#FMFALBUMPICK: JESSIE WARE – TOUGH LOVE (2014) [POP/R&B]

JESSIE WARE - TOUGH LOVE

RECOMMENDED RELEASE: JESSIE WARE – TOUGH LOVE @JessieWare @PMRRECORDS @islandrecordsuk (2014) [POP/R&B] “She imparts yearning with such controlled restraint and lightness of touch it’s sublime.” – Clash Music “Tough Love is an album that reveals itself gradually, reducing this ever-beguiling artist down to her essence, while offering ample opportunity for her to develop her technique.” – Slant Magazine “Actually listen to Tough Love and you’ll realise that Ware has made a record that is totally ready for chart success, should her label promote it accordingly, but also deeper and more thoughtfully-considered than any British pop album that lingers in recent FULL POST

#FMFALBUMPICK: FLYING LOTUS – YOU’RE DEAD! (2014) [ELECTRONIC/EXPERIMENTAL/RAP]

FLYING LOTUS - YOURE DEAD

RECOMMENDED RELEASE – FLYING LOTUS – YOU’RE DEAD! @flyinglotus @WarpRecords (2014) [ELECTRONIC/EXPERIMENTAL/RAP] “As each song merges into the next, as one style succeeds another, the sensation is that of being in a dream.” – The Guardian “You’re Dead! is a near-flawless examination of death as narrated by a virtuosic musician who has been exposed to a little too much of it.” – Pretty Much Amazing “These disparate elements, influences, and guests could have made a mess of an ambitious album, but instead You’re Dead turns out to be Flying Lotus’ best yet.” – Under The Radar

#FMFALBUMPICK: TOVE LO – QUEEN OF THE CLOUDS (2014) [POP]

(SEP 30) TOVE LO - QUEEN OF THE CLOUDS

RECOMMENDED RELEASE: TOVE LO – QUEEN OF THE CLOUDS @iamtovelo @IslandRecords (2014) [POP] “This sort of color—which might feel whimsical, were the content not so dark—pops up frequently across Nilsson’s assured major-label debut, Queen of the Clouds. Her foibles and off-kilter perspective on heartbreak offer shape and personality…” – Pitchfork “Tove Lo has become masterfully adept at jamming thoughtful words into dancey songs through her past songwriting, but she takes it a step further with Queen Of The Clouds.” – Idolator “it’s Tove’s frankness that makes her truly distinctive. “Habits (Stay High),” with its tales of going to sex clubs FULL POST