The balance between lightweight lo-fi and expansive alt-pop has been struck expertly, making Love a record to hold your hand during your more insular and solipsistic moments
V is an immersive but pretty damn trying listen, one that seems less interested in offering solutions for the downtrodden than it is in dragging them down with it
Film Of Life is a jaunty but profound update of the sound Tony Allen initially pioneered, with brash brass, slinking bass lines and dazzling polyrhythms present in abundance
a delectable charm of spacious, electronically charged subtleness that strongly suggests that her next album could be a real treat.
Eschar have plotted a journey through the stars on a rocket made of riffs.
heart-ravaged Du Blonde and has reconfigured her musical armoury into an angry melancholic spear with an edge that’s familiar, pop-wise, and in touch with her folky-melody roots
Gwenno relies on language and layering to deliver subtlety and depth, and it means her political messages will permeate stealthily
Ought’s 2014 breakthrough, More Than Any Other Day, wasn’t so much reviewed as exalted via encomia. Rightly so, and this ambitious follow-up is every bit as deserving of our plaudits
Their uncompromising drive for gnarly sound is challenging but the album refuses to degenerate into ugliness.
Talk Tight fizzes with the urgency and confidence of a band more than ready to step up to the plate.
Brutal techno beats, fleeting chordal swells and Karl Hyde’s agitated torrent-of-consciousness remains a loose template for Underworld’s best work into their seventh album
It’s a fun record to listen to, with some big choruses and a refreshing vocal delivery throughout.
The dizzying knot of complex riffs and intricate time signatures remains, but Disappointment Island bristles with a playfulness not heard before
The release showcases the fluidity of her vocal, at home driven by a drumbeat and immersive synths.
Boo Boo is as widescreen and elastic as pop albums get...
Joy offers a fusion of styles and ideas that results in a chamber techno boasting some rather atmospheric and intriguing sonic combinations
!!!’s work has always been political, but here on Shake the Shudder the focus becomes more personal and self-reflective.
Tim Hakki reviews Stormzy Gang Signs and Prayer
No matter what mood Rolling Blackouts C.F. are in, you'll want to weather the storm with them.
As bold and as confident a record The Echo of Pleasure is, it does begin to blur in to one on repeat listens.
Danny Wright, Thomas Hannan and Dave Rowlinson conduct some pretty serious analysis.