On Our Playlist
Out this week, all of the records that you need on your shelf this week in one handy place.
Check out the albums that get our fopp stamp of approval below,
The Good The Bad And The Queen Merrie Land
Almost 12 years ago Damon Albarn’s supergroup released their debut record, a concept album centred around London. After scrapping a follow-up a few years back, the quartet have returned with this examination of Brexit England. Read the full review here.
The Smashing Pumpkins Shiny And Oh So Bright Vol.1: No Past.No Future.No Sun
Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum
Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.
Following the release of Adore, Machina/The Machines of God, and Machina II/ The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music, the group’s original line-up disbanded in 2000. Singer/guitarist Billy Corgan reformed the group in 2005, enlisting various collaborators for Zeitgeist, Teargarden By Kaleidyscope, Oceania, and Monuments to an Elegy.
In June of this year they released their new single Solara ahead of their monumental Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour. The track was the first song in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin, alongside long-time guitarist Jeff Schroeder and offered the first glimpse of music from the newly reformed band.
Mumford & Sons Delta
“Mumford and Sons are more robust than the froggy-voiced folkies they’ve inspired, a weight that carries forlorn, enveloping songs such as Woman and Wild Heart.” – The Guardian
Mark Knopfler Down The Road Wherever
“There’s no flash and no trash, just reflective, ripe, minor-key ruminations, plenty of melodically burnished guitar playing and Knopfler’s voice, which has crusted nicely with age to take on a warm, rich burr. Classy.” – UNCUT
Kate Bush Remastered Part 1
Kate Bush’s studio album catalogue remastered for the first time. The albums have been remastered by Kate and James Guthrie.
The box set features:
The Kick Inside
Never For Ever
Hounds Of Love
The Sensual World
The Red Shoes
(also reissued separately)
Also Out This Week
Fleetwood Mac 50 Years: Don't Stop
Hen Ogledd Mogic
Jean Michel Jarre Equinox Infinity
Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet