14 Dec Featured 2015 Album: Andrew Combs – All These Dreams
We’ve released 7 albums this year, so each day this week we’ll be featuring one of those albums and marking down their prices in the Loose Shop, for just this week. Today it’s Andrew Combs‘ All These Dreams.
THIS YEAR: Andrew Combs’ second album came out way back in January, when it was featured as Rough Trade Shops’ Album Of The Week, but when it comes to the end of year Best Of lists some eleven months on, it certainly hasn’t been forgotten (see below).
NEXT YEAR: We’re looking forward to having Andrew back in the UK in the Spring, where he’ll be playing arena shows in London and Glasgow as a part of the Country to Country Festival.
- ROUGH TRADE ALBUM OF THE WEEK, 26 JAN 2015 – #80
- ROUGH TRADE ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2015
- AMERICAN SONGWRITER ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2015 – #22
- AMERICAN SONGWRITER TOP 50 SONGS OF THE YEAR 2015 – #30 – Foolin’
- ROLLING STONE 40 BEST COUNTRY ALBUMS OF 2015 – #28
- GLIDE MAGAZINE 20 BEST ALBUMS OF 2015
- RHAPSODY TOP 10 ALT COUNTRY / AMERICANA ALBUMS 2015
- POPMATTERS THE BEST AMERICANA OF 2015 – #14
- WIDE OPEN COUNTRY 10 BEST COUNTRY SONGS 2015 – All These Dreams
- BBC RADIO SCOTLAND RICKY ROSS’S BEST OF 2015
- JUMBO RECORDS TOP 5 AMERICANA ALBUMS 2015
- YORKSHIRE TIMES TOP 50 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR – #8
Not to mention all the glowing reviews it garnered throughout the year. Here’s a very small selection of them…
“Almost surgically skilful with a phrase and yet filled with human vulnerability”
“a dynamite artist who just keeps getting better and better.”
“it’s pretty clear he’s on the slow and steady road to extraordinary things”
“great lyrics, beautiful melodies, softly swooping strings and a voice that sounds like it’s been rolled in tobacco and honey.”
“this is insanely well done – one of the finest voices in the genre”
“one hell of a record” FOLK ALLEY
“timeless countrypolitan production and songs that are just so damn good”