Our team picked some Albums to get you through self-isolation

March 18, 2020

 

Coronavirus has acted as a cautionary tale of modern times, posing a very real threat on the well-being of our mental and physical health,  economy and social lives. Whether it's pubs getting shut down or people fighting in Aldi over toilet roll, we've seen some of the best and worst in humanity over these past few weeks.  We wanted to create some content that keeps spirits up and tries to make just one persons day a little better. Coronavirus has resulted in people spending far more time at home, meaning they have a lot more time to fill in the day. We thought it would be a good idea to get our contributors to recommend an album that people can listen to during their time at home. We were blown away at how many people clubbed together to contribute to this article, we hope it helps you in some way. 

 

 

 

Josh Crowe - Editor-in-Chief

 

Murkage Dave - Changed My Life 

 

This Album is 44 minutes of R&B bliss. Dave wields chaos in the palm of his hands in a reflective album brimming with confessional chorus' of lovers lost and memories had. 

 

 

 

Caitlin Shortall - Editor

 

Fat Freddy's Drop - Based on a True Story

 

Proper feel good vibes straight from NZ! Then Animalia by Mammal Hands - all consuming, so soothing and just such a beautiful album.

 

 

 

Graeme Miller - Fly-on-the-wall Photographer

 

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

 

Will keep you stoked!

 

 

 

Alisha Shah - Writer

 

FKA Twigs' - Mary Magdalen

 

It's perfect for watching the world go from day to night from the inside of your room. So powerful and full of energy, but isn't ever overdoing it. Great if you want to get lit on your own in your room and pretend you can pole dance. 

 

 

 

Maddi Fearn - Editor

 

Sampa The Great - The Return

 

A properly genre spanning record and a mint debut!

 

 

 

Sam Wright - Resident DJ

 

The Rhythm Method - How Would You Know I Was Lonely?

 

I can’t get my head round if I hate it or love it.

 

 

Kieran Small - Photographer

 

Bob Marley - Natty Dread

 

This album speaks to our need to rise and overcome, a theme that resonates now more than ever.

 

 

 

Rob Day - Music Editor

 

GoGo Penguin - A Humdrum Star

 

Pianist, drummer, and  double bassist; this trio will supply you with some dreamy and ambient soundscapes whilst you're locked away.

 

 

 

Ella Davis Yuille

 

Sunflower Bean- TwentyTwo in Blue

 

I always play this album when I have the winter blues, reminds me of sunny times walking through Hyde Park on my way home and seeing everyone chilling with a tinny or a cig, or both x

 

 

 

Brayden Kerr

 

Jamiroquai - A Funk Odyssey

 

A cure itself to anything and everything, boogie boogie ❤️

 

 

 

Ruby Savill-Downs - Writer & Contributor

 

Diaspora - GoldLink

 

A great album, especially the track 'Yard' if you’re stuck in ur house lol xxx

 

 


 

George Webb - Writer

 

Depeche Mode - Violator

 

Dark synth pop at its finest. 

 

 

 

Euan Hall - Editor

 

Vulfpeck- Live at Maddison Square Gardens

 

This set is all about positivity and bringing people together. Perfect.

 

 

 

Jess Hodgson - Contributor

 

The Japanese House - Good at Falling


Super lovely and chill.

 

 

 

Kayleigh Flannery - Yoga Instructor

 

Donnie & Joe Emerson - Dreamin' Wild

 

Nice and chill, interesting story behind it which might be fun for people to read about in their free time. 

 

 

 

Kris Clough - Lunar Underground

 

Leftfield - Leftism

 

A genuine masterpiece for electronic heads, with that get-up-and-go groove to keep you going. 

 

 

 

Sydney Gilbride - Resident Artist and Writer

 

Sampha - Process

 

Synthy angelic goodness.

 

 

 

Ruairí Mcm - Resident DJ & Millwall Scum

 

MJ Cole - Sincere


UKG staple that's hardly aged in 20 years!

 

 

 

Kieran Collingwood - Writer

 

Lianne La Havas - Blood

 

Absolutely insane album.

 

 

 

Zahin Ali - Writer

 

Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap


Chilled beats that make for lighter hip hop listening.

 

 

 

Joseph Coventry - Resident DJ and Events Organiser

 

Kano - Hoodies All Summer


Has a variety of tunes, all in all good album. 

 

 

 

Eve Harding - BabyStep from Day One

 

Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn - Breathing Exercises

 

 

 

Phoebe Casajuana - Writer

 

Four Tet - Sixteen Oceans 

 

Super chill but got some good little bops to keep ya interested x

 

 

 

Georgie Dallas - Photographer

 

Portishead - Dummy

 

Kinda fucked up dark 90's trip hop / electronic massive attack vibes. 

 

 

 

Fern McErlane - Contributor

 

Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives

 

Atmospheric synthy electro, perfect for any activity whilst self isolating: to dance to if you’re feeling well, or as background music for those working at home x

 

 

 

Code Higney - Beave

 

Lausse The Cat - The Girl, The Cat and The Tree

 

 

 

George Boulton - Resident DJ

 

Ice Cube - Lethal Injection

 

First album where Ice Cube takes a funkier, bouncier tone and he does a fantastic job of it. 

 

 

 

Robin Hunter - Creator of Ocean 

 

Dean Blunt - UK2UK Mixtape

 

 

Artwork Courtesy of Kitty Abberton

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