortly After Takeoff

— Beach Comber – Parting Cuts

— Bec Plexus – Sticklip

Ben Bostick – Among the Faceless Crowd

— Ben Holmes – Naked Lore

— Between Kings – Young Love EP

— Black Devil – Lucifer is a Flower

— The Black Legacy – Black Flower

— Black Metal Enigma (0) – SkamHan

— Blonder – Crystal Ball EP

— Bonelang – SAINTMAKER

— Brendan Benson – Dear Life

— Bush – Live in Tampa

— Cassowary – Cassowary

— Chapell – Cinco

— Chloe Moriondo – Spirit Orb EP

— Cirith Ungol – Forever Black

— City Mouth – Coping Machine

— Coriky (feat. Ian MacKaye) – Coriky

— Couvo – When This All Ends

— Damaged Bug (Thee Oh Sees’ John Dwyer) – Bug on Yonkers

— Damily – Early Years : Madagascar Cassette

— Dance Gavin Dance – Afterburner

— Dark Forest – Oak, Ash & Thorn

— Daznig – Danzig Sings Elvis

— Dätch Mandala – Hara

— Def Leppard – London to Vegas

— Demise of the Crown – Life in the City

— Depeche Mode – Violator | The 12″ Singles

— Destroyed in Seconds – Divide and Devour

— Diners – Leisure World

— The Dodies – It’s One Hell of a Ride

— Doug “Cosmo” Clifford (of Creedence Clearwater Revival) – Magic Window

— Elder – Omens

Elephant Tree – Habits

— Elis Noa – What do you desire?

— Elrichman – Heaven’s Mayor

— Empty Country (Joe D’Agostino of Cymbals Eat Guitars) – Empty Country

— Eric Bellinger – Optimal Music

— FANGE – Pudeur

— Gaffa Ghandi – Artificial Disgust

— Golden Light – Sacred Colour of the Source of Light

— GRID – Decomposing Force

— Harkin – Harkin

— Hazel English – Wake Up!

— Heavy Harvest – Iron Lung

— Helfró – Helfró

— Hello Halo – Maybe This Can’t Wait

— The Homeless Gospel Choir – This Land Is Your Landfill

— I Am Destruction – Nascency

— Ian Chang (of Son Lux) – 属 Belonging

— Imperial Savagery – Lashing the Feral Swine

— Indigo Girls – Look Long

— Ivan Ave – Double Goodbyes

— Jack Curley – Tomorrow EP

— Jackboy – Jackboy

— Jennifer Touch – Behind the Wall

— Jaga Jazzist – Pyramid

— JG Thirlwell and Simon Steensland – Oscillospira

— John Carroll Kirby – My Garden

— Johnny Cash – The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991

— Johnny Payne – King of Cups

— Junk Drawer – Ready For the House

— Kailee Morgue – Here In Your Bedroom EP

— Kali Uchis – To Feel Alive EP

— Karloff – Raw Nights

— Katatonia – City Burials

— King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Chunky Sharpnel (Digital Release)

— KOJ – Home

— Koki Nakano – Pre-Choreographed

— Kūkahi and the Love Machine – PURE

— LA Priest – Gene

— Laveda – What Happens After

— Leifur James – Angel in Disguise

— Lennon Stella – Three. Two. One.

— Lightning Bug – October Song (Reissue)

— Lil Gotit – Hood Baby 2

— Loote – heart eyes EP

— The Lowest Pair – The Perfect Plan

— The Love Coffin – Second Skin

— Lovebites – Electric Pentagram

— Lucinda Williams – Good Souls Better Angels

— Lord Fowl – Glorious Babylon

— Lorenzo Senni – Sacco Matto

— Luke De-Sciscio – Eucharist

— Luka Kuplowsky – Judee Justin Arthur Mary EP

— LULLANAS – Before Everything Got Real

— Lux Lyall – VAMP

— Magnus – Detachment

— Mantric – False Negative

— Marker Starling – High January

— Marlin’s Dreaming – Quotidian

— Marrowfields – Metamorphoses

— Mavica – Send Me to the Water EP

— Max Bloom (of Yuck) – Perfume

— Michael Abdow – Heart Signal

— Michael David (of Classixx) – Melona EP

— Million Lands (feat. Kid Millions and Ben Lanz) – The Ochre World

— Minais B – Quiet Bloom

— Mobb Deep – The Infamous – 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition

