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Rose Morris Staff 2015 Album of the Year

Posted on November 13, 2015
The Mercury Music Prize shortlist was recently announced, with the winner to be revealed at the end of the month. We here at Rose Morris got to thinking about our own picks for this years album of the year. Here's what we came up with.

Matt: 'Gaz Coombes - Matador'
"Supergrass were one of my favourite bands when I was younger, but I think this is Gaz's best work yet. As a songwriter, He's always had a fantastic ear for melody and I love his use of electronic instrumentation. Great fuzz sounds too!"



Kess: 'Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit'

"I love how she mixes cantankerous guitar wails and orderly chaos with real stories from her life. One of my favourite songs on the album, 'Pedestrian at Best' shows just how much power can come from such a small package. Can't wait to see her perform in a few weeks"



Joe: 'Squarepusher - Damogen Furies'

"I think Tom Jenkinson's mastery of energetic breakbeats, glitched samples and disorientating tonalities are still unmatched, especially as all these elements are given life by impeccable timing and glimpses of his virtuosic bass guitar."



Duncan: 'The Main Squeeze - Mind Your Head'
"This was a no brainer for me, these guys are doing such great things and are definitely inspiring me as a musician and in particular, a drummer. This album has a raw edge to it, which coupled with the amazing funk riffs, beats and melodies makes for a great listen! 



Sam: 'Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss'
"Chelsea is constantly pushing the boundaries with each release, but I think this is her most accomplished record to date. From fuzzy wall of noise jams to minimal ethereal guitar and vocal pieces. I can't stop listening to this album and hearing something new each time!"

 

Ian: 'Turnover - Peripheral Vision'
"I love how you can get lost in this album. Ambient ringing guitar tones mixed with melodic vocal harmonies give it an almost trance-like state all the way through. They've experimented with more 80’s-inspired sounds, but I think they still managed to create something that sounds fresh."


Jordan-  The Weeknd 'The Beauty Behind Madness'
"I absolutely loved this album when it came out and I still go back to it all the time!
The Weekend is an amazing talent and a great asset to the commercial music scene.
The production on "Beauty Behind The Madness" is amazing. The sound is really original and whenever i fancy listening to that type of thing I cant think of anything else I would rather listen too.
P.S I have it on Vinyl ;)"

Andy:
 

"I'll just leave this here..."


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