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Best Albums Of August 2015

As a collaborative effort, The Monolith staff run down their favourite albums released each month and present them to you, as a list, with words and pictures and music. It’s much like a lecture at the university of awesome, only you don’t have to look at us or make notes really. Best school ever.

Here were January’s.

Here were February’s

Here were March’s

Here were April’s

Here were May’s

Here were June’s

Here were July’s

Here’s August’s list, starting with:

Agent Fresco - Destrier album art

Agent Fresco – Destrier

7th August


It took an ironic five years after Agent Fresco‘s debut A Long Time Listening to release their latest album Destrier – so long in fact, that the previous release is now ingrained into the subconscious of every single fan of the band through necessitated repetition.

So when the first single from Destrier arrived in the form of “Dark Water” it was approached with trepidation. How would it stack up?

Much like its predecessor, Destrier tells a story, exploring the effects of extreme violence. It’s frenetic riffing in “See Hell” contrasts the euphoric “Wait For Me” this album is balanced but it really is Arnór Dan’s vocal that truly finally finds the equilibrium between strife and tranquility. Agent Fresco’s music contains a certain honesty and tenderness that makes it impossible not to fall completely in love with and Destrier continues the trend with a level of elegance that most bands could only ever aspire to.

- Adam