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  • Writer's pictureAndrew Belt

PODCAST: Album of the Month - January 2024

New Music Weekly⁠'s Karl Blakesley and ⁠Check This Out⁠'s Kiley Larsen join ⁠5-9⁠ editor, Andrew Belt, to run the rule over five albums released in January 2024; namely, Sadness Sets Me Free by Gruff Rhys, Big Sigh by Marika Hackman, MADRA by NewDad, Wall of Eyes by The Smile and Three Bells by Ty Segall.


Running order:


  1. Our month in music

  2. Sadness Sets Me Free

  3. Big Sigh

  4. MADRA

  5. Wall of Eyes

  6. Three Bells

  7. The Verdict

With introductions from Matthew McLister from Blinded by the Floodlights, as well as detailed discussions on each release before choosing a winner, the podcast offers a deep dive on the five records chosen.


Listen to the podcast below:








Choose the 5th album for March's Album of the Month

  • Another Sky - Beach Day

  • Elbow - AUDIO VERTIGO

  • Four Tet - Three

  • Sum 41 - Heaven :x: Hell


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