Album of the Month

Our favourite album, hand-picked every month, available on Rough Trade Exclusive vinyl + bonus extras.
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Album of the Month

Album of the Month - November 2022

Ezra CollectiveWhere I'm Meant To BePartisan Records Like a hot flash in a pan the London jazz quintet return with a shimmering collection of tracks compelling…

Album of the Month

Album of the Month - October 2022

Alvvays Blue RevTransgressive The perfect balance of playful and plaintive, Alvvays make a welcome return to remind us why they are indie pop's finest, nurturing their…

Album of the Month

Album of the Month - September 2022

Rina SawayamaHold The Girl Dirty Hit Sawayama delivers a super slick sophomore of glossy hyper-pop, expertly balancing powerful arena-sized ballads with tender moments of honest emotion.…

Album of the Month - August 2022

Kokoroko Could We Be More Brownswood Recordings The London-based octet continue to create real magic, translating their incredible live musicianship into an inspiring and intricate long…

Album of the Month

Album of the Month - July 2022

Wu-Lu LoggerheadWarp The Brixton multi-instrumentalist and producer leaves us shaken not stirred with his anticipated Warp Records debut. A sonic frenzy of moody electronica, hazy hip…

Album of the Month

Album of the Month - June 2022

Horsegirl Versions Of Modern PerformanceMatador Driven garage rock with instrumentation that ebbs and flows, giving you warmth, keeping you hooked and eager for more.Horsegirl -…

Album of the Month

Album of the Month - May 2022

Sharon Van Etten We've Been Going About This All Wrong Jagjaguwar A stunning meditation on life’s changes, SVE's intensely personal new work is both sonically…

Album Of The Month - April 2022

Jack White - Fear of the Dawn Third Man A hot boiling pot of industrial-flavoured guitars, bluesy rhythms, frenetic energy and hip hop beats, the iconoclastic…

Album of the Month

Album Of The Month - March 2022

Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul - Topical Dancer DEEWEE / Because Music Candid but humorous storytelling paired with playful synth concoctions and punk sensibilities. Charlotte Adigéry and…

Album of the Month

Album Of The Month - February 2022

Mitski - Laurel Hell Dead Oceans Produced throughout the isolation of the global pandemic, Laurel Hell provides a soundtrack for transformation, by acknowledging vulnerability and resilience.…