In no particular order here is the list of the best albums I have reviewed over the course of the month:
2013 – Independent
The cream of Australian gypsy-punk.
1980 – CBS
Burrimba beats, post-punk guitars, pop sensibility and a wickedly dangerous sense of humour.
1981 – Arista
Rockabilly reimagined for the eighties, what more is there to say?
1997 – Mute/Reprise
Dark and beautiful. A moment of evil introspection with a gleam of love and light.
1983 – I.R.S
The Cramps – even louder and nuttier live.
1969 – Phillips
Futuristic space folk beamed down from a genius brain.
2013 – Columbia
NIN are back with a set of hard rocking, danceable tunes. The best disco record I’ve heard in a while.
1998 – Outside Music
Australian folk that conjures up the best of this wide, brown land.
2013 – Virgin EMI
A band that’s not afraid to rock and nothing else. Great old school rhythm and blues.
2013 – Cherry Tree/ Interscope
Celtic folk inflection with some of the best lyrical work I’ve heard this year.