Currently studying Mathematics and Music at Leeds University. Generally a fan of all things musical and vaguely geeky. Values aesthetic way too much.
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.
Having spent nearly four years on it, ‘Something To Tell You’ sees HAIM return with their critic and public-pleasing formula fully intact.
Ernest Greene’s third full-length Washed Out album is perfectly functional and enjoyable, but fails to push the boundaries of chillwave in any discernible direction.
Now simply a solo vehicle for singer Jonny Pierce, the fourth Drums record is perfectly fine but doesn’t take any risks or offer many variations of the formula.
Amber Coffman’s first solo album after leaving Dirty Projectors, ‘City Of No Reply’, is sadly far too polite and inoffensive to be memorable enough.
While it contains some exceptional highlights, ‘Relaxer’ finds Alt-J often struggling to find their footing on an admirably bold third album.
‘Pleasure’, Leslie Feist’s first album in six years, shows that her strange, playful power has not diminished with time.
The New Pornographers mark the start of their third decade with seventh album ‘Whiteout Conditions’, an energetic and exhausting triumph.
Post-punk legends Wire’s 16th album ‘Silver/Lead’, their third in as many years, puts many of today’s guitar groups to shame.