Cream of the crop

I hardly have time to scratch my arse these days, but time to update my music buying, my itchy bum can wait:

Cream: Best of Cream – Nice little vinyl of Cream, an official release when the band was still around. Tops.

Childish Gambino: Awaken, My Love! – Childish Gambino’s real name is Donald Glover. He is an actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper, DJ, singer, and songwriter. And most importantly he is Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo movie. This record is good too.

MOJO: Jamaican Explosion – This is an excellent MOJO mag compilation, Laurel Aitken, Prince Buster, Jimmy Cliff, Don Drummond and Lord Creator among others.

D.D Dumbo: Utopia Defeated – DD Dumbo is an Aussie, typical Aussie coming up with a funny moniker. This is tops stuff, some great weird sounds.

Bjork: Vulnicura – Album number eight from pixie face. It’s her breakup album, and has all the usual electronical beats and string arrangements, more like her early stuff, quite good too. I’ll have to check out the all the music videos etc as they will be kooky and great. There is an only strings version of this out (which is Bork’s only acoustic album ever), JB HiFi have it for a fiver so I might get that too.

Spunk Sampler – This is an Aussie record company I bought a record from, they popped this compilation in with the record, ace! So lots of bands (Aussie and not Aussie) to listen too.

Cut Copy: Zonoscope – This Aussie band have been around since 2001, described as ‘Indietronica’ – what a naff term – it’s good stuff nonetheless. Great cover. Extra points for that cover artwork.

Music at Moonlight – Terrible title for a compilation record, but this has some good tunes on it, mainly Stone Roses and Underworld.

Patti Smith: Easter – Another tops record from Patti, this has her big hit (co-written with Bruce Springsteen) Here Comes the Night on it, among other grand tunes.

Album Count 2017: 119

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