The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Echo of Pleasure // Album...

As bold and as confident a record The Echo of Pleasure is, it does begin to blur in to one on repeat listens.

Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black // Album Review

Danny Wright, Thomas Hannan and Dave Rowlinson conduct some pretty serious analysis.

RHYE – BLOOD // Album Review

Blood is their second album - the follow up to 2013's Woman – and it's a cathartic narrative that makes your heart hurt and soar in equal measure.

Gorillaz – The Now Now // Album Review

No matter what mood Rolling Blackouts C.F. are in, you'll want to weather the storm with them.

Tommy Genesis – Tommy Genesis // Album Review

Undoubtedly a phenomenal addition to the landslide of blistering pop records we've been blessed with in recent years, Tommy Genesis should reign somewhere near the top.

American Football – LP3 // Album Review

If you regard second-wave emo as a genre that set the (music) world on fire, then LP3 seems to acutely trace the path of its fading embers with serene, stylistic beauty.

Swervedriver – Future Ruins // Album Review

Sadly, Swervedriver 2.0 won’t trouble their status as criminally overlooked indie behemoths of the early 90s.

Review // Hooded Fang – Gravez

Full Time Hobby // May 27th When Toronto's Hooded Fang birthed last year's 'Tosta Mista' album it proved to be a bundle of joy with...

Kissaway Trail – Breach // Album Review

The momentum of the early tracks threatens to send the album firmly stratospheric, and the relentlessness does begin to lose its appeal mid-album.

Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow // Album Review

Bombay Bicycle Club are a band that have constantly grown, stretched their wings and only now do they seem ready to take flight.

Amen Dunes – Love // Album Review

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

jj – V // Album Review

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

Tony Allen – Film Of Life // Album Review

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

Emmy the Great – S // EP Review

a delectable charm of spacious, electronically charged subtleness that strongly suggests that her next album could be a real treat.

Eschar – Nova // Album Review

Eschar have plotted a journey through the stars on a rocket made of riffs.

Du Blonde – Welcome Back To Milk // Album Review

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 – Y Dydd Olaf // Album Review

Gwenno relies on language and layering to deliver subtlety and depth, and it means her political messages will permeate stealthily

Ought – Sun Coming Down // Album Review

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

USA Nails – No Pleasure // Album Review

Their uncompromising drive for gnarly sound is challenging but the album refuses to degenerate into ugliness.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Talk Tight // Album Review

Talk Tight fizzes with the urgency and confidence of a band more than ready to step up to the plate.

Underworld – Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future

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

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