Half-time Report: Albums of the Year so far 15-6

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15. High Contrast – The Agony And The Ecstacy
14. Therapy? – A Brief Crack Of Light
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13. The Invisible – Rispah
12. CFCF – Exercises
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11. Miike Snow – Happy To You
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10. Royal Headache – Royal Headache
9. Plug – Back On Time
8. Maccabees – Given To The Wild
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7. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw, And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
6. Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage
Tomorrow – Sound Advice’s favourite five albums of 2012 so far…


Review: When the going gets turf! Grasscut’s sound grows

PRODUCTION duo Grasscut’s debut album was a unique, innovative effort – the Grasscut is even greener on their forthcoming follow-up.
Their first outing 1 Inch:1/2 Mile was akin to the music of the future being broadcast through a 1940s wireless radio, a curio of electronica.
But there’s a bit more to Unearth than the dressing up of retro samples – this is a mesmerising melange of influences meshed together, densely packed like the work of The Avalanches.
But this is no folly – evident amongst all the quirk and oddity are still the hooks and melodies that make this as much a pop effort as your Miike Snows and your Hot Chips.
Quite simply, this is an album with mulch to give.