We’ve got so many new titles in out top-tens this week! The big one this cycle is Low, number one in CD and vinyl, with their amazing fresh sounding new full-length, Double Negative. It’s great to hear these long time favorites playing with new sounds and ideas this deep into a career, especially when we’d all forgive them for rehashing the tried and true. They’ve made a record that suits the times. This glowing review from the Guardian should set your expectations appropriately.
Deeper in our vinyl top-ten we’ve got a radical new compilation of 60s girl-group rarities from the Numero Group reissue label. Always well selected and full of high-quality sounds that’d never be heard by most, this Numero package is no exception. Deep cuts from impossibly rare 45s focused in on vintage teenage heartbreak, highly recommended.
Some other note worthy releases from last week are in here too. Aphex Twin is making new music again! Knife Knights is the collaborative one-off from the major local talents of Erik Blood and Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces. Thrice are back with their tenth album. And Pig Destroyer sneak into our CD top-ten with their latest blast of grinding metal! So many veteran musicians in our charts right now, are we getting old?