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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