Music

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Opinion: [Habibi] gives you that "sh*t I should start a band too!" feeling.

Habibi - Anywhere But HereReview by Cam, Rough Trade NYC "To put it simply, this record is a great, no frills rock n' roll album."Cam…

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Opinion: Khruangbin and Leon Bridges create divine harmony

Khruangbin and Leon Bridges - Texas SunReview by Paddy, Rough Trade office "It is comforting and courageous to find two things that have no inherent connection,…

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Opinion: It's interesting to listen to a band (Nada Surf) almost 20 years apart in records.

Nada Surf - Never Not TogetherReview by Dima, Rough Trade NYC "This album is produced to satisfy a lonesome rainy day repeat listen. It reveals something…

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Album of the Month - February 2020

Isobel Campbell - There Is No Other...The former Belle & Sebastian cellist and singer is back with a new solo album of songs to lift…

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Opinion: Sarah Mary Chadwick, the record you won’t necessarily realise you need until one day you do.

Sarah Mary Chadwick – Please DaddyReview by Al Mills, Rough Trade West "Worn like your favourite heavy-hung overcoat soaked in the second-hand smoke of a familiar stranger,…

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Opinion: Andy Shauf sounds like Canadian Bruce Springsteen. Sort of.

Andy Shauf - The Neon SkylineReview by Helen Lister, Rough Trade Bristol "The album is certainly full of the kind of carefully observed details that can…

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Opinion: Whyte Horses deliver a particularly satisfying instant classic...

Whyte Horses - Hard TimesReview by Al Mills, Rough Trade West "...one can even hoover to this and not worry about missing a catch because guess…

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Rough Trade Edit

Browse, Play, ListenIntroducing Rough Trade Edit, our choice of the best new and recent albums, updated every week, available in store and online, supported with dedicated…

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Album of the Month - January 2020

The Big Moon - Walking Like We DoAn all-round bigger, broader, bolder sound. A true tonic for the absurdity of our modern everyday life. Who The…

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Albums of the Year of the Decade

Fancied a trip down memory lane and thought it would only be fair to share. As we reach the end of the 'Teenies' (?!), we couldn't resist…