REBEL REBEL RECORDS TOP 5
It’s the beginning of a new year and David Shebiro’s Top 5 at Rebel Rebel Records this month are all inspiring new efforts from some of the most original voices in music. First off is James Vincent McMorrow’s sophomore record Post Tropical that he wrote, produced and sings entirely in a world all his own. Influences such as D’Angelo, Frank Ocean and Sufjan Stevens are only part of the groove he’s settled into on this masterful second album. Harold Budd’s Avalon Sutra is supposedly his last and Thom Jurek’s review sums up this compelling ambient swan song perfectly. Rosanne Cash wrote most of her new album lyrics with her husband John Leventhal writing the music and the songs chronicled here are a travelogue of their road trip across the south. Mutual Benefit’s first full length record is “warmhearted, loving and unfailingly hopeful” Ian Cohen says in his review in Pitchfork. And lastly, Join The Dots is the second album from one of London’s most promising bands Toy.
James Vincent McMorrow / Post Tropical
Harold Budd / Avalon Sutra
Rosanne Cash / The River & The Thread
Mutual Benefit / Love’s Crushing Diamond
Toy / Join The Dots
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