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Porto’s record shops, part 1​

porto calling – loja de discos rua da conceição 80 – loja 2 – tel: 220 945 501, official site & facebook rock (all types and most of it), jazz, funk & soul. its name is a tribute to ‘london calling’ by the clash, and for sure you breathe a nostalgic british air at the store that gave it a friendly atmosphere inviting you to go there many times. it’s mostly rock, but exploring all the shelves you will get more than that. recent records and old gems can be found at this record shop somehow hidden from the main street and headed by a nice guy that really knows what is selling. louie louie rua do almada, 307 – tel: 222 010 384, official site & facebook everything & everything one of the oldest and still open record shops at porto. the place at almada’s street (there’s also a store at the portuguese capital), has a nice aura and you can find a bit of every type of music, from old bargains to the new …

Bjork – Vulnicura

vulnicura is the eighth studio album from our beloved icelandic singer, björk. for a very long time i was waiting for an album so truthful like this. she told in some interviews that she wrote the album while her marriage was collapsing and so the album was constructed in a way to express her fillings for every stage of that painful event. “our love was my womb but our bond has broken my shield is gone my protection is taken i am one wound my pulsating body suffering being my heart is enormous lake black with potion i am blind drowning in this ocean” in this album we can find amazing songs with beautiful videos like “stonemilker“, “lionsong“, “black lake“, “not get” or the visceral “mouth mantra“. vulnicura, björk 2015

Frank Ocean – blonde

blonde is the long time awaited album by frank ocean, featuring amazing tracks like “nikes“, “ivy“, “pink+white” and “white ferrari“. “i thought that I was dreaming when you said you loved me” “that’s the same way you showed me love glory from above“ frank ocean, blonde 2016 (limited  black friday edition)

M83. – HurryUp,We’reDreaming

hurry up, we’re dreaming is a “must-have” 2011 album, featuring unbeatable tracks like “midnight city“, “reunion“, “wait” and “steve mcqueen“. “there’s a magic inside just waiting to burst out the world is a goldmine that will melt tomorrow living for, living for a thrill just waiting, just waiting!” hurry up, we’re dreaming, M83 2011

Alt-J – This is all yours

this is all yours is an 2014 album, featuring great tracks such as “hunger of the pine“, “left hand free” and “every other freckle“. love love is the warmest colour petrol blues, hallelujah, hallelujah comes saut dans le vide, my lover in my youth the greatest tide washed up my prize you i’ll bury my hands deep into the name of my lover this is all yours, alt-j 2014

Radiohead – In Rainbows

this is for sure one of the best records we have bought for our collection. in 2007, we got the cd version of radiohead‘s “in rainbows” and back then it sounded amazing. today with the collection we had to have the vinyl version. this is, certainly, the best album radiohead ever made. this vinyl was bought in a little shop at porto, portugal called louie louie and we were amazed when saw that was one of the first 2007 pressings from xl recordings, pressed directly from the master. the sound is amazingly clean. in rainbows is a 2007 album, which features amazing tracks like “house of cards”; “15 steps”; “jigsaw falling into place”; “nude”; “reckoner” or “bodysnatchers”. don’t get any big ideas they’re not gonna happen you paint yourself white and fill up with noise there’ll be something missing and now that you found it it’s gone in rainbows, radiohead, 2007

Joanna Newsom – Divers

joanna newsom is unquestionably one of the most beautiful voices we have heard. we saw her for the first time at casa da música at porto, and the instant impression was a fragile figure on a stage with a huge white harp. she sang, and sang, and sang. such a crystal voice, a delicate touch and a powerful presence. divers is an 2015 album, full of amazing tracks like “divers”; “sapokanikan”; “leaving the city”; and the most beautiful song of the album “time, as a symptom” “hardly seen, hardly felt– deep down where your fight is waiting down ’till the light in your eyes is fading: joy of life where i know that you can yield, when it comes down to it; bow like the field when the wind combs through it: joy of life and every little gust that chances through will dance in the dust of me and you with joy-of-life and in our perfect secret-keeping: one ear of corn n silent, reaping joy of life” divers, joanna newsom 2015