I will add to this as the month goes on. Suggestions welcome.
Previous journal: January 2010
* Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea
Her best album to date. It plays nicely and subtly enough until it gets to Love's on Its Way when suddenly, the album wakes up, forcing you to take note. In the quietest possible way, throughout the whole album, she's saying, "Listen to me."
Sunday Times review
* Midlake - The Courage Of Others melancholic indie rock. More prog than rock, more rock than indie, at times alt-country. Moody and dark. Channels some of the greats in folk.
* Four Tet - There Is Love in You at times dance, at other times electronica, this pretty album varies between the two throughout.