Björk’s flute-heavy ninth album ‘Utopia’ is one of her most enchanting and meditative to date.
Romaplasm fills the chasm between the guy posting anime screencaps on his twitter account, and the Baths of ‘Obsidian’, to charming results.
Leeds post-punkers AUTOBAHN continue the great work with an impressive sophomore album, ‘The Moral Crossing’.
Karin Dreijer’s second Fever Ray album ‘Plunge’ is a lot more expansive and pop-orientated than its 2009 predecessor, but retains all the elements that made The Knife so compelling.
Margo Price’s status as country music’s next major star is secure with an honest and forthright second album, ‘All American Made’.
‘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.
Pulsating, heady and intricately vulnerable, Kelela’s debut album ‘Take Me Apart’ is a strong musical statement in the world of innovative R&B.
After a seven-year hiatus, it’s a great relief that Wolf Parade are in fine form as ever with their fourth album ‘Cry Cry Cry’.
Mackenzie Scott’s third TORRES album ‘Three Futures’ has pushed into the highest echelon of women working at the peak of their powers in indie.
Kieran Hebden’s ninth Four Tet album ‘New Energy’ sees him look to his own past for inspiration, leading to a terrific and accessible experience.