— Mohamed Assani – Wayfinder

— MTBT – Shadows & Dust

— Nathan Vincent – Cedar and Pine EP

— Negative Thought Process – Hell Is… Much Better Than This

— Nova One – lovable

— On Sight – Cause of Pain

— Onyx Collective – Manhattan Special: Onyx Collective Plays Rodgers & Hart / Rodgers & Hammerstein

— Other Lives – For Their Love

— OTR – Lost At Midnight

— Pam Tillis – Looking For a Feeling

— Parisalexa – 2 Real

— Per Störby Jutbring – The Thief Bunny Society

— Philipp Rumsch Ensemble – µ: of anxiety x discernment

— Picturesque – Do You Feel O.K.?

— Pink Skies – Spectra

— Pole – 1 2 3 (Box Set)

— Quelle Chris and Chris Keys – Innocent Country 2

— Red Snapper – Binary

— REMI – FRIED

— Rhian Sheehan – Recollections, Vol. 1

— Rhys Lewis – Things I Chose to Remember

— Ricewine – Lovesick

— Road Warrior – Mach II

— Robby Krieger (of The Doors) – The Ritual Begins at Sundown

— Robot Koch – The Next Billion Years

— Roger Street Friedman – Rise

— Rone – Room With a View

— Rose McGowan – Planet 9

— RVG – Feral

— Sacred Sin – Born Suffer Die

— Sailing Stones – Polymnia

— Samora Pinderhughes – Black Spring EP

— Sandstorm – Time to Strike

— Saved By Friday – Three EP

— Sinistral King – Serpent Uncoiling

— Siv Jakobsen – A Temporary Soothing

— Skyzoo & Dumbo Station – The Bluest Note

— Slave Revolt – Journey to the Other Side

— SOLDATI – Doom Nacional

— Sölicitör – Spectral Devastation

— Sonny – Union: Integration Of The Shadow

— Sophie Tassignon – Mysteries Unfold

— Stefan T. – Night Shift

— Stef Fi – Girlhood EP

— Swallow the Rat – Leaving Room

— Sweet Crude – Officiel//Artificiel

— Talking Book – Talking Book II

— TH/S /S SH/T – ///

— Thin Lear – Wooden Cave

— Tilman Robinson – Culturecide

— Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes – What Kinda Music

— Total Fucking Destruction – …to be alive at the end of the world

— Traveler – Termination Shock

— Trivium – What the Dead Men Say

— Trouble – Thug Luv

— Two Face Sinner – Spiritual Nemesis

— twst – TWST0001 EP

— TyFontaine – 1800

— Ulcerate – Stare Into Death and Be Still

— Unmerciful – Wrath Encompassed

— Unified Highway – Headlines

— The Used – Heartwork

— VAR – The Never-Ending Year

— Victoria K – Essentia

— Victoria Reed – Aquamadre

— Voices of Ruin – Path to Immortality

— Warbringer – Weapons of Tomorrow

— Wares – Survival

— Werewolves – The Dead Are Screaming

— Whim – Abuzz in the Abyss

— White Nights – Into the Lap of the Ancient Mother EP

— Whitney Rose – We Still Go to Rodeos

— Witchskull – A Driftwood Cross

— The Wizar’d – Subterranean Exile

— Wu-Tang Clan – Lullaby Renditions of Wu-Tang Clan

— YoungBoy Never Broke Again – 38 Baby 2

— Zeroh – Blqlyte

— Zsela – Ache of Victory

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