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
Recorded in a single eight-hour session, the tunes sound fresh with Yussef Dayes' sizzling and shuffling drums as the engine room.
Is 'Outrage! Is Now' the beginning of the next chapter for Death From Above?
Each one is beautifully imagined and superbly executed, as if Holden was leading a kosmische caravan through uncharted territories of long-form funk and jazz.
Inspired by folk greats and 90s feminist punk, the record marries a ton of emotion with bold collages of spiky guitars.