With a bunch of amazing albums coming out this month and even more singles it's an exciting August for music lovers. Find out what Glasswerk.co.uk writers are currently listening to…

Featured Album Of The Week

Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love

“Most people’s knowledge of Kate Bush comes from either the Futureheads’ ace cover of this album’s title track, or her biggest hit, ‘Wuthering Heights’, and ends there. This is a complete travesty, as anyone who discovers this album for the first time will come to realise.”

“As you would expect from Britain’s most underrated and eccentric daughter, there’s no radio-friendly pop here. She might not have the most angelic voice, but Kate Bush pushes the boundaries more than any artist dares to nowadays. From breath-taking opener ‘Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)’ to the beautiful ‘Under The Ivy’ via the chilling ‘Under Ice’, this LP comes from every angle with subtlety and brilliance. They say there’s a thin line between genius and madness, and somehow both sides of that line are covered here.”

“It might not be particularly ‘cool’ to like her, but fashion is fleeting and true talent is timeless. I love her, and this album fills my boots.” HP

Heather Parry (Reviewer, Manchester) currently listening to:

Biffy Clyro – Puzzle
Silverchair – Young Modern
David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
The Distillers – Sing Sing Death House
The Noisettes – Whats The Time, Mr Wolf?
Reuben – In Nothing We Trust
Trophy Scars – Alphabet.Alphabets
Dir En Grey – The Marrow Of A Bone
Bjork – Volta

Rob Spencer (Reviewer, Manchester) only likes four bands and two of them are Super Furry Animals. His top SFA and Gorky's Zygotic Monkey albums:

1. Guerrila
2. Radiator
3. Mwng
4. Rings around the world
5. Phantom power

1. Bwyd time
2. Patio
3. Spanish dance troupe
4. Tatay
5. Barafundle

Patrick Hinton (News Editor, London) is currently listening to:

1.Torn on the Platform – Jack Penate
2. Love isn't always on Time – Toto
3. Nothing in my way – Keane
4.Last Request – Paolo Nutini
5.74-75 – The Connels
6. Love Cats – The Cure
7. Pinball Wizard – The Who
8.Knights of Cydonia – Muse
9.When I Look in your Eyes – Outkast
10.Atlantis to Interzone – Klaxons

Ben Graham (Live Reviewer – London) lists his Top 10 Songs of 2007 So Far:

1 Arctic Monkeys – Teddy Picker
2 Oi Va Voi – Yuri
3 Los Campesinos! – You Throw Parties, We Throw Knives
4 Chemical Brothers ft Klaxons – All Rights Reversed
5 Reverend & The Makers – Heavyweight Champion Of The World
6 Bondo De Role – James Bonde
7 Ash – Ritual
8 Lethal Bizzle – Bizzle Bizzle
9 Modest Mouse – Dashboard
10 The Hours – Ali In The Jungle

This list is the albums that have been on constant rotation on the office stereo:

1. Black Francis – Bluefinger – Cooking vinyl
2. Tiger Army – Music from regions beyond – Hellcat
3. Devotchka – How it ends –Devotchka music
4. Young Marble Giants – Colossal youth – Domino
5. Kate Nash – Made of bricks – Polydor
6. Dan Wallace – Culture of self – Torito Bravo
7. Animal Collective – Strawberry jam – Domino
8. Manchester Orchestra – Wolves at night – Favorite Gentlemen
9. Roundabout – Alien – Unsigned
10. Hallam Foe – OST – Domino

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