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Album of the Month - December 2017

Jim James - Tribute To 2

The Rough Trade Album of the Month for December is Tribute To 2, the new album from Jim James. After releasing the politically charged solo album Eternally Even in 2016, the My Morning Jacket front man returns with a new album, a collection of cover songs that reverberate with fresh meaning.

Blurring the boundaries of time and genre, James' echoing dulcet-tones reek of atmosphere, with a melancholic wintertime chill. Super-spacious sweeping strings soar with plenty of room for emotion and beautifully plaintive piano, pickity acoustic guitar and delicate instrumentation backs the aching vocals.

Unlike his 2009 EP of songs by George Harrison and the Beatles, Tribute To, which was recorded on an eight-track, reel-to-reel tape recorder in the days following Harrison’s passing, the 11 songs of Tribute To 2 were recorded over a period of years – in different places, with different gear and varied instrumentation. A masterful triumph say us.

Albums Of The Month - December 2017

1. Jim James - Tribute To 2

2. Björk - Utopia

3. Charlotte Gainsbourg - Rest

4. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Soul of a Woman

5. Spinning Coin - Permo

6. Jim White - Waffles, Triangles & Jesus

7. Karl Blau - Out Her Space

8. Various - Heed the Call! - Whakarongo, Nga Tamariki!

9. Various - Ghosts of Christmas Past

10. Dude York - Halftime for the Holidays

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