II is something of a mammoth, but when it comes to loud and heavy seventies-style rock there are few better ways to spend your time
Most notably, it finds Thorpe undoubtedly at peace with the breakup of his band.
Rennen is an exercise in restraint, an encyclopedia of skittering percussion and the sparsest synth settings available
Joining forces with Dutch artist girlfriend Ebony Hoorn has lent Roberts a lighter touch, a synthier sound and maybe even something approaching peace
The Madness of Many is another technically-bewildering slab of djent from Animals As Leaders.
Sounding both older and bolder, it feels like Lizzo has not only mastered what she’s saying but how she’s saying it too
Konnichiwa will stand tall as a monolith of grime music. We just hope the Americans are ready.
We listened to the new offering from the musical goddess Lion Babe, titled Cosmic Wind.
Wishes may not be a perfect debut, but it remains an impressive collection of tracks, and one that, at its finest moments, showcases the initial sparks of a truly undeniable talent
Perfectly polished, it seems the label’s long-standing mission of creating a new kind of popstar have been fully realised on Reflections.
Less the brilliant compilation it undoubtedly is, it instead feels like a signpost to the open-door clubhouse of one of the most talented crowds around.
Nine albums in and the trio hammers out the most ramshackle, loose, gritty and shambolic effort of their 21-year career - and it’s great
It's demanding music, but it sounds like they needed to make it.
If you’re aware you should love Sufjan, but just having never learnt why, then this breathtaking record might just be the one to capture your heart, forever
First and foremost, this is an album with its roots deep in the hip-hop culture of sampling.
The tracks offer anything from rather close scrutiny of personal matters, to seeking comfort and reassurance.
It is the will to experiment that makes this album significant as the resurgence in grime reaches newer heights in 2016.
A confident second album that steps out of the shadow of its predecessor whilst attaining all the essential qualities
Paperback Ghosts is an enchanting album of “lost souls… holding on to life,” and lord knows, that speaks to us all
"relatable, emotionally vulnerable, and, frankly, incredibly raw. IDER wanted this record to connect, and that’s exactly what it does best." - read our review of IDER's debut.
The final installment of the Montréal artist's Altogether Unaccompanied series is not so much a significant step up from Vol. I & Vol. II than it is a continuation of Deland's intricate, intimate songwriting.