Rough Trade Recommends Wrong eyed jesus

Rough Trade recommends: Jim White – …Wrong-Eyed Jesus!

This month’s selection was Rough Trade’s Album of the Year in 1997 but it has just been re-released on vinyl (with download) as part of David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label… Read more

Rough Trade recommends Delines' Colfax

Rough Trade recommends: The Delines – Colfax

Will Vlautin is a busy man – his main band Richmond Fontaine have released 10 albums of dark modern country, and he has also written 4 novels. The latest, The… Read more

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Rough Trade recommends: St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City

Hot out of the deep south of the US come the latest soul band who are about to break big. Coming on like the Alabama Shakes – not that surprising… Read more

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Rough Trade recommends: Divided And United – Various Artists

Nearly 150 years after the Civil War ended, America is still both fascinated and haunted by the events that tore the country apart while  defining a vision of this nation… Read more

Rough Trade recommends London Grammar

Rough Trade recommends: London Grammar, If You Wait

I am not sure what the judges for the Mercury Prize were looking for so I cannot understand how this album didn’t make onto their short list. In fact I… Read more

Rough Trade recommends: Daughn Gibson's Me Moan

Rough Trade recommends: Daughn Gibson, Me Moan

It’s probably best to get the elephant out in the open right at the start. I know there are many marmite voices (some misguided people think Bob Dylan can’t sing?),… Read more

Rough Trade Recommends sophisticated boom boom

Rough Trade recommends: Sophisticated Boom Boom – The Shadow Morton Story

  Apologies for recommending elderly American men in consecutive months, but two events made the choice for me: firstly, and very sadly, George “Shadow” Morton died earlier this year, but… Read more

Rough Trade Recommends Van Dyke Park's Songs Cycled

Rough Trade recommends: Van Dyke Parks, Songs Cycled

If there was any justice in the music world VDP would be a household name. He is probably best known for his work with Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s once mythical… Read more

Rough Trade recommend John Grant's Pale Green Ghosts

Rough Trade recommends: John Grant, Pale Green Ghosts

Sometimes intensely self-confessional albums can be just too much: too self obsessed, too introspective and too miserable to actually make a good listen. But every so often along comes an… Read more