The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome (2016)

This is probably the best Rolling Stones record to come out in known modern history. For a band that constantly re-hashes ‘best of’s over and over and over, hearing an album full of blues covers was very unexpected, for me at least. The record lurches into life, and at first seems a bit clumsy, with the Stones showing their age in comparison to the energy of their earlier efforts. After the initial adjustment however, the record is incredibly enjoyable and is very well constructed. Perfect soundtrack for a beer and a cigar in the sun.