Conditions – The Temper Trap
Such an excellent collection of songs! This was the debut album for The Temper Trap, and they absolutely nailed it. Every track is really warm and vibrant, and generally make me feel like a student again!
Best track: Sweet Disposition
Songs for Drella – Lou Reed & John Cale
Arianna, Digital & Design
It’s so difficult to choose one (also very personal). Right now I would say it’s Songs for Drella. Lou Reed’s voice is so calm and direct; and John’s viola - and the piano… This album is sooooo sad, I always almost cry at the end.
Best track: Hello It’s Me
Advance and Vanquish – 3 Inches of Blood
John, Creative Design
Loud, raw, emotional, face-melting heavy metal. Screaming vocals, killer guitars and stomping drumbeats keep it going.
Best track: Deadly Sinners
Sam's Town – The Killers
Abbey, Social & Head of RHA Killers Fan Club
It was the first CD I bought myself, it's full of absolute bangers and there's something for whatever mood you're in. The more I've seen it played live, the more I love it. It's just the best, okay?
Best track: This River is Wild - it's just textbook 'The Killers' extravagance
Scouting for Girls – Scouting for Girls
Lorna, PR & SFG’s One Fan
This album and its heartbreak-songs-masked-as-happy-tunes has followed me through my uni days, breakups, late nights and hangovers, car crashes, moving country, and moving back. You can belt out the songs and you can sob to them. It's an album for every occasion, really.
Best track: Heartbeat - seeing them live and singing along loudly is a favourite moment in time.
Automatic For The People – REM
Life affirming music of contrasts. Beautiful lyricism from Michael Stipe. What more do you need?
Best track: Man on the Moon
Glorious – Foxes
The first album I bought after I learned to drive and it reminds me of sweet, sweet, freedom.
Best track: Let It Go For Tonight
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – AC/DC
Kyle, Product Director
My Dad is a huge AC/DC fan, he used to blast this (cassette) album out of his car when I was a kid. It was my first headbanging experience and I still, to this day and much to my annoyance, think "ooh that’s a naughty word" when I hear Ain't No Fun (the Jumbo Jet bit). Great album by a great band with loads of energy.
Best track: Problem Child
The Winter of Mixed Drinks – Frightened Rabbit
Colum, Copy Janitor
A poignant, beautiful, funny record designed to be smashed out in Glasgow pub basements and student unions. I’ve been listening to this on repeat since 2010 and it will never, ever get old.
Best track: The Loneliness and the Scream
A varied and psychologically fascinating array of records from the Team. If you’re looking for something to help you immerse yourself in your favourite sounds, we’ve got something for that.