Alt J – This Is All Yours // Album Review

a mesmerising journey – and when the album is listened to in full it really is a journey. One step back, two steps forward.

Hookworms – The Hum // Album Review

On The Hum, Hookworms find a new way to temper those blistering, eviscerating slabs of frenzy – this time with something tantamount to pop

The Dodos – Individ // Album Review

On Individ, The Dodo's returned to a minimal approach, and – whaddayaknow! – it’s the best record they’ve released since their first

Mew – +- // Album Review

Despite the six year wait, +- won't dissapoint, but while existing fans will be happy to pump this beauty into their earholes, the chances of it winning Mew a bigger following seems slight

Leftfield – Alternative Light Source // Album Review

Leftfield didn't get the progressive-house rep for nothing, and it's big-bottomed astral bangers like these that will keep this superstar soundsystem in arena-sized sellouts

Slime – Company // Album Review

Whether it be an early morning train ride or a late night forest sabbatical, Archer has crafted ten tracks that are perfect for letting the mind wander to.

Girl Band – Holding Hands With Jamie

This isn’t an easy listen. But what Girl Band have made is the bold and ambitious statement of a band capable of anything. Inventive, ferocious, relentless. If you’ve been looking for An Important Band in your life, they are it.

Swet Shop Boys – Cashmere // Album Review

The many stylistic elements at play here serve as a reflection of the pair's British-American Indian-Pakistani cross-cultural bond, delving into their lives as prominent brown men in the Western world that wants their downfall

Mass Gothic – Mass Gothic // Album Review

The melodic sensibilities will satisfy the indie casual, but for those willing to dig deeper an affecting, bipolar experience awaits

Suuns – Hold/Still // Album Review

Suuns’ sonic journey over three albums is an intriguing one: a fascinating story of dissolving sounds and erosion

Spring King – Tell Me If You Like To // Album Review

'Tell Me If You Like To' is the first time Spring King have really shown any weaknesses.

Lou Rhodes – Theyesandeye

Lou Rhodes' fourth album reminds us of humanity’s incessant taste for the tragic, even among all this love

Keaton Henson – Kindly Now // Album Review

There are no happy, toe-tappers on here but you already knew that.

How To Dress Well – Care // Album Review

Care is something exciting, a record that forgoes the all-too-familiar myopic synth pop pastiche

Ricky Eat Acid – Talk To You Soon // Album Review

Talk To You Soon is a meticulous collection of glimpses into worlds packed with feelings and ideas that you either already know or – mostly – wish that you knew

Japandroids – Near To The Wild Heart Of Life // Album Review

Japandroids have grown up, but it sounds like they ain't having half as much fun

Eels – The Deconstruction // Album Review

The Deconstruction is complete with all the foibles that have made them such an endearing, enduring and elusive act to their dedicated supporters.

Arcade Fire – Everything Now // Album Review

Arcade Fire fully embrace the synth and sleaze of their new direction.

St Vincent – MASSEDUCTION // Album Review

Kate Solomon and Hassan Anderson deconstruct Annie Clark's latest LP.

PBR Streetgang – Late Night Party Line // Album Review

Summer may be a hazy memory but the Loleatta Holloway-sampling title track is primed for smouldering festival sets, and it looms large over this body of work too.

Ezra Furman – Transangelic Exodus // Album Review

Although there's a shift from the indie-doo-wop of 2015's Perpetual Motion People – this is more aggressive in tone – Furman is still rooted in the same Lou Reed garage rock vein.

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