A record dominated by engaging sonic beauty and real emotional impact, Dawn Chorus is an exceptional eulogy to the mercurial rave experience.
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.
"On her fourth full-length album All Mirrors Angel Olsen seems to take a more pared-back approach" - Francesca Baker reviews Angel Olsen's new record.
It's not all for dancing, nor is all of it melancholic enough for simply contemplating; Floating Points - aka Sam Shepherd - flits between experimental techno, transcendent house and dark ambiance to reach the recesses of the human brain.
Full of sci-fi waltzes and intricate samples layered beneath tongue-in-cheek hooks and hefty basslines, Transmission Suite is understated, disjointed and masterful.
If their last record, the dreamy, crepuscular U.F.O.F., isn’t already primed for your end-of-year list, then its decidedly earthier companion, Two Hands will surely take its place.
Addressing their origins in a way that’s uplifting, nostalgic, and sort of overdue, Tegan and Sara are remedying what’s made you feel “messed up and blue”.
With its abstract and often humorous portrayals of emotion, the record’s harrowing atmosphere certainly doesn’t make for easy listening, but there’s something remarkably therapeutic in its underlying empathy.
Laced with features from Run The Jewels, Obongjayar and Blood Orange, uknowhatimsayin¿ has a maturity to it unlike previous releases from the American rapper.
But fear not, because in Gruff’s capable hands, there’s still enough dreamy musical landscapes to make you want to spend half an hour inside his head.
How an album can sound so 1989 and so 2019 at once is remarkable.
This is (Sandy) Alex G's most progressive work yet, proving he's moved away from being a cult prodigy to one of the industry's most prolific artists.
His bedroom pop sensibilities remain, but this is a vision that feels vastly widescreen this time around.
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...
Sampa The Great’s debut LP, 19-track The Return, will cement her position as one of contemporary hip-hop’s freshest and most intriguing voices.
There’s not a bum note to be found in these superbly played and recorded nine songs.
The Australian—deep breath—drum teacher-turned-multi-instrumentalist-bedroom producer has since released a host of brilliantly zestful singles.
Norman Fucking Rockwell! is a graceful portrayal of the singer’s new-found strength and stability, marking what is undoubtedly her greatest record to date.
Danny Wright dissects Kano's essential new album with Robin Murray and Caitlin Scott.
Designed to evoke a radio-like listening experience, the album offers a constantly shifting carousel of styles, often interspersed with interludes. In less experienced hands, such a format could feel disjointed, but in Mount’s it’s immersive.
Miami Memory continues where 2017’s Forced Witness left off in its expansive dad-rock stylings but marks a welcome thematic shift - Wilf Skinner reviews Alex Cameron's new record.