February Albums Worth A Listen

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Disclaimer I want to start this saying that I’m not going to talk about the albums released yesterday, I haven’t the chance yet to listen most of them, but hopefully next month will be their time.

Well February is almost gone and I knwo some of you haven’t the time to listen to some new albums, time is a precious thing so I’m going to give you 10 Albums that I really enjoy this month.

10 HUMANIST Humanist UK Genre Alternative Rock/Indie Rock Release Date February 07 Debut Album Since release date (January 13) for the lead single Shock Collar feat Depech Mode Dave Gahan I knew this was going to be good… but maybe not as good as really is, also featuring a lot of great artist such Mark Lanegan (QOTSA), Carl Hancock Rux, Mark Gardener (Ride) John Robb (The Membranes) and more, so many highlights in this work but along side with the lead single Truly Too Late and How’re You Holding Up are some of the best tracks in a really solid album. https://open.spotify.com/album/15dIWwk7hU5jJZxkY3xSs7?si=68ntMOHaQAG52I-I6GyOTw

09 Lanterns on the Lake Spook The Herd UK Genre Alternative / Indie Rock Release Date February 21 Every Atom was released as lead single last year November 06 and I love it right away (ends in my Playlist TOP100 Tracks Songs 2019) it was natural that I was expecting badly this album and I really enjoy it, only 9 tracks but solid as a rock, 40 minutos of pleasure waiting for you. https://open.spotify.com/album/3Bcb9Vla2T2otMCPmFk86s?si=lgGIHlecSxaXJmfvF1lIEw

08 Polaris The Death Of Me Australia Genre Metal / Metal Core Release Date February 21 2020 Even if you don’t enjoy this genre I advice you to listen the lyrics of this album if I have to use only one word to discribe this work it would be INTENSE!!! Fantastic guitar riffs, amaizing the number of streams this album already has hard to pick one track but once again if you’re not into this genre I advice to listen Martyr (Waves) (added to Playlist Missing You….) https://open.spotify.com/album/415LpbInk4LGm9q9ILX1s1?si=XSMLldyqSGiEL2yw2bkcLA

07 Emika Klavirni Temna UK Genre Neo Classical Release Date February 14 2020 First single that I listen to this album was Dilo 24 released February 07 and added to Playlist #TrackOfTheDay a couple of days later, in contrast with Polaris album this one is extremely easy listening, soft piano soundscapes, full of graceful melodies, sometimes a little melancholic but all of them higly beutiful, an album that is a really a enjoyable. https://open.spotify.com/album/1WBCY0xYLQojOTQv30VVBD?si=GZn6Wi9sQjC17ckEJcLkVw

06 Canshaker Pi Okay Decay Amsterdam Genre Aleternative / Indie Release Date January 31 I love this band since their previous album Naughty Naughty Violence that barly made my Top 100 Albums 2018 (was the number 100 in fact), but this album is certainly their best work yet, Nest was the lead single released back in November 22 a track that sounds really different from their previous work, more mature in general 11 tracks 44 minutes of good stuff. https://open.spotify.com/album/0s7vs5mfEydF1SyDQYzyE7?si=PeFrjk_bQB24-6xGg5Ymiw

05 Vula Viel What’s Not Enough About That? UK Genre Alernative / World / Jazz Release Date February 07 2020 This was what I wrote about them back in February 08 ” The Track Of The DayMore is More the last track part of the new album What’s Not Enough About That? Released yesterday by Vula Viel an alternative band that plays kind of jazz sometimes or world music if you prefer.  A great opportunity to listen something unique or at least really different, I hope you enjoy the track but my advice is to listen the whole will be time well invested. https://open.spotify.com/album/0s7vs5mfEydF1SyDQYzyE7?si=Ocae96DESt6UAzAZoGnvaQ

04 Yuri Gagarin The Outskirts of Reality Sweden Genre Heavy Space Rock / Stoner Rock Release Date January 31 Only 5 tracks album but 44 minutes full of epic riffs you can’t ask for more is simply a thing of beauty if you enjoy this genre this is an essential album that you need to listen. Maybe best track QSO https://open.spotify.com/album/77Q60woQ1bumlfK9Tr7j1t?si=3b5ad40QQTCDT-XWtl8wTA

03 Kungens Man Trappmusik Sweden Genre Kraut Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Space Rock Release Date February 10 I love to find out this one, is an awesome double album only 7 tracks but 78 minutes of magnificent music sometimes is like a jazz album (Senvagen) sometimes more psychedelic (Trappmusik) an introspective and calm work that you can enjoy while you´re working. https://open.spotify.com/album/4NxIiVY2oqkA6pYcRO8l9A?si=AC6WuY83QUWajJOvSRBn4Q

02 Agnes Obel Myopia Danish Genre Neo Classical / Alternative Release Date February 21 2020 The lead single was Island of Doom released back in October 29 and then the lovely e hypnotic Broken Sleep released in January 07. This woman/musician/composer is one of my very favorite artist nowadays I get in love with her album Phillarmonics back in 2010 (already 10 years) and then with her work in the series Late Night Tales: Agnes Obel two years ago (an extraordinay album that in case you haven’t listen today is a great opportunity to catch up and ejoy it) The way this artist is moving form her classical side to this new alterntive way is outstanding. https://open.spotify.com/album/1XFhwj2xUtypgyEqAmTrQV?si=UMsDHISvRbKU7AWtMgIBOw

01 Bambara Stray NYC Genre Alternative / Deathrock Release Date February 14 Back in 2018 I was in shock when nobody was talking about Shadow On Everything (I love that album) in fact was my No. 2 in my Top 100 Album 2018 but seams that no one know them and I just can’t sotp listeng Doe-Eyed Girl, José Tries To Live and my very favorite Backyard, for me this new album is the same that before but…BETTER!!! Reid Bate makes me think in Leonard Cohen expertise story telling or Sun Kil Moon art (spoken word) this guy is talking rather than singing a whole novel, this albums is more a 10 novels that you can order in the right way connecting the dots and try to figure out how how all of them are related not like the previous album that was more a lineal story. https://open.spotify.com/album/5YadPpwwzm2LC65dA88F0F?si=uSIM0p1iTrW6s49CFypggg

This is the Playlist with only one track from each album.

I hope you can find something you really enjoy!!!

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