Albums of the Month - October 2023
Date: 20th October 2023 Posted in: Company News and Events
Our top picks of the latest albums to listen to every month, from pop to rap to rock. Our top choices this month will be a great addition to anyone’s record collection.
We have picked out our favourite songs from the albums below. Check out our October Songs of the Month playlist.
I Killed Your Dog
L'Rain | Mexican Summer
Maintaining high standards from her first two albums, talented American singer and multi-instrumentalist L’Rain returns for her third studio album, I Killed Your Dog. With themes of grief and identity, her latest entry is a self-professed "anti-break-up" record, with experimental rock, psychedelia and folk influence throughout. Through her varied styles and cryptic vocals, across tracks and skits, you get to experience life through L'Rain’s lens.
Growing at the Edges
Mutual Benefit | Transgressive
A music project created by NY-based singer-songwriter Jordan Lee, the often rotated Musical Benefit present Growing at the Edges, their fourth album. Of the album, Lee said “I wanted to make music that could simultaneously mourn versions of the past but still find hope in the seedlings which could, perhaps, bloom into better futures”. This indie project has a tranquil cinematic feel, searching and hopeful, and is certainly their most expansive record to date.
The Rolling Stones | Polydor
British rock icons The Rolling Stones are back with a bang on Hackney Diamonds, their hugely anticipated and emphatic 26th studio album. With sharp, jagged riffs and remarkable vocals, their latest offering has a strong London feel, with guest features from Elton John, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and Bill Wyman. One of, if not the most enduring bands of the rock era, this really is peak-level Rolling Stones, and will no doubt leave fans hungry for more.
Several Songs About Fire
A. Savage | Rough Trade
A. Savage raises the room’s blood pressure on Several Songs About Fire, his second solo album. On his album title, Savage said “This album is a burning building, and these songs are things I’d leave behind to save myself”. The dynamic co-frontman of Parquet Courts is refined, witty and at his best, continuing the sound of his previous albums, with a wider range of influences. There is far more to come from Savage and rest assured, Parquet Courts too.
Goodbye, Hotel Arkada
Mary Lattimore | Ghostly International
The follow up to Silver Ladders, Goodbye, Hotel Arkada is the triumphant fifth solo outing from classically trained harpist Mary Lattimore. Spanning six spectacularly absorbing tracks, the album takes its name from a decades-old hotel that Lattimore visited on the Croatian island of Hvar. The LA-based artist’s latest record mourns the tragedy and beauty of all that is lived and lost to time. Full of charm and melancholy, it’s a truly magical journey.
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