David Hockney - A Bigger Splash (1967)
Kicking off with my summer album circa 2007, Simian Mobile Disco's debut stands strong as ever even though it's only a ten tracker. The vibe captured on tunes like this is pretty much perfect and is just at home on the beaches of wherever as it is back in England at your uncles crap summer barbecue.
Simian Mobile Disco - Wooden [click to download] |HTML5|
Another moody bit from the 'Tron's debut. The LP Starts incredibly strong and even though it is pretty simple in comparison to their later work it has a real charm to it that's very sweet, no doubt helped by the strictly synthesized accompaniment.
Ladytron - Another Breakfast With You [click to download] |HTML5|
And finally yet another debut, this time the trip hop pioneers Massive Attack. Unlike their more mellow output circa 1998's Mezzanine, this track is much more rooted in the original trip hop stylings with more of an emphasis on the Hip Hop part, with just a sprinkling of some soul in there courtesy of Shara Nelson.
Massive Attack - Lately [click to download] |HTML5|
-Claude Van Foxbat