You may have noticed that Carbon Copy has been very film-centric lately. It’s not an intentional thing! I just happen to be on holidays, which provides a great opportunity to watch (and write about) lots of films. But music hasn’t been getting much love lately, so I thought I’d match my top 10 films list with a top 10 albums list.
Here’s the first half:
10. Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
Not quite the adrenaline jolt that Treats was, but it’s still bold, full-volume pop with all the knobs turned to eleven.
Highlight: Comeback Kid
9. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory
An honest-to-goodness rock record – a great collection of punchy little tracks, full of raw energy and emotion.
Highlight: Stay Useless
8. Frank Ocean – channelORANGE
R&B may not be my favourite genre, but I can’t deny the quality of songwriting and the number of future classic songs on this oh-so-smooth record.
7. Hot Chip – In Our Heads
Mature, heartfelt music suited to either dancing around to or sitting back and enjoying on a warm afternoon.
Highlight: Motion Sickness
6. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
A rousing call-to-arms; a full-throttle distillation of youthful, escapist energy.
Highlight: The House That Heaven Built
(Part Two can be found here)