@Amazon names its top 50 albums of 2013 #music #albums

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Amazon.co.uk has released its list of the top 50 albums of 2013 so far. Compiled using reviews from a wide range of sources, including Pitchfork, NME, the Daily Telegraph, the BBC, The Observer, Drowned in Sound, Q and more, the list highlights the very best albums to fly off Amazon’s virtual shelves this year.

 So who do you think makes the cut?

The top 10 is a great mix of all-time greats, in the shape of Daft Punk, David Bowie, My Bloody Valentine and Nick Cave, and new talent – with California debutants Foxygen securing the top spot.

You can see the full top 50 list below, or on Amazon.co.uk here.

top 50 list position Title Artist

1

WE ARE THE 21ST CENTURY AMBASSADORS OF PEACE & MAGIC FOXYGEN

2

RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES DAFT PUNK

3

BIG INNER MATTHEW E WHITE

4

THE NEXT DAY DAVID BOWIE

5

MUCHACHO PHOSPHORESCENT

6

MBV MY BLOODY VALENTINE

7

LIGHT UP GOLD PARQUET COURTS

8

MONKEY MINDS IN THE DEVIL’S TIME STEVE MASON

9

YEEZUS KANYE WEST

10

PUSH THE SKY AWAY NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

11

HOLY FIRE FOALS

12

ONCE I WAS AN EAGLE LAURA MARLING

13

SHAKING THE HABITUAL KNIFE

14

MCII MIKAL CRONIN

15

WAKIN ON A PRETTY DAZE KURT VILE

16

MONOMANIA DEERHUNTER

17

II UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

18

THE GOLDEN AGE WOODKID

19

FALSE IDOLS TRICKY

20

PALE GREEN GHOSTS JOHN GRANT

21

SILENCE YOURSELF SAVAGES

22

TAPE TWO YOUNG FATHERS

23

OUTRUN KAVINSKY

24

LIKE CLOCKWORK QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

25

MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY VAMPIRE WEEKEND

26

TROUBLE WILL FIND ME NATIONAL

27

SOME SAY I SO I SAY LIGHT GHOSTPOET

28

THE NORTH BORDERS BONOBO

29

JAMA KO BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA

30

SING TO THE MOON LAURA MVULA

31

AWAYLAND VILLAGERS

32

ELECTRIC RICHARD THOMPSON

33

THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

34

OVERGROWN JAMES BLAKE

35

THE SHOCKING MISS EMERALD CARO EMERALD

36

TRUE ROMANCE CHARLI XCX

37

SETTLE DISCLOSURE

38

COLD SPRING FAULT LESS YOUTH MOUNT KIMBIE

39

BANKRUPT PHOENIX

40

WITHOUT A NET WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET

41

AMERICAN KID PATTY GRIFFIN

42

TOMORROW’S HARVEST BOARDS OF CANADA

43

IMMUNITY JON HOPKINS

44

BEAUTIFUL AFRICA ROKIA TRAORE

45

VICTIM OF LOVE CHARLES BRADLEY

46

THE LOW HIGHWAY STEVE EARLE/DUKES & DUCHESSES

47

NOMAD BOMBINO

48

SAME TRAILER DIFFERENT PARK KACEY MUSGRAVES

49

THE BENEVOLENCE OF SISTER MARY IGNATIUS LEE THOMPSON SKA ORCHESTRA

50

FLUME FLUME

Nicole Phillips England launches fabric by the metre to brighten up your home

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So a few weeks back we visited the Spirit of Summer show at Olympia and found this fantastic textile designer. Well, if its kitsch cloth that you’re after then Nicole Phillips is your lady. There are some new designs out now, so check them out and see how you could make your house look amazing! And don’t forget, we’re all for supporting Buy British, and this designer is just one of the great reasons why its so important! 

Here’s more about the new products! 

The perfect way to freshen up any kitchen table or window, fine textile design company Nicole Phillips England has launched a range of fabric by the metre, available in a variety of designs and a choice of oilcloth or cotton to suit every style of home.Screen Shot 2013-06-10 at 11.46.43

Offering a practical yet pretty solution to protecting your table from spills and scratches, the new oilcloth fabric can be ordered by the metre in the quirky fish or crab-on-a-line designs that are ideal for coastal homes as well as the strawberry, asparagus and trailing rose patterns, which will complement all country inspired interiors. The high quality 100% cotton fabric is available in all Nicole Phillips England patterns on request and can be used for anything from curtains, cushion covers and blinds to tablecloths and other beautiful homemade accessories.

Screen Shot 2013-06-10 at 11.47.00Designed and created by artist, Nicole Phillips, the collection of fabric by the metre highlights Nicole’s hand-painted watercolour designs that have been printed on carefully selected high quality materials.

Inspired by country and coastal themes with a foodie influence, the full Nicole Phillips England range also includes aprons, tea towels, hob covers, napkins, cushions and tote bags, all of which are made here in Great Britain.

The fabric range starts from £26 per metre for oilcloth and £38 per metre for cotton, and is available to buy online at www.nicolephillips.com.

So who is Nicole Phillips?

Founded in 2012 and launched in March 2013, Nicole Phillips has used her creative skills to bring a fresh perspective to fine textile design. The company delivers a broad range of new products with unique designs made to the highest quality standards within the UK.Screen Shot 2013-06-10 at 11.47.14

Founder Nicole Phillips had an idyllic childhood growing up on a small island in the Bahamas before moving to England to complete her education. Her early experiences continue to influence her art today and many of the Nicole Phillips England designs feature themes relating to the sea and nature. Nicole gained a degree in Ceramics at Bath University and she ran a successful studio in West Sussex for 6 years before taking a break to start a family.

The eureka moment came one evening in 2012 when Nicole realised that her artwork was ideally suited for printing on fabric and since then she has been immersed in creating and exploiting the possibilities that this medium of textiles can bring.

Nicole now runs the business with her small team in West Sussex.