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Albums of the Month - December 2020


18th December 2020
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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 edition to anyone’s record collection.

We have picked out our favourite songs from the albums below. Check out our December Songs of the Month playlist.

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Tellusaboutyourself

Yerin Baek | Poclanos

The follow up to her smash hit solo debut, former K-Pop duo member Yerin Baek brings us a dreamy electronic album with a genre defying mix of R&B and soul. The story is of transformation and growth with an amazing sonic and lyrical performance.

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What to Look for in Summer

Belle & Sebastian | Matador

This live album (recorded on a cruise ship) showcases the Glaswegian indie band’s long history since their first album in 1996. In a live celebration of music we’ve seen very little of this year, the new takes on their best known songs are a breath of fresh air.

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Death Of An Optimist

Grandson | Elektra Records

After a long list of singles and EPs, Canadian-American singer-songwriter Grandson releases his somewhat topically named album for this year “Death of an Optimist”. Navigating hope during the year, Grandson’s mix of indie, alternative and electronic explores sounds from many different genres.

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Burrows

Caro | Yala! Music

With their debut album, this Leeds based trio brings us a pretty unique indie rock experience. They mix soft and soothing vocals with rhythmic music, in a similar vein to Bombay Bicycle Club, traveling from a heavy synth based title track to a folky dreamscape.

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What Are You Afraid Of?

Melancholia | Sony Music Italy

After winning the Emergenza Festival in 2018, Italian electronic band Melancholia releases its debut album, featuring a mixture of rap, indie and pop. Full of energy, the album shows a pessimistic view of society, relenting from conforming.

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Tim Melina Theo Bobby

Joan Of Arc | Joyful Noise

Chicago born indie rock band Joan Of Arc releases their staggering 24th studio album, named after the current members of the group. The swan-song of the band, lead Tim Kinsella marks a fond farewell to the 25 year old band with style.

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In Decay, Too

Com Truise | Ghostly

Acting as a second compilation of over 10 years of work, “In Deacay, Too” is a celebration of musician and DJ Com Truise’s electronic and synthwave work.

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Something to Say to You

Jordana | Grand Jury Music

Taking her unique brand of ‘bedroom pop’ onto her second studio album, Jordana makes pop and grunge meet in this fidgety collection of music that feels like a series of thoughts.

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We Will Always Love You

The Avalanches | Modular Recordings

The third studio album by Melbourne based electronic group The Avalanches deals with the death, the afterlife and everything else out there, with their tendency to sample the music of dead musician, this makes sense. Haunting and low energy, definitely a listen for a lazy day.

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Man On The Moon III: The Chosen

Kid Cudi | Republic Records

Mixing psychedelic pop with hip hop and rap, Kid Cudi invites the likes of Skepta and Trippier Redd to revel in his story of going to hell and back.

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