Mini-reviews of 2013 albums (1 of 2)
Tales of Us by Goldfrapp (September 10)
Loved it! Among my top 3 albums of 2013 so far. Doesn’t have any obvious big hits. You could accuse it of a lack of variation, but the tracks fit well together. I like the mellow approach, which reminds me of Goldfrapp’s album Seventh Tree (2008), which I also love.
4.5 out of 5
Hesitation Marks by Nine Inch Nails (September 3)
The first part of the album I liked the most. The remainder I could appreciate too, no tracks sounded the same, with lots of experimentation.
I haven’t got anything to compare with, since I haven't listened to the other albums by the band, and seldom listen to industrial rock.
Came Back Haunted
All Time Low
4 out of 5
Paracosm by Washed Out (August 13)
I quite liked it, despite the samey tracklist. If you enjoy chillwave, this is a summer album you need to listen to. A couple of the songs kept on playing in my head when the music was off, you have been warned :)
It All Feels Right
All I Know
3.5 out of 5
The Third Eye Sane by Belle & Sebastian (August 27)
An album that is mainly going to appeal to existing fans of the band. It assembles various B-sides and rarities the band have released since their previous compilation album Push Barman to Open Old Wounds (2005)
I think it’s the kind of record where listeners have personal favorites. This is the case with most of their albums.
Your Cover’s Blown (miaoux miaoux remix)
I Didn’t See It Coming (Richard X mix)
Blue Eyes of a Millionaire
3.5 out of 5
Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action by Franz Ferdinand (August 27)
I'm not familiar with the previous output of the band, so I'm probably the wrong person to review it. I know the name, but that's just about it. I liked below three tracks, which are quite catchy. The rest of the new album not so much. Probably a bit too loud for my taste. If you enjoy British rock music, give it a try.
Stand on the Horizon
Rating 3 out of 5
Heard any of these albums yet? Agree or disagree? As always, share your opinions in the comments