The Hippest 5: Albums in March

This time I’m going to treat you with some music goodness. I have prepared a list of 5 of my favorite and most listened to alternative/indie albums of the past month. If you haven’t heard them before, make sure to give them a listen!

1. London Grammar – If You Wait 142434

Although the debut album of London Grammar consists mainly of previously released EPs, the English band has also released some great new tracks. The uniquely emotive voice of Hannah Reid has been compared to Florence Welsh’s of Florence and the Machine. The vocals are enhanced by the relaxing melodic structure reminiscent of the XX.

2. Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow Bombay-Bicycle-Club-So-Long-See-You-Tomorrow

Bombay Bicycle Club‘s fourth album, fully produced by the alternative band’s frontman Jack Steadman differs from the previous releases with its decreased use of guitars and experimentation with new sounds. This time the amazing beats and catchy melodies are complemented by the british vocalists Lucy Rose and Rae Morris.

3. NONONO – We Are Only What We Feel

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The Swedish trio NONONO had already gained popularity through the release of the first track “Pumpin Blood“, which has been featured in numerous TV commercials. Nevertheless, I must admit that the rest of the album appeals to me even more than the debut single. Electronical touches, strong vocals and (mostly) optimistic, as well as rhythmic melodies make it a defnite must-listen.

4. Ásgeir – In The Silence

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Although this album most certainly differs from my other choices, the Icelandic Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson simply enchants with this soothing melodic folk music. Personally, I would compare his vocals to Damien Rice, with a strong nordic vibe.

5. The Helio Sequence – Negotiations

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It took me two years to discover the amazingness of The Helio Sequence and their 2012 album Negotiations. The only American band on my list, delivers 43 minutes of pure alternative rock and a LOT of drums.

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