Album artwork for Chronicles of a Diamond  by Black Pumas
Album artwork for Chronicles of a Diamond  by Black Pumas
Album artwork for Chronicles of a Diamond  by Black Pumas
Album artwork for Chronicles of a Diamond  by Black Pumas

Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2023 (UK)

Rank: #15 (See full list here).

When Black Pumas made their self-titled debut in 2019, the Austin-bred duo set off a reaction almost as combustible and rapturous as their music itself. Along with earning a career total of seven Grammy Award nominations (including Album Of The Year) and winning praise from leading outlets like Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, singer/songwriter Eric Burton and guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada achieved massive success as a live act, touring large theatres all over Europe and North and South America and delivering a transcendent show Burton aptly refers to as “electric church.”

As they set to work on their highly awaited sophomore album, the band broadened their palette to include a dazzling expanse of musical forms: heavenly hybrids of soul and symphonic pop, mind-bending excursions into jazz-funk and psychedelia, starry-eyed love songs that feel dropped down from the cosmos. Wilder and weirder and more extravagantly composed than its predecessor, Chronicles of a Diamond arrives as the fullest expression yet of Black Pumas’ frenetic creativity and limitless vision.

Black Pumas

Chronicles of a Diamond

ATO
Album artwork for Chronicles of a Diamond  by Black Pumas
LP +

£27.99

exclusive

Half White / Half Total Clear and Orange Splatter Vinyl

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 1000 copies
Released 27/10/2023Catalogue Number

ATO0654

Album artwork for Chronicles of a Diamond  by Black Pumas
LP

£27.99

Clear
Released 27/10/2023Catalogue Number

ATO0654LP

Album artwork for Chronicles of a Diamond  by Black Pumas
LP +

£27.99

Transparent Red

Released 27/10/2023Catalogue Number

ATO0654LPC

Album artwork for Chronicles of a Diamond  by Black Pumas
CD

£11.99

Digisleeve.

Released 27/10/2023Catalogue Number

ATO0654CD

Black Pumas

Chronicles of a Diamond

ATO
Album artwork for Chronicles of a Diamond  by Black Pumas
LP +

£27.99

exclusive

Half White / Half Total Clear and Orange Splatter Vinyl

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 1000 copies
Released 27/10/2023Catalogue Number

ATO0654

Album artwork for Chronicles of a Diamond  by Black Pumas
LP

£27.99

Clear
Released 27/10/2023Catalogue Number

ATO0654LP

Album artwork for Chronicles of a Diamond  by Black Pumas
LP +

£27.99

Transparent Red

Released 27/10/2023Catalogue Number

ATO0654LPC

Album artwork for Chronicles of a Diamond  by Black Pumas
CD

£11.99

Digisleeve.

Released 27/10/2023Catalogue Number

ATO0654CD

Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2023 (UK)

Rank: #15 (See full list here).

When Black Pumas made their self-titled debut in 2019, the Austin-bred duo set off a reaction almost as combustible and rapturous as their music itself. Along with earning a career total of seven Grammy Award nominations (including Album Of The Year) and winning praise from leading outlets like Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, singer/songwriter Eric Burton and guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada achieved massive success as a live act, touring large theatres all over Europe and North and South America and delivering a transcendent show Burton aptly refers to as “electric church.”

As they set to work on their highly awaited sophomore album, the band broadened their palette to include a dazzling expanse of musical forms: heavenly hybrids of soul and symphonic pop, mind-bending excursions into jazz-funk and psychedelia, starry-eyed love songs that feel dropped down from the cosmos. Wilder and weirder and more extravagantly composed than its predecessor, Chronicles of a Diamond arrives as the fullest expression yet of Black Pumas’ frenetic creativity and limitless vision.