Angry as ever, while feeling more introspective and personal than previous efforts, Rise Against prove that a great collection of songs and a great album are two very different things
While undoubtedly harder work than its predecessor, stick with Wonder Where We Land and you’ll get brilliantly lost in SBTRKT's wonderful world
A gorgeous album of grown-up pop that proves the phrase ‘guilty pleasure’ is the domain of those already dead inside.
Impactful vocal hooks and euphoric melodic swells make The Scene Between as revitalising as a lungful of sea breeze
Lancastrian duo The Lovely Eggs continue their predilection for accented, disorderly and melodic pop music... This Is Our Nowhere is to be appreciated as a collection of lyrically absurd, short and snappy punk songs
They’ve found their niche and they thrive within it, but such are the quantities of irresistibly sweet pop coating on their refreshing brand of neo-grunge.
They Might Be Giants might be the only band who can make music for both children and adults without sounding pathetically quaint
Ultimately, this record succeeds because of its earnest, uplifting spirit. A reason to be hopeful, indeed.
The duo’s first album as eschews the pleasure-principled escapism of the Nineties ambient house scene.
Shot through with existential dread, Big Ups’ second album simmers with barely-contained rage
On Ullages, Eagulls have tapped into an incredible knack for making the dreary sound delightfully dreamy
The Magic isn’t a landmark release in Deerhoof's canon, but it’s perhaps more coherent than their last few, the sound of a rock band revelling in being the only ones doing whatever it is they do
Edith is here. Get over it. Move on.
Hooray For Me could easily soundtrack each phase of a storm; a brittle yet powerful first step
Detractors will say it‘s all triggers and software, but it’s hard to deny Colossal Squid’s intelligent design
Despite falling a little short in terms of musical originality, WSTR have done incredibly well with this debut, and 2017 looks to be a promising year for the band.
A poetic pop record haunted by abstract and obtuse folk influences at every turn.
As we sink deeper into the grey slab of miserablism that forms the London winter, Flowering Jungle does everything you want from a Monster Rally album, and more.
Django Django’s Marble Skies is a genre-blending spectrum of trippy, dance-fuelled fun. With the band returning to their DIY aesthetic, the collection feels fresh and summer-ready.
It's all as rich in love as it is in violence.
But would temperance curb the creative dynamic of a quartet who shared more with their city's late-Seventies scenesters than just a preference for hedonism over hygiene? Happily not.