What is a Qobuzissime? It’s an award presented by Qobuz for a first or second album.

Pop or Reggae, Metal or Classical, Jazz or Blues, no genre is excluded. More often than not the award is presented to a newly discovered artist.

Sometimes it might be a particularly quirky or a crossover album from a discography.

The important aspects are uniqueness, sincerity and quality. We look for these things in the recording, the project and the sound identity.



Alternative & Indie - Released July 21, 2017 | Columbia

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Qobuzissime
This is the debut album from 18-year-old "voice of a generation" Declan McKenna, who broke out in 2015 with his FIFA-criticizing debut single, "Brazil." Recorded with Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Florence + the Machine), the album sees him melding politically and socially conscious lyrics wiser than his years with a louche, laconic indie pop style, and features all six of his previously released singles. ~ John D. Buchanan