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Bonnie “Prince” Billy – I Made A Place // Album Review

Banjos and close, beautiful harmonies abound, and while it’s hard not to long for the gloomier, stranger side of some of his stellar earlier work, there’s no denying that this is a very gorgeous record.

Kim Gordon – No Home Record // Album Review

The real treat is that voice of hers: witnessing her tear in to modern pop culture phenomena like Twitter and AirBnB with a mixture of fascination and disgust is a peculiar joy, but a real one.

Alex Cameron – Miami Memory // Album Review

This new perspective suits him; the mechanical funk of the opening ‘Stepdad’ is among the finest things he’s written, while the irresistible ‘Bad For the Boys’ tackles the #MeToo movement with admirable tact...

Cate Le Bon – Reward // Album Review

At once a comforting and curious listen, Reward is an excellent album from an artist finally getting the recognition she deserves.

Kevin Morby – Oh My God // Album Review

On Oh My God, Morby excels himself not by broadening his palette, but refining it.

Royal Trux – White Stuff // Album Review

Album of the year? Fucked if I know. But, yeah. Maybe.

Julia Holter – Aviary // Album Review

Aviary certainly lands on the more 'out there' end of the spectrum, but don't be surprised if she doesn't stay there for long.

Neneh Cherry – Broken Politics // Album Review

Only her fifth solo LP in a career dating back to the 80s, Broken Politics is exactly the kind of thing our ears need to encounter more regularly.

Low – Double Negative // Album Review

It's demanding music, but it sounds like they needed to make it.

Anna Calvi – Hunter // Album Review

On a record of refinement rather than reinvention, the corners are darker and the brightness more dazzling than before.

Liars – 1/1 OST // Album Review

They've said it's the last we'll hear from them. But then, they are Liars.

Kamasi Washington – Heaven And Earth // Album Review

...it's a second consecutive triumph, and you really should own it. If you don't have any jazz, that's not an issue. The only barrier to enjoying it is not having any soul.

Ought – Room Inside The World // Album Review

In dialling up their idiosyncrasies, they've expanded the very horizons of the genre.

Dream Wife – Dream Wife // Album Review

Dream Wife's opening salvo feels like indie debuts of old; a 34-minute cobweb-clearer with a few middling-to-good songs and a handful of spectacular ones.

Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest // Album Review

On Rest, Gainsbourg flits between singing in French and English, and sounds just as mysterious whatever language she's operating in - even if you only find one of them intelligible.

Destroyer – ken // Album Review

This time, he's apparently digging the Pet Shop Boys and New Order. And man, do I dig how he digs the Pet Shop Boys and New Order.

Liars – TFCF // Album Review

"If you listen you will hear that sound right there in my mind", he sings on highlight "No Tree Branch", and that's what this record sounds like - a trip in to a fascinating, hilarious and disturbing psyche.

JFDR – Brazil // Album Review

But the songwriting is magnificent throughout, and anyone with an interest in forward thinking pop should head to Brazil immediately.

Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors // Album Review

Sonically, it's remarkably upbeat, and the arrangements, melodies, mastery of instruments and production are all staggering.

Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors // Album Review

Sonically, it's remarkably upbeat, and the arrangements, melodies, mastery of instruments and production are all staggering.

The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody // Album Review

Oczy Mlody goes so much further through the looking glass that we may have lost the band we knew forever

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