Currently studying Mathematics and Music at Leeds University. Generally a fan of all things musical and vaguely geeky. Values aesthetic way too much.
‘MASSEDUCTION’ can be read both as St. Vincent being seduced into significant Pop culture relevancy and, conversely, her taking the entire medium of celebrity and Pop and making it work for her. Choosing to interpret it as the latter makes for one of the best and consistent listens of the year.
Ten years on, Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ sounds like a band reveling in freedom from expectations and enjoying a rare period of creative freedom.
Chelsea Wolfe’s fifth album ‘Hiss Spun’ is so remorselessly, unrelentingly bleak that it becomes physically tiring.
Hundred Waters’ third album ‘Communicating’ sees them spread further from their folktronica origins to make themselves relevant and interesting all over again.
Mount Kimbie’s third album ‘Love What Survives’ sees them go further down the path of third-party collaboration with their post-dubstep sound, and it’s enjoyable without being definitive.
Following two decent albums of sumptuous, dreamy indie-rock, Daughter’s next move is to provide the soundtrack to a video game.
On ‘A Deeper Understanding’, Adam Granduciel travels even further into his own haunted mindscape to make another War On Drugs masterpiece.
Everything Everything’s fourth album ‘A Fever Dream’ wants to go for the grand political statement, but comes off a little clunky.
Passion Pit’s fourth album ‘Tremendous Sea Of Love’ is far too good to have been given away for free on Twitter.
Probably now doomed to be remembered as a one-hit wonder, Foster The People’s utterly inoffensive third album ‘Sacred Hearts Club’ completely lacks originality